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Iowa football’s Paulsen brothers lose their locks at Dance Marathon

Iowa football’s Paulsen brothers lose their locks at Dance Marathon

Andy Mitchell, News Reporter
February 2, 2019
Filed under Campus, Dance Marathon, Latest News, News

As the clock struck 4 a.m., the razors and scissors came out for the tradition of Dance Marathon’s “Short Hair, Don’t Care” event. Hawkeyes waved goodbye to their heads full of hair for a good cause. Eighteen students took to the main stage to have their hair cut in front of a cheering crowd....

Judge strikes down part of 2017 Iowa voter-ID law

Judge strikes down part of 2017 Iowa voter-ID law

Sarah Watson, Politics Editor
January 24, 2019
Filed under Latest News, Politics, News, State Politics

A District 5C Court judge struck down a part of the 2017 voter-ID law that prevented Iowa county auditors from using an existing voter database to verify voters' identity. The bill, which was signed into law by then-Gov. Terry Branstad, instructed elections commissioners to contact an absentee voter...

Newby: Iowa’s record-breaking, history-making year

Newby: Iowa’s record-breaking, history-making year

Taylor Newby, Opinions Columnist
January 15, 2019
Filed under Opinions, Columns

The year 2018 brought with it a number of breakthroughs and the population of Iowa was bettered because of it. Though division has flanked our country in devastating measure, it’s important to remember and recount the ways that 2018 shaped us into a better and braver people. The beginning of the...

Iowa gun-rights amendment hits setback because of ‘bureaucratic oversight error’

Iowa gun-rights amendment hits setback because of ‘bureaucratic oversight error’

Sarah Watson, Politics Editor
January 14, 2019
Filed under Latest News, Politics, News, State Politics

DES MOINES — Iowa GOP lawmakers learned Monday morning that a Republican-led initiative to add the right to bear arms to the Iowa Constitution will be set back until at least 2022 because of a “bureaucratic oversight error” by the Iowa secretary of state. Last year, the Legislature passed t...

Pate reclaims his position as Iowa’s secretary of state

Pate reclaims his position as Iowa’s secretary of state

Kit Fitzgerald, News Reporter
November 6, 2018
Filed under Politics, State Politics

On Tuesday, Paul Pate was re-elected to his position as Iowa’s secretary of state. Pate beat opponent Democrat Deidre DeJear 52.86 percent to 44.74 percent, with all counties reporting results. The Secretary of State’s Office oversees Iowa elections and acts as a record-keeper for businesses. ...

Mike Naig secures executive office of Iowa agriculture

Mike Naig secures executive office of Iowa agriculture

Jordan Prochnow, News Reporter
November 6, 2018
Filed under 2018 Midterm Election, Politics, State Politics

Republican Mike Naig won the Secretary of Agriculture position on Tuesday night. Naig received 50.48 percent of votes, while Democratic opponent Tim Gannon received 46.48 percent of votes with all counties reporting results. Naig was appointed as state Secretary of Agriculture in March after former-secretar...

Reynolds: ‘This is the most important election ever’

Reynolds: ‘This is the most important election ever’

Sarah Watson, Politics Editor
November 5, 2018
Filed under 2018 Midterm Election, Latest News, Politics, News, State Politics, Uncategorized

CEDAR RAPIDS — Republican candidate for Iowa Governor, Kim Reynolds, touched down at the Eastern Iowa Airport to rally voters in the final day before polls open. Reynolds and a host of Iowa Republicans told a crowd of about 30 that Iowans need to cast ballots for a Republican team, which she said...

Democratic candidates have out-raised Republicans in state races this election cycle

Democratic candidates have out-raised Republicans in state races this election cycle

Julia Shanahan, Politics Reporter
November 3, 2018
Filed under Latest News, Politics, News, State Politics

Iowa Democratic candidates for state office have raised and spent more money than Republican candidates since January 2017. Bret Nilles, the Democraticchair of Linn County Democrats, said he thought the outpouring of Democratic dollars reflects the candidates trying to gain name recognition throug...

UI researchers receive grant renewal to study birth defects and risks

UI researchers receive grant renewal to study birth defects and risks

Jordan Prochnow, News Reporter
October 25, 2018
Filed under Campus, News, UI Hospitals & Clinics

The University of Iowa Public Health College recently received a $4.3 million grant renewal from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention to examine how factors in early pregnancy may increase the risk of major birth defects.  The grant will be used to continue research in the Iowa Center of...

Two candidates seek to be Iowa Secretary of State

Two candidates seek to be Iowa Secretary of State

October 23, 2018
Filed under 2018 Midterm Election, 2018 Voter Guide, Politics

Paul Pate (R) - Incumbent Age: 60   Hometown: Ottumwa, Iowa Education: Kirkwood Community College About: Pate has held a number of positions in his political career. As a state senator, he represented Linn, Delaware, and Buchanan Counties. He also served as mayor of Cedar Rapids and Iowa secretary of state from 1994 to 19...

UISG making changes to airport shuttle service

UISG making changes to airport shuttle service

Elianna Novitch, Politics Reporter
October 22, 2018
Filed under Latest News, News, Student Government

Changes are heading to the airport shuttle offered through the University of Iowa Student Government after its first year of operation. Last academic year, UISG allocated $20,000 to fund a free shuttle service between the IMU and the Eastern Iowa Airport during school breaks. UISG contracted through...

First-time candidate Deidre DeJear highlights voter engagement history in run for secretary of state

First-time candidate Deidre DeJear highlights voter engagement history in run for secretary of state

Sarah Watson, Politics Reporter
October 15, 2018
Filed under 2018 Midterm Election, Who's Who: 2018 Election, Latest News, Politics, News, State Politics

Democratic candidate Deidre DeJear hopes to engage voters with initiatives such as automatic voter registration in her run for Iowa’s chief commissioner of elections. In the June primary, she became the first black candidate to earn a nomination by a major party for a statewide office. The secre...