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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Shift to digital census raises fear of Iowa-like breakdown

Some observers worry that this year’s census carries the same potential for mayhem as last month’s Iowa caucuses, except on an infinitely larger scale.


Flooding seems certain for some along the Missouri River

Several states along the Missouri River face an elevated flood risk this spring because the soil remains wet and a significant amount of snow is on the ground in the …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Iowa Democratic Party chairman resigns after caucus chaos

The chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party announced his resignation Wednesday after a disastrous caucus process beset by technical glitches led to a dayslong delay in reporting the results, inconsistencies …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Elections experts in Washington: Fiasco in Iowa highlights flaws in presidential nomination process

Democrats in Washington and Idaho switched to primaries this year to select their delegates that will decide the nominee for president. That prevents the type of technology-fueled fiasco that occurred …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

Buttigieg, Sanders lead as Iowa releases partial results

The Iowa Democratic Party has released partial results of its kickoff presidential caucus after a long day of delay.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

Poor start: Leadoff Iowa Democratic caucus results delayed

The Iowa Democratic Party said Monday night that results from the state’s first-in-the-nation caucus were greatly delayed due to “quality checks” and new reporting rules, an embarrassing complication that added …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

Dems kick off Iowa caucuses amid worry over beating Trump

A Democratic campaign that has cost more than $1 billion, dashed the ambitions of veteran politicians, forced conversations about race, gender and identity and prompted fierce debate over health care …


High-profile Iowa poll won’t be released

The Des Moines Register, CNN and its polling partner have decided not to release the final installment of its presidential preference poll, fearing its results may have been compromised


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 1, 2020

‘Zombie’ campaigns could pick up support in Iowa caucuses

Some former Democratic presidential candidates could still win votes and make an impact on Iowa’s caucuses Monday


North Dakota signals no new conditions on pipeline expansion

North Dakota regulators signaled Thursday that the state would not impose conditions beyond those required by the federal government on a proposal to double the capacity of the Dakota Access …


Iowa woman accused of racist attacks to undergo mental tests

A judge Monday approved a competency evaluation of a woman accused of hate crimes in the Des Moines area, including intentionally running over a girl she thought was Mexican.


Police: Iowa woman said she ran over girl in racist attack

A Des Moines woman was charged with attempted murder after she told police that she intentionally ran over a 14-year-old girl because she believed the teenager was Mexican, authorities said …


Biden launches Iowa trip with focus on Trump, rural America

Joe Biden is launching an eight-day bus tour in Iowa with barely two months remaining before the Feb. 3 Iowa presidential caucuses


Steak, beer and politics: 2020 Democrats descend on Iowa

New Iowa poll shows Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden in a close race in the state


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Press freedom advocates troubled by suit against Iowa paper

The former administrator for Iowa’s third-largest city is suing the area’s biggest newspaper, claiming that its coverage was unfair and cost him his job, in a case that has alarmed …


Iowa, Nevada to launch caucus voting by phone for 2020

Democrats in the early presidential contest states of Iowa and Nevada will be able to cast their votes over the telephone instead of showing up at their states’ traditional neighborhood …


Flood damage at least $2 billion for Mississippi River towns

Repairs and cleanup following the prolonged flooding along the Mississippi River will cost more than $2 billion, an advocacy group for river communities said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019

Trump, Biden trade insults during dueling Iowa visits

President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are assailing each other during overlapping visits to Iowa on Tuesday, previewing what the country might get in next year’s election if Biden …


5 states announce new suits over prescription opioids

Five state attorneys general announced lawsuits Thursday seeking to hold the drug industry responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the …


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019

GOP Rep. Steve King of Iowa compares criticism of him to persecution of Christ

Iowa Republican Steve King says the criticism he has faced from fellow members of Congress over his offensive remarks gives him “better insight” into what Jesus Christ experienced when he …


3 Midwest states demand more power over river after floods

Three Midwestern Republican governors of states ravaged by recent flooding on Wednesday demanded more authority over management of the Missouri River system.


UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019

Women’s NCAA Tournament: Baylor beats South Carolina 93-68, returns to Elite Eight in Greensboro Regional

Kim Mulkey has led Baylor to two national titles, so she knows the traits a contender ought to have.


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019

Vancouver woman’s DNA leads to arrest in 1979 Iowa killing

A Vancouver woman unknowingly provided critical DNA information that led police to arrest a distant relative in a 39-year-old homicide case in Iowa.


Midwest flooding costs increasing, with $1.6B damage in Iowa

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Friday that recent flooding in the state has caused an estimated $1.6 billion in damage, pushing the total costs from the devastating Midwest flooding to …


Flooded Iowa communities surviving with trucked-in water

As some communities along the Missouri River start to shift their focus to flood recovery after a late-winter storm, residents in two Iowa cities are stuck in crisis mode after …


Iowa sues to shut down national puppy-laundering ring

The Iowa Attorney General’s Office is suing to shut down what it describes as a national puppy-laundering ring that sells dogs from illegal breeding operations at inflated prices while pretending …


More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters head downstream

Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019

‘AK-47 bandit’ pleads guilty to Nebraska bank robbery

A Montana man dubbed the AK-47 bandit and accused of holding up banks in several states has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in Nebraska.


City loses appeal of electrical damage caused by squirrel

The Iowa Supreme Court says an insurance company doesn’t have to pay for damages after a squirrel climbed onto an electrical transformer and triggered a high-voltage spark that damaged a …


Steve King applauded at first Iowa event since House rebuke

Constituents applauded Republican Rep. Steve King on Saturday at the Iowa congressman’s first public event since being rebuked by his House colleagues over racist comments he had made to a …