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Letter: Support an increase to Iowa’s minimum wage

I hope that the federal minimum wage law will be increased for our lowest paid workers. Instead, our state of Iowa Legislature has introduced HF 295, ...

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Letter: Time to take a break from protesting

The continued political demonstrations around the country are making the United States look like a Third World country. People need to accept the elec ...

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Letter: Expect more from your lawmakers

The Feb. 22 story #x201c;Raucous crowds greet Iowa's senators#x201d; reported that #x201c;Chuck Grassley, steering clear of the state's population cen ...

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University of Iowa appoints public health dean as interim provost

IOWA CITY - University of Iowa College of Public Health Dean Sue Curry will step in as interim provost when longtime Provost Barry Butler leaves in tw ...

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Hopes for Statehose water quality push look bleak

Our Iowa Legislature has a problems problem.For example, widespread voter fraud isn't a real problem. And yet, the Republican majority is pursuing maj ...

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Will Trump lay out details of his agenda in address to Congress?

WASHINGTON - Presidents usually arrive at the U.S. Capitol for their first speeches to Congress to sell their highest priority legislative proposals.B ...

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Samsung Group chief charged with bribery

SEOUL - South Korean prosecutors charged Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee with bribery and embezzlement on Tuesday as the top conglomerate announced the ...

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Three dead in California plane crash

A plane carrying five people plunged into two homes Monday in Riverside, Calif., killing at least three of the passengers and injuring two others, aut ...

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Tuesday at the Iowa girls' state basketball tournament: Live stream, schedule, scores

Quarterfinal action continues Tuesday at the Iowa girls' state basketball tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. You can watch the games via ...

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Tuesday Morning Read: Personhood bill, Taste of Iowa City, Iowa beats Wisconsin

Taste of Iowa City - With 24 establishments showing off their best entrees, desserts and cocktails, the night was a chance for food fans to eat their ...

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Extend the penny tax to help Iowa’s students

This has been a tough few weeks for K-12 public education in Iowa and throughout the country. As the legislative session continues, key votes regardin ...

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Why I was arrested for trespassing

When I was a child in Northwest Iowa in the 1950s, snow blanketed the ground from before Christmas often until the end of March. It fell every week or ...

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No. 24 Iowa State faces end of era, senior night against red-hot Oklahoma State

AMES - An era of Iowa State basketball is coming to an end.When senior guards Monte Morris, Matt Thomas, Naz Mitrou-Long and Deonte Burton take the fl ...

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Water quality projects likely first in line for Linn County bond

CEDAR RAPIDS - Linn County Conservation projects funded by the county's $40 million land and waterway bond could begin in a matter of months.Director ...

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Iowa group unveils plan to save the monarchs

The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium on Monday released a statewide strategy to support monarch butterfly recovery in Iowa and North America.The s ...

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