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Protesters make last stand as Electoral College votes

Roughly 40 people gathered under the dome of the Iowa Capitol Building in Des Moines on Monday to protest the election of Donald Trump and urge electors to “be brave,” as one sign read, and switch their votes away from Trump. Electors across the U.S. are gathering in state capitals today to cast votes for […]

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Donald Trump’s Thank You Tour stops in Des Moines

President-elect Donald Trump visited Des Moines yesterday as one of the stops on his Thank You Tour. This tour is traveling to battleground states — including Ohio, Michigan and North Carolina — that favored Trump on Nov. 8 as a means of thanking his supporters. The Iowa Events Center’s Hy-Vee Hall hosted a crowd of […]

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Libertarian Party makes it official in Iowa

Under the official 2016 election canvass results released Monday by the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office, the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson/Bill Weld ticket surpassed two percent of statewide votes. This means that the Libertarian Party of Iowa officially became eligible for full political party status in the state, and Iowans might notice that change in […]

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Letter from the Editors: Taking the next step

This election cycle has both revealed and fomented a strong divide in our communities and across the nation. While for some it will take time to move forward from this, we urge members of our community to reach out to one another, to raise awareness of discrimination, harassment and other wrongs and to work toward […]

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Election 2016: Iowa Republicans hang on to their congressional seats

In an election that swept Donald Trump into the White House, a number of Iowa Republicans hung on to their seats, including U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley and U.S. Reps. Rod Blum, Steve King and David Young. Grassley, 83, who heads the Senate Judiciary Committee, faced criticism for his decision to block hearings on the Supreme […]

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Photos: Bernie Sanders campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Iowa City

This campaign season has proved that Bernie Sanders is no stranger to Iowa City. The Vermont Senator and former Democratic Presidential candidate returned to campaign for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on Friday. Sanders spoke along with Johnson County Democrats Mike Carberry and Rod Sullivan of the Board of Supervisors, as well as Kurt Friese, a […]

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Bernie Sanders in Iowa City this afternoon for get-out-the-vote rally

Bernie Sanders Iowa City Rally College Green Park — Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 at 2:45 p.m. With just four days left before the election, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will be in Iowa City’s College Green Park (600 E College St.) this afternoon at 2:45 p.m. for a rally on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary […]

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Ben Harper serenaded Cedar Rapidians on behalf of Hillary Clinton

Three-time Grammy winner Ben Harper performed a free concert at the Iowa Brewing Company in Cedar Rapids Thursday afternoon to encourage voters to get out and support Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. “It’s a sticky business — music and art and politics,” Harper said. “But you all know why I’m here.” Harper spoke briefly to […]

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Amber Tamblyn heads to Iowa City to get out the vote

Early Voting with Amber Tamblyn Ped Mall — Monday, Oct. 24 at 12:30 p.m. Actress, director, and writer Amber Tamblyn is hitting the streets in downtown Iowa City today for the University of Iowa’s Early Vote event at 12:30 p.m. on the Ped Mall. Tamblyn has been stumping for Clinton across Iowa, beginning with assisting […]

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Immigrants, refugees in eastern Iowa navigate their way to the voting booth

Illustration by Marcus Parker

Shouts and cheers in a mix of French and occasional English rang out on Coe College‚Äôs Clark Field in Cedar Rapids last month as soccer players from countries across Africa vied for a goal. The game celebrated the mixture of cultures immigrants bring to eastern Iowa, but the overarching goal was to raise awareness about […]

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