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Sarah Watson
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Sarah Watson is in her third year on staff and is serving for a second year as Politics Editor at The Daily Iowan, coordinating breaking news and in-depth coverage of Iowa politics for the donor-funded Ethics & Politics Initiative. She reported on UI Student Government and Iowa politics as a reporter her freshman year.

Sarah Watson, Politics Editor

Sep 14, 2019
Kamala Harris to visit Coralville Sept. 19 (Story)
Sep 04, 2019
152 days until the Iowa Caucuses, Michael Bennet and Steve Bullock hope for break out moment (Story)
Aug 30, 2019
NASA head talks space exploration at University of Iowa visit (Story)
Aug 29, 2019
31 biofuel waivers become topic for 2020 Democrats in Iowa (Story)
Aug 29, 2019
Update: Presidential hopefuls Pete Buttigieg, Michael Bennet, Joe Biden to visit Iowa City on Labor Day (Story)
Aug 26, 2019
Former Navy Admiral to challenge for Joni Ernst’s Senate seat (Story)
Aug 23, 2019
Seth Moulton exits presidential primary (Story)
Aug 23, 2019
Johnson County political heavyweights lead endorsement dominoes (Story)
Aug 21, 2019
Jay Inslee, ‘climate candidate,’ drops out of presidential race (Story)
Aug 19, 2019
Bernie Sanders in Iowa: ‘Everything we stand for is achievable’ (Story)
Aug 14, 2019
Politicians call for Steve King’s resignation following comments on abortions in cases of rape, incest (Story)
Aug 13, 2019
Julián Castro and John Delaney to visit Johnson County this week (Story)
Aug 11, 2019
Caucus fatigue? Not for Iowans…yet (Media)
Aug 05, 2019
Presidential Candidates at the Iowa State Fair (Story)
Aug 09, 2019
Iowa State Fair Dispatch Day 2: Gun reform a frequent topic at fair (Story)
Aug 08, 2019
Iowa State Fair Dispatch Day 1: Volunteers’ advice for candidates (Story)
Aug 07, 2019
‘We need someone who can win’ — Biden rallies support at Iowa City office opening (Story)
Aug 06, 2019
Former Iowa City mayor wins Ames special election (Story)
Aug 05, 2019
Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar to visit Iowa City this week (Story)
Aug 05, 2019
Iowa politicians react to weekend mass shootings in Ohio and Texas (Story)
May 14, 2019
First Democratic challenger to Joni Ernst announces candidacy (Story)
May 10, 2019
Cory Booker announces Iowa eight-week training program to tap volunteers (Story)
May 08, 2019
Elizabeth Warren caucus operation reaches early to Iowa campuses (Story)
May 07, 2019
Iowa Democratic Party Chair: Early training will be key to implementing Iowa caucuses (Story)
May 06, 2019
David Young to run again for Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District seat (Story)
May 03, 2019
Iowa City business owner Tessler won’t run for Congress (Story)
Apr 30, 2019
Lawmakers at a crossroads on criminal justice (Media)
Apr 27, 2019
Joe Biden to visit Iowa City Wednesday (Story)
Apr 26, 2019
How are eastern Iowans reacting to Elizabeth Warren’s policy rollouts? (Story)
Apr 15, 2019
2020 candidate Tulsi Gabbard to return to Iowa City Tuesday (Story)
Apr 12, 2019
2020 candidate John Hickenlooper pitches ‘progressive alternatives’ to nationalizing health care, free college (Story)
Apr 09, 2019
Presidential candidate Julián Castro to make Iowa City stop April 14 (Story)
Apr 08, 2019
Iowa House passes education budget falling short of funding requests (Story)
Apr 03, 2019
New in Congress: Abby Finkenauer and Cindy Axne point to bipartisan action (Story)
Apr 02, 2019
In Washington, Iowa Democratic and Republican lawmakers find middle ground (Story)
Mar 30, 2019
2020 candidate Beto O’Rourke to visit IMU April 7 (Story)
Mar 29, 2019
Climate change, Midwest floods divide politicians (Media)
Mar 27, 2019
Joni Ernst still working to ‘make ’em squeal’ (Story)
Mar 26, 2019
Green New Deal not ideal for Iowa’s congressional delegation (Story)
Mar 23, 2019
President Trump declares major disaster in 56 Iowa counties after flooding (Story)
Mar 09, 2019
2020 candidate John Hickenlooper says in Iowa he will unite the country (Story)
Mar 08, 2019
Bernie Sanders returns ‘political revolution’ to Iowa City (Story)
Mar 08, 2019
Bill could kill satellite voting at UI, decrease access to polls for students (Story)
Mar 07, 2019
Bill restoring felon voting rights advances in Iowa Legislature (Story)
Mar 06, 2019
College betting sticking point in Iowa sports-gambling proposals (Story)
Mar 04, 2019
Pete Buttigieg’s pitch to Iowa: a Midwest millennial can win in 2020 (Story)
Mar 03, 2019
Bernie Sanders to make Iowa City stop March 8 (Story)
Feb 18, 2019
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds won’t appeal ruling striking down fetal-heartbeat bill (Story)
Feb 15, 2019
Iowa Congressional delegation reacts to national emergency declaration, spending bill (Story)
Feb 14, 2019
Android offers the best prices and unique features (Story)
Feb 06, 2019
Iowans react to Trump’s state of the union address (Story)
Feb 05, 2019
As 2020 candidates flood Iowa, Democrats say social media is key to standing out (Story)
Feb 03, 2019
Elizabeth Warren set to make stop in Iowa City Feb. 10 (Story)
Feb 01, 2019
Iowa leaders among nearly 97,000 comments on Title IX guidelines (Story)
Jan 27, 2019
Rep. Eric Swalwell: ‘There is a path’ to the Democratic nomination (Story)
Jan 24, 2019
Judge strikes down part of 2017 Iowa voter-ID law (Story)
Jan 22, 2019
Polk County judge rules Iowa’s fetal-heartbeat law unconstitutional (Story)
Jan 22, 2019
Ernst says she turned down 2016 VP offer, alleges physical abuse (Story)
Jan 17, 2019
New Iowan in Congress Abby Finkenauer gets committee assignments, passes first legislation (Story)
Jan 17, 2019
Cindy Axne appointed to House Agriculture Committee after King’s removal (Story)
Jan 16, 2019
Chuck Grassley: voters will decide on keeping Steve King in Washington (Story)
Jan 15, 2019
Reynolds remains confident in ability to fund budget priorities (Story)
Jan 14, 2019
Iowa gun-rights amendment hits setback because of ‘bureaucratic oversight error’ (Story)
Jan 14, 2019
2019 Iowa legislative session gavels in with focus on bipartisan cooperation (Media)
Jan 14, 2019
DITV: Legislative session to address mental health, birth control, voting rights (Story)
Dec 13, 2018
Budget estimates decrease slightly, surplus on horizon (Story)
Dec 11, 2018
Kid Captain may bring good luck to Hawkeyes in Outback Bowl (Story)
Dec 07, 2018
Trump announces nominee to replace Whitaker (Story)
Dec 05, 2018
Potential 2020-er Cory Booker makes endorsement in Johnson County supervisor’s race (Story)
Dec 01, 2018
Iowa reacts to the death of 41st president, George H.W. Bush (Story)
Nov 16, 2018
Grassley trades Judiciary leadership for Senate Finance Chairmanship (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
Ernst elected to Republican leadership in U.S. Senate (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
Grassley nominated Senate pro tem, making him third in line for U.S. presidency (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
U.S. Attorney General and UI alum Whitaker to visit Des Moines Wednesday (Story)
Nov 11, 2018
From the DI sports desk, to international reporting on hunger and malnutrition (Story)
Nov 07, 2018
Des Moines attorney will take Jeff Sessions’ position as Attorney General (Story)
Nov 06, 2018
Kim Reynolds wins, becoming Iowa’s first elected female governor (Story)
Nov 06, 2018
In eastern Iowa, governor contenders make pitches and rally their troops (Story)
Nov 05, 2018
Reynolds: ‘This is the most important election ever’ (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
Meet Fred Hubbell through a student lens (Story)
Oct 29, 2018
Meet Gov. Reynolds through a student lens (Story)
Oct 27, 2018
Hubbell ‘optimistic’ ahead of Election Day as candidates for governor ramp up campaign stops (Story)
Oct 25, 2018
Reynolds stops in Iowa City to tell voters Iowa is moving in the right direction (Story)
Oct 17, 2018
State budget a debacle in gubernatorial race (Story)
Oct 16, 2018
First-time candidate Deidre DeJear highlights voter engagement history in run for secretary of state (Story)
Oct 13, 2018
In Des Moines, Sarah Huckabee Sanders emphasizes electing Republicans in the midterm elections (Story)
Oct 11, 2018
Why your student ID can’t be used at the polls (Story)
Oct 10, 2018
Iowa gubernatorial candidates spar over state budget, Medicaid (Story)
Oct 07, 2018
Cory Booker calls on Iowa Democratic Party to keep the moral high ground ahead of midterms (Story)
Oct 06, 2018
Iowa law professors voice opposition to Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation (Story)
Oct 05, 2018
This week’s Kid Captain loves exploring wildlife (Story)
Sep 17, 2018
Iowa Supreme Court hears Dakota Access Pipeline case (Story)
Sep 13, 2018
Dueling views on Medicaid shape race for Iowa governor (Story)
Sep 05, 2018
How the death of UI student Mollie Tibbetts became a national story (Story)
Aug 29, 2018
Voter-ID law seen as unnecessary by some Iowa county auditors (Story)
Aug 26, 2018
Iowa politicians take to social media to honor colleague John McCain (Story)
Aug 23, 2018
After Tibbetts’ death, politicians call for immigration action (Story)
Aug 24, 2018
This Week in Photos (8/24/18) (Media)
Aug 21, 2018
Iowa senators echo Gov. Reynolds’ condolences, comments on immigration system (Story)
Aug 21, 2018
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds condemns immigration system after Mollie Tibbetts’ death (Story)
Aug 17, 2018
U.S. Attorney General Sessions continues criticizing lower courts’ stalling of Trump policies (Story)
Aug 17, 2018
In Des Moines judicial conference, transparency in battle to confirm Brett Kavanaugh comes to forefront (Media)
Jun 06, 2018
Iowa’s primary sees record voter turnout (Story)
Jun 05, 2018
Finkenauer wins Democratic nomination to vie against U.S. Rep. Rod Blum (Story)
May 22, 2018
Hubbell leads in fundraising, polls ahead of primary (Story)
May 11, 2018
A legislative year in review: bills affecting the University of Iowa to watch for next session (Story)
May 07, 2018
Session adjourns after tax bill finalized (Story)
May 02, 2018
Fetal-heartbeat bill heads to Reynolds’ desk — what happens next? (Story)
Apr 30, 2018
With primaries approaching, gubernatorial hopefuls step on the gas in TV advertising campaigns (Story)
Apr 25, 2018
UISG, GPSG kick off first meetings with new administration (Story)
Apr 23, 2018
Iowa City schools open ALICE training to parents, students (Story)
Apr 19, 2018
University of Iowa students not about to delete Facebook (Story)
Apr 12, 2018
Harm-reduction advocates await needle exchanges (Story)
Apr 10, 2018
Reynolds signs legislation cracking down on ‘sanctuary cities’ (Story)
Apr 05, 2018
Reynolds tallies legislative wins in Hawkeye territory (Story)
Mar 30, 2018
Ninety-eight years after women got the right to vote, 98 Iowa women will vie for state office (Story)
Mar 28, 2018
Student government backs off-campus ambassadors (Story)
Mar 23, 2018
UISG campaign envisions a safer campus with more accessibility (Story)
Mar 22, 2018
Apologies, investigation follow UISG presidential candidate’s tweet (Story)
Mar 20, 2018
UISG budget is built on student dollars: how the organization wields its budget (Story)
Mar 07, 2018
Legislative business: bees and fair prizes, and other odd bills in Iowa (Story)
Mar 07, 2018
Residence hall composting project expanded by UISG (Story)
Feb 28, 2018
Birth control in Iowa (Story)
Feb 20, 2018
Iowa City students and community respond to Parkland mass shooting (Story)
Feb 15, 2018
University of Iowa OB/GYNs, Board of Regents warn Legislature against Heartbeat bill (Story)
Feb 13, 2018
Agriculture, public education are priorities for Norris (Story)
Feb 13, 2018
Students speak out against higher education defunding trend: how you can too (Story)
Feb 07, 2018
UISG funds UI library course reserves (Story)
Feb 06, 2018
Iowa democrats brave weather aiming to oust Republican-majority trifecta for the next year (Story)
Feb 03, 2018
Kiddos don caps and gowns to celebrate five years’ cancer free (Story)
Feb 03, 2018
Kids showcased talents on the Big Event stage (Story)
Feb 03, 2018
Cars-theme refueling station keeps dancers awake with snacks, meals (Story)
Feb 03, 2018
Dance Marathon is halfway there (Story)
Feb 03, 2018
Traveling from Florida for Dance Marathon: a laser-tag experience (Story)
Feb 03, 2018
Hawks share stories of why they dance “For The Kids” (Story)
Feb 02, 2018
Dance Marathon Quilts and Pillowcases: Survivors honored and kids remembered (Story)
Feb 02, 2018
As the clock strikes 7, Dance Marathon begins (Story)
Jan 26, 2018
Bill introduced to allow Iowa schools to teach Bible literacy as social studies elective (Story)
Jan 24, 2018
Initiative to bring affordable professional dress options given green light by UISG (Story)
Jan 18, 2018
DACA details underneath the sewage (Story)
Dec 13, 2017
Text-to-911 available in county (Story)
Dec 13, 2017
UISG announces textbook donation, libraries say coming soon (Story)
Dec 05, 2017
Tippie to offer new Master of Finance degree starting fall 2018 (Story)
Nov 28, 2017
Asian Pacific American Cultural Center celebrates first dedicated week (Story)
Nov 17, 2017
Curtis Jones’ new public defenders withdraw pending motions (Story)
Nov 17, 2017
Hip-hop icons discussed at Afro House (Story)
Nov 15, 2017
UISG legislation to add international student representative (Story)
Nov 14, 2017
UI community pushes for realistic approach to campus reorganization in public forum (Story)
Nov 11, 2017
Artists speak out to break silence about sexual assault (Story)
Nov 07, 2017
Streaming local music now possible with Iowa City Public Library website update (Story)
Nov 03, 2017
UIHC surgeon discusses aiding surgeons in West Bank (Story)
Oct 31, 2017
Iowa City City Council candidate Mazahir Salih hopes to bring diversity to council (Story)
Oct 30, 2017
Iowa City City Council candidate Ryan Hall wants to bring young voices to the table (Story)
Oct 24, 2017
UISG talks boosting mental health services, hopes to increase student participation (Story)
Oct 18, 2017
UISG advocates for more Academic Support & Retention funding (Story)
Oct 11, 2017
UI College of Law won’t be changing its Admissions Policies (Story)
Oct 10, 2017
UISG hopes to supply students with outdoor recreational equipment (Story)
Oct 05, 2017
Memory the theme of symphony, prose collaboration performance (Story)
Oct 03, 2017
Khzir Khan encourages patriotism, unity in Englert lecture   (Story)
Sep 28, 2017
National anthem protests won’t include Hawkeyes (Story)
Sep 26, 2017
Mercy Iowa City hospital reduces staff, cuts hours amid low inpatient numbers (Story)
Sep 19, 2017
UISG hosts Asian Discussion Circle to build bridges (Story)
Sep 16, 2017
Bike riders feel the heat as Jingle Cross kicks off (Story)
Sep 15, 2017
Jingle Cross rolls into Iowa City again (Story)
Sep 07, 2017
Killer Croc helps one kid blast cancer (Story)
Sep 05, 2017
Inclusive murals celebrate the underrepresented at Iowa (Story)
Aug 25, 2017
Catlett strives for energy efficiency (Story)
Aug 23, 2017
Field House slated for updates (Story)
Aug 21, 2017
Iowa City prepares for solar eclipse (Story)