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Rep. Miller-Meeks’ primary challenger in the 1st Congressional District drops out of race

The Republican primary in Iowa’s new 1st Congressional District ended before it started, as Bettendrof businessman Kyle Kuehl ended his candidacy on Tuesday, leaving incumbent Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks the only Republican running for the seat. Kuehl announced his decision shortly […]

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Iowa City Council creates new rules governing meetings and addressing disruptions

The Iowa City Council unanimously adopted a new set of procedural rules for its meetings, including sanctions for rule breakers, during its March 22 meeting. While most of the rules cover routine conduct and meeting structure, six of the 36 […]

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‘A middle finger to hardworking Iowans’: Iowa House and Senate approve bill to cut unemployment benefits

On Wednesday, the Iowa House and the Iowa Senate both passed versions of a bill that will cut unemployment benefits and is designed to force unemployed Iowans to take jobs that pay less than their former jobs more quickly than […]

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Sixteen candidates for U.S. House and Senate will be on the June primary ballot, including the ‘Trump tractor guy’

On Tuesday, the Iowa Secretary of State Office released an updated list of candidates for the U.S. House and Senate in the June 7 primary election. To be eligible for the ballot, candidates needed to file their nominating petitions and […]

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Rooms to grow: Erin Casey on stepping down from Writers’ Rooms leadership and launching toward her own success

Area author Erin Casey is in flux. She’s currently in the process of stepping back from her longtime leadership role for the Writers’ Rooms, a local organization that supports writers by creating communities of authors working in similar genres. And […]

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In a state of self-policing and hypervigilance, ‘The Niceties’ shows who actually holds the power: disenfranchised students

Not five minutes into The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess, running in the lush new home of Riverside Theatre, I laugh-snort at something Crystal Marie Stewart says — something I’ll continue to do all night. It is then that I write […]

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State senator calls COVID-19 vaccines ineffective before committee approves bill to ban vaccine requirements in schools and daycares

A Republican state senator falsely claimed COVID-19 vaccines are ineffective and called the idea of requiring them the “political belief of authoritarians who want to force their belief in… the hive-mindset,” just before the Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee approved a […]

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