Government

Iowans ask Grassley to push back against Trump at town hall

PARKERSBURG - Waterloo's Miriam Tyson admitted her bias up front. She's an active Democrat.But Tyson, a former longtime Waterloo labor leader and one- ...

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Podcast: On Iowa Politics talks town hall meetings and medical marijuana

This week on the podcast, reporters discuss a variety of town hall meetings that legislators held around Iowa, as well as a potential expansion to med ...

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Pre-emption bill softens aim on civil rights ordinances

A bill in the Iowa Statehouse targeting local control on such topics as the minimum wage now takes a more focused stance on city and county civil righ ...

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Iowa House panel OKs ban on handheld devices while driving

DES MOINES - A House panel on Thursday endorsed banning the use of handheld electronic devices while driving but agreed motorists who violate the new ...

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Iowa House speaker rips University of Iowa scholarship cuts

A day after the University of Iowa began notifying 2,440 students they won't get scholarship money they expected this fall due to state budget cuts, H ...

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Bill aims to bring equity for Iowa distilleries among breweries and wineries

SWISHER - Jeff Quint, co-owner of Swisher's Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery, for years has been asking lawmakers to ease regulations on Iowa distill ...

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Iowa Politics Today: Bill for expanded medical use of cannabis oil stalls day after it was introduced to committee

A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items of interest for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017: CANNABIS BILL STALLS: A bill that could have expanded the us ...

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Iowa minorities fear proposed stand-your-ground law

DES MOINES - Rep. Matt Windschitl wants to #x201c;protect Iowans at all costs#x201d; by enacting sweeping changes to the state's gun laws.But the majo ...

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Marion council seeks advice on financial plan for new library

MARION - The Marion City Council agreed Thursday night to seek financial and legal guidance on the financial proposal for a new public library before ...

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Iowa GOP senators seek reinstatement of limited death penalty

DES MOINES - A group of majority Senate Republicans wants to reinstate a limited death penalty in Iowa in cases where an adult kidnaps, rapes and murd ...

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Connect with Iowa's U.S. senators and representatives

Here is a list of how to contact U.S. Sens. Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley and U.S. Reps. Rod Blum, Dave Loebsack, David Young and Steve King. Also lis ...

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Branstad: Work to open Chinese market to U.S. beef exports

ARLINGTON, Va. - Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, whom U.S. President Donald Trump has tipped to become ambassador to China, said on Thursday that he wou ...

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Iowa State President Leath won’t face charges in plane use

After a monthslong investigation into Iowa State University President Steven Leath's use of university-owned aircraft, the Iowa Department of Public S ...

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Cedar Rapids minister to run for mayor

CEDAR RAPIDS - A Cedar Rapids minister is throwing his hat in the ring in the race for mayor.Tim Pridegon, 60, a resident of the southeast side and pa ...

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Grassley hears earful on Trump at town hall meeting

CHARLES CITY - U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley heard northern Iowans express disgust and distrust in government and with President Donald Trump during a Thur ...

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