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Richards becomes new regent

DI Staff May 9, 2016

  Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad appointed a new member to the state Board of Regents on May 6. Mike Richards, a West Des Moines physician, was appointed to fill the vacancy left by former Regent...

The Board of Regents sits in a meeting at the IMU on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. Protestors entered the meeting and presented a petition for all members of the Board of Regents to resign. (The Daily Iowan/Mikaela Parrick)

Editorial: A new regent; no apparent change

May 9, 2016

On May 6, Gov. Terry Branstad appointed Mike Richards to the state Board of Regents, filling the seat left empty by Mary Andringa after her resignation. Her resignation has brought forth allegations...

Iowa Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter announced the newly appointed President Bruce Harreld during a meeting in the IMU on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Harreld is the 21st president of the University of Iowa. (The Daily Iowan/Margaret Kispert)

Soyer: Don’t re-elect Rastetter

April 20, 2016

Hannah Soyer [email protected] The state Board of Regents met Wednesday and will meet again today to elect the board president and president pro tem. Current President Bruce Rastetter and...

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

April 6, 2016

RE: Iowa’s Nitrate Contaminated Water I have been following the discussion on our state’s nitrate-contaminated water that comes from runoff of agricultural fertilizers. I listened with distress...

Iowa officials mull Cruz win

Iowa officials mull Cruz win

Matthew Jack, [email protected] February 2, 2016

After Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s upset victory in the Iowa caucuses — which defied expectations in the Jan. 30 Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics pre-caucus poll — some Iowa public officials will...

Illustration by Zebedia Wahls

Caucus Candidate Cocktails

Justus Flair, [email protected] January 28, 2016

As Iowans pledge support to candidates during the caucuses on Feb. 1, the voting season will begin. Whether that stresses you out or gets your blood pumping in anticipation, you could probably use a...

Editorial: Don’t rush Iowa’s Medicaid privatization

Editorial: Don’t rush Iowa’s Medicaid privatization

January 26, 2016

The Iowa Medicaid program assists in providing or provides health care to 560,000 Iowans. Prior to recent events, the Medicaid system in Iowa has been among the most efficient in the United States, with...

Iowa Republicans: No split here

Iowa Republicans: No split here

January 21, 2016

Nationally, the Republican Party is in a state of flux and facing an identity crisis with numerous blocs splintering off. But in Iowa, Republicans aren’t worried about the influential group separating. By...

Branstad budget cuts regents’ request

Branstad budget cuts regents’ request

Tom Ackerman, [email protected] January 19, 2016

@Tom_AckermanDI A recent request by the state Board of Regents for $20 million has been reduced to $8 million by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad to share among the UI, Northern Iowa University, and Iowa State...

A national network news team sets up to cover a presidential stump speech in Iowa on Oct. 18, 2015.  State Republican insiders say there are four must-hit events that GOP presidential hopefuls should attend before the 2016 Iowa Caucus. (The Daily Iowan/Jordan Gale)

Four must-hit GOP events before the 2016 Iowa Caucus

October 20, 2015

From a new fall festival complete with trick-or-treating to a Christian-conservative conference, there are the four must-attend events if Republicans want to win over Iowa caucus-goers, insiders tell The...

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