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Posted by Zak Neumann | Mar 9, 2017

A group of about 60 people gathered in the Iowa City Ped Mall Wednesday afternoon to voice their opposition to House File 295, a bill that would restrict local governments...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 7, 2017

An overflow crowd packed a meeting room and hallway Monday morning at the Iowa State Capitol Building for a public hearing on a contentious water utilities bill that would impact...

Posted by Letters | Mar 3, 2017

By Saffin Parrish-Sams Business and insurance interests are trying to wipe out insurance benefits that cover every working Iowan. Workers’ compensation is a required employee benefit. It covers medical treatment,...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Mar 2, 2017

The Iowa Legislature will hold three public hearings in Des Moines on Monday to discuss legislation that would impact independent water utilities (namely the Des Moines Water Works), preempt county...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 1, 2017

After hearing comments from Iowa City residents, the Iowa City Community School Board moved forward with an effort to support and protect immigrant students and families. Iowa City residents spoke...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Mar 1, 2017

The University of Iowa reinstated legacy scholarships for current students and students entering in Fall 2017, according to a Wednesday news release. The university had previously decided to cut the...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Feb 27, 2017

Activists protest President Trump's executive orders Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 in Iowa City. -- photo by Zak Neumann Ready to take action to build the community, state and nation you...

A voter ID law and other election-related bills put forward by Republican lawmakers pose a major threat to Iowans’ voting rights. Voter ID requirements, restrictions on identification documents, eliminating same-day...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Feb 23, 2017

Activists protest President Trump's executive orders Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 in Iowa City. -- photo by Zak Neumann. Ready to take action to build the community, state and nation you...

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 Genevieve Trainor | Jan 17, 2017

Women's March -- Iowa Capitol Building, Des Moines -- Saturday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. Moment of Silence and Walk up the Hill in Iowa City English Philosophy Building parking...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Jan 10, 2017

Rep. Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) took the oath of office after being re-elected as house speaker. -- photo by Lauren Shotwell As the Iowa Legislature opened for business on Monday,...

Posted by Little Village | Jan 9, 2017

By Lauren Shotwell and Eleanore Taft Iowa Capitol -- photo by Lauren Shotwell With the gaveling in of the 2017 Iowa Legislature, Republicans took control of both chambers. With control...

Posted by Letters | Jan 3, 2017

Iowa Capitol -- photo by Katie Haugland By Becci Reedus Our politicians and policymakers will face many important decisions in the coming months. Now more than ever, those leaders need...

Patty Judge
Posted by Tim Taranto | Aug 19, 2016

Photo via Iowa Public Radio In an email sent yesterday to Patty Judge supporters, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore made a formal endorsement for Judge, the democratic challenger to...

Posted by Tim Taranto | Aug 18, 2016

Rep. Steve King's comment to MSNBC's Mark Halperin on Monday that Hillary Clinton "is someone I can work with," coupled with a reluctance on Radio Iowa to formally endorse the...