CLINTON — Lawmakers are determined to change hourly minimum wages on federal and state levels. A rate of $15 per hour is the prevailing starting point to raise the masses out of poverty.
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IOWA CITY — Majority Democrats in the U.S. House will allow an Iowa Republican to take office while they review her opponent’s contest claiming the six-vote race was wrongly decided, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday.
IOWA CITY — The Iowa Supreme Court severely limited Thursday the financial damages that can be awarded for injuries and deaths caused by state police officers who are found to have used excessive force.
CEDAR RAPIDS — A 23-year-old Illinois man has been charged with fraud for filing a false claim on a vacant house in Cedar Rapids after a major storm caused widespread damage in the area in August.
IOWA CITY — It has been nearly 10 months since Neil Bennett of Iowa City became Iowa’s first person hospitalized for the coronavirus, and 74-year-old is still dealing with the impact.
JOHNSTON, Iowa — The coronavirus continued to spread broadly across Iowa Thursday as state officials said nearly 10% of the state’s schools have sought a waiver to temporarily educate students remotely instead of in classrooms.
WHEATLAND — Rita Hart for Iowa announced Thursday that the campaign will file for a complete recount in all 24 counties in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District.
IOWA CITY — A Republican candidate seeking to flip a Democratic-held Iowa congressional seat pulled ahead by 40 votes Tuesday after a county said that it failed to report accurate results from a small town on election night.
JOHNSTON — Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday that she will require that people wear masks if they join indoor gatherings of 25 or more people as Iowa sees a surge of coronavirus infections that is threatening to overwhelm hospitals.
IOWA CITY — A national gun control advocacy group said Monday it is targeting eight key races with digital ads and mailers seeking to help Democrats win back control of the Iowa House.
DES MOINES — Students in Iowa’s largest school system are facing the possibility that this most unusual school year could stretch into next summer, and the district could be hit with crippling bills because of a dispute with the governor over the safety of returning to classrooms during the …
IOWA CITY — U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack said Friday that he’s “deeply concerned” about an Associated Press report that showed the first known coronavirus outbreak at an Iowa meatpacking plant was far more severe than the state publicly acknowledged.
DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation Friday extending an order that bars and restaurants require patrons to remain at least 6 feet apart to limit spread of the coronavirus.
DES MOINES — The latest coronavirus figures in Iowa show the number of confirmed cases nearly doubled in the 24-hour period from Wednesday morning to Thursday, pushing the state’s total to more than 40,500.
WINTERSET (AP) — Sheriff's officials in south-central Iowa are investigating as a homicide the death of a man whose body was found at a rural intersection.
IOWA CITY — The first confirmed coronavirus outbreak at an Iowa meatpacking plant was far more severe than previously known, with more than twice as many workers becoming infected than the state Department of Public Health told the public, newly released records show.
IOWA CITY — Prosecutors in Iowa have filed a rarely used leak charge against Black Lives Matter protesters accused of stealing a confidential police document and displaying it during a television news broadcast.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, on Monday, signed a bill into law a bill that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion, trying again to institute a restriction similar to one struck down two years ago by the Iowa Supreme Court.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed into law a bill that limits the secretary of state’s ability to send absentee ballot requests to all registered voters, a move that followed a record turnout in this year’s primary election largely because of a surge in absentee voting.
OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor this month. The grant will go toward the college’s Job Corps Scholars program.
DES MOINES — Iowa saw a surge of COVID-19 deaths and coronavirus cases over a 36-hour period, with 10 additional deaths and 436 new cases confirmed by midday Monday.
IOWA CITY — The 35-year-old Iowa father was in critical condition and unconscious last month when doctors warned he was likely within hours of succumbing to the coronavirus.
DES MOINES – Secretary of State Paul Pate is extending the absentee voting period to 40 days for Iowans who choose to vote by mail in the June primary.
DES MOINES — Iowans should look out for price gouging and other scams related to the COVID-19 virus, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller warned this week.
DES MOINES — The Des Moines City Council plans to work on defining racial profiling and collecting data before enacting an ordinance banning it.
STERLING – Illinois State Police District 1 Commander, Captain Matthew Hodgdon, announced this week that the ISP will conduct roadside safety checks in Whiteside County during March.
DAVENPORT — In celebration of National Quilt month, a Transformative Fibers Art Quilt exhibition will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St.
NEW YORK — Cyborgs, trolls and bots can fill the internet with lies and half-truths. Understanding them is key to learning how misinformation spreads online.
OTTUMWA — Joss Teed remembers helping set up banners for Jump Rope for Heart when he was a student at James Elementary. Now, as a P.E. teacher with Ottumwa Schools, he’s leading his students through the program.
DES MOINES — The Iowa Democratic Party extended until Monday a deadline for presidential candidates to request a review of the results of the Iowa presidential caucuses, following a caucus night debacle in collecting votes that led to a dayslong delay in reporting the results and inconsisten…
WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Democratic National Committee called for a “recanvass” of the results of the Iowa caucuses Thursday, saying it was needed to “assure public confidence” after three days of technical issues and delays.
WAUKEE — With four days until the Iowa caucuses, Joe Biden is looking beyond his Democratic rivals and taking square aim at President Donald Trump as the two men campaign within miles of each other on the same day.
DECORAH — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg cast himself as the lone candidate who can “turn the page” on the politics of the past while campaigning in Iowa Thursday, sharpening his criticism of top rivals Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders with just four days until the state’s kick…
SIOUX CITY — Woodbury County Auditor Pat Gill is seeking to hire a private attorney to represent the county during an expected legal challenge that will question whether county Supervisor Jeremy Taylor lives at the address where he is registered to vote.
KNOXVILLE — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg called former Vice President Joe Biden’s vote to authorize the Iraq War part of the nation’s “worst foreign policy decision” of the millennial mayor’s lifetime.
CHICAGO — Retailers legally selling marijuana for the past month in Michigan say they have drawn customers from surrounding Midwestern states where the drug remains illegal and, as Illinois prepares to joins the recreational market on Wednesday, officials are renewing warnings to consumers a…
OTTUMWA — Protests are part of presidential campaigns. So, when a man named Dustin stood up and began talking in the middle of former Vice President Joe Biden’s speech, it wasn’t a complete shock.
There was little change among the top tier in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination over the past month, but a poll of likely Iowa caucus goers suggests Iowa Democrats are eliminating some candidate from consideration.
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DES MOINES [mdash] James R. Oliver, 78, passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 16, 2021. He was married to his wife and life partner, Rosalind, for nearly 50 years. She survives. He is also survived by his children, Angela (Ben) Vail of Alabama, Brad (Julie) Oliver of Ohio, Chris (R…
CLINTON [mdash] Bill Holsclaw, 92, of Clinton, passed away on Thursday. Per his wishes there will be no services or visitation. Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes & Crematory is assisting with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the family for a future…
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