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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 …


Judge declares Iowa fetal heartbeat law unconstitutional

A state judge on Tuesday struck down Iowa’s restrictive “fetal heartbeat” abortion law, which would have been the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

House GOP strips Iowa Rep. Steve King of House committee assignments in response to white supremacy remarks

Veteran Republican Rep. Steve King will be blocked from committee assignments for the next two years after lamenting that white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive terms.


Iowa debut trip for potential 2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is making her first visit to Iowa as a likely presidential candidate, testing how her brand of fiery liberalism plays in the nation’s premier …


New acting attorney general is a GOP loyalist from Iowa

The man who will serve at least temporarily as the nation’s top law enforcement official is a relatively inexperienced Republican Party loyalist from Iowa who has called for limiting special …


‘We have so much pain’: Sen. Cory Booker makes 2020 Iowa debut

Booker’s Iowa visit, the first by a Democrat considered a top-tier presidential candidate in 2020, was rapturously received by activists who had lost nearly every office in their state. The …


Relatives of Iowa man charged in golfer’s death ‘devastated’

Relatives of the 22-year-old Iowa man charged in the stabbing death of a top amateur golfer from Spain say they’re “devastated by the tragedy.”


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018

Mexican man charged in Iowa slaying worked under fake name

A Mexican man charged with killing an Iowa college student worked on a dairy farm for years under a false name just a few miles from where the young woman …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018

Authorities: Iowa student killed by Mexican in U.S. illegally

A man from Mexico living in the U.S. illegally has confessed to kidnapping college student Mollie Tibbetts while she was running in her small Iowa hometown, killing her and dumping …


Montana governor touts ability to win in Trump country

Montana’s Democratic governor was in Iowa on Thursday railing against money’s corrupting influence in government and talking up his ability to win in Trump country, but he continued to deflect …


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018

Tornado stuns Iowa town but residents say they’ll rebuild

With the scope of the devastation still sinking in, business owners and residents of the central Iowa city of Marshalltown on Friday began picking up bricks from collapsed buildings, dragging …


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018

Obit, memorial service of 5-year-old Iowa boy gets attention

A unique memorial service set for 5-year-old Garrett Matthias of central Iowa is matched only by the one-of-a-kind obituary the preschooler had a hand in authoring and that is now …


UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018

Former Gov. Ray, who helped relocate refugees to Iowa, dies

Former longtime Iowa Gov. Robert D. Ray, who helped thousands of Vietnam War refugees relocate to the state and defined Iowa’s Republican politics for years, has died. He was 89.


UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018

Longtime Iowa sportscaster killed as rain swamps Des Moines

A longtime Iowa sportscaster has died in flash flooding in Des Moines amid heavy rain that forced the evacuation of some homes and businesses in one suburb.