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Catching up with Zach Wahls, new state senator

“We tried to get all three of the Zachs in the front row next to each other, but they didn’t go for it,” Zach Wahls says with a laugh. Wahls is standing inside the Iowa Senate Chamber on the top floor of the capitol building, proudly pointing to his desk near the front of the […]

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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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Board of Supervisors candidates Royceann Porter and Phil Hemingway will discuss the issues in a forum on Wednesday night

Royceann Porter and Phil Hemingway, the two candidates in the Dec. 18 special election to fill the vacancy on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, will answer questions during a forum on Wednesday night.

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Longtime community activist Royceann Porter announces a run for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors

Democrat Royceann Porter became the first declared candidate in the special election to fill the remainder of Kurt Friese’s term on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. If she wins, Porter would be the first black person elected to a county-wide office in Johnson County history. […]

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Special election scheduled to fill Kurt Friese’s seat on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors

There will be a special election on Tuesday, Dec. 18, to fill the vacancy on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors created by the death of Kurt Michael Friese. Iowa Code gives the decision on how to fill an empty board seat, either through an appointment or a special election, to a committee of three […]

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Reynolds wins and Republicans keep control of the legislature despite record turnout in Johnson County

Gov. Kim Reynolds won a hotly contested race against Democrat Fred Hubbell in Tuesday’s general election. It was the first gubernatorial victory for the incumbent, who became governor in 2017 when Terry Branstad was appointed ambassador to China. Hubbell won five of the state’s six most populous counties, losing only Woodbury County in western Iowa. […]

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Local high school students are energized to vote, and principals and teachers hope to stoke it

The 2018 midterm election, widely regarded as one of the most important elections in recent history, is underway. Candidates nationwide have focused less on swaying voters and more on mobilizing them, particularly those who have never voted before. And one of the biggest pools of first-time voters is young people. Many 18-year-old high school students […]

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Chrash throwing a Get Out the Vote record release party on election night

Just in time for the midterm elections, Quad Cities trio Chrash have released their politically-charged sixth album titled ‘2017 The Music.’ In support of that, they are going to be performing the album in its entirety at Rozz-Tox on Tuesday, Nov. 6. […]

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Reynolds keeps Steve King as campaign co-chair, even as national Republicans drop him because of white nationalist statements

Kim Reynolds’ continued embrace of Steve King has become an issue in the governor’s race one week before the general election. On Tuesday, Rep. Steve Stivers the head of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) condemned the eight-term Iowa congressman’s “recent comments, actions, and retweets.” The Ohio Republican tweeted, “We must stand up against white […]

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