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Posted by Lauren Shotwell | May 22, 2017

Months after his initial nomination, Gov. Terry Branstad is officially closing the door on his tenure as the longest serving governor in the U.S. and will jet off to his...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | May 22, 2017

The Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) announced that the statewide hotline it has hosted since 1999 will be defunded as of October 1 this year following cuts to one quarter...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 14, 2017

Governor Terry Branstad signed the most sweeping change in gun legislation in Iowa history, House File 517, into law yesterday. All the Johnson and Linn County Republican legislators voted for...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 15, 2017

Iowa State Senate Minority Leader Rob Hogg (D-Cedar Rapids) called for the resignation of Iowa Congressman Steve King Monday, March 13. King has been under fire for a Sunday, March...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Mar 14, 2017

Iowa may be the home of “fields of opportunity,” but those fields are often draining directly into an extensive system of underground tiles and then into streams and rivers, creating...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Feb 16, 2017

Both the Iowa House and Senate passed an overhaul of Iowa's collective bargaining measures on Thursday, sending the controversial bill on to Gov. Terry Branstad to be signed into law....

Posted by Christine Hawes | Feb 6, 2017

Brittany Borghi is a graduate student in the University of Iowa's non-fiction program and a member of the Campaign to Organize Graduate Students (COGS) who is concerned about the proposed...

Posted by Christine Hawes | Jan 31, 2017

Photo by Martin aka Maha Some University of Iowa graduate students are joining union leaders for a rally at the State Capitol tomorrow as part of a multi-pronged effort to...

Posted by Christine Hawes | Jan 30, 2017

Dakota Access pipeline construction -- photo by Lars Plougmann BOLD Iowa, an Iowa group supporting renewable energy options, is pushing to make sure Iowa is included in a federal review...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Jan 30, 2017

Protesters at the Eastern Iowa Airport Sunday, Jan. 29. -- photo by Eleanore Taft Nearly 200 protesters gathered at the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids on Sunday in the...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Jan 30, 2017

The Iowa Capitol shown on the opening day of the Iowa Legislature, Jan. 9, 2017. -- photo by Lauren Shotwell Today, perhaps as early as 1 p.m., the Iowa House...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Jan 23, 2017

Nearly half a million marchers gathered in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. -- photo by Jordan Sellergren The Women's March on Washington took place Jan. 21, drawing nearly...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Jan 23, 2017

Iowans from both ends of the political spectrum were among the hundreds of thousands that attended the inauguration festivities in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20. Some were Iowa natives and...

Posted by Mei-Ling Shaw | Jan 22, 2017

An estimated 26,000 people showed up to participate in the Des Moines Women's March on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. -- photo by Mei-Ling Shaw An estimated 26,000 people showed up...

Posted by Christine Hawes | Jan 22, 2017

An estimated 26,000 marchers gathered in Des Moines on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 as part of the Women's Marches that took place across the country and the globe. -- photo...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Jan 20, 2017

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld -- photo by Adam Burke University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld issued a call to action Thursday following Gov. Terry Branstad's suggested $34.3 million...