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Royceann Porter, the first black candidate nominated for a countywide office in Johnson County, elected to the Board of Supervisors in a landslide

Democrat Royceann Porter was elected to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday in the special election to fill the seat of the late Kurt Michael Friese. It was a landslide victory for the longtime community activist, who won 56 percent of the vote, defeating Republican Phil Hemingway, who received 43 percent. In November, […]

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Where to go and what you need to know to vote in the Dec. 18 special election for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors

Polls open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday for the special election to fill the vacant seat on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors and remain open until 9 p.m. Voters will need to go to their assigned polling place to cast their ballot, and for some people that will be a different location than the one where they voted in the November general election. […]

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Steve King demands Google hand over information about its employees’ political beliefs

Steve King, the best-known and longest-serving current U.S. Representative from Iowa, took center stage at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, during which Google CEO Sundar Pichai faced repeated questions about whether the search engine is prejudiced against conservatives. That Google is deliberately skewing search results to make it easier to find information which […]

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Prosecutors say Trump committed federal crimes, Grassley says he doesn’t believe it

Sen. Chuck Grassley isn’t concerned that federal prosecutors claim President Trump led a criminal conspiracy to violate campaign finance laws, defraud voters and win the 2016 election. The prosecutors’ claim came in the sentencing memo in the case Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty last month to violating federal campaign finance law. […]

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‘A historic step forward’: Iowa City Community School District adopts new boundary lines for its elementary schools

The Iowa City Community School District Board of Directors voted on Tuesday night to adopt new boundaries for the district’s elementary schools. It was the culmination of the multi-year effort to bring a greater socioeconomic balance to the student bodies of the district’s pre-K through grade 6 schools, but members of the board stressed it […]

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