White House aims sales pitch for infrastructure plan at the states

WASHINGTON — Iowa's 4,571 bridges in poor condition. Florida’s $100 billion in damages over the last decade from extreme weather events. The 1 in 4 Idahoans with no access to broadband...

Iowa sees drop in COVID-19 cases, deaths

Iowa has seen sharp drops in new COVID-19 cases and deaths, the New York Times reported. Iowa recorded 522 new cases on Sunday, with the daily average down 7% over...

UnityPoint battles central Iowa’s largest physician group over proposed new lab

One of Iowa’s largest health care providers is going to court in an effort to block the creation of two new cardiac catheterization labs it says are unnecessary. UnityPoint Health-Des...

Up to 100 new immigration judges would be added under Biden budget request

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration's budget proposal would increase the number of immigration judges and allocate millions in funding to clear backlogs of hearings and asylum requests. The administration is...

GOP lawmakers use budget to bludgeon state universities

Iowans who remember what it was like to live in a state that prized education no doubt heaved a sigh of relief when a vindictive and counterproductive bill to...

Biden banks on offshore wind to help curb climate change

WASHINGTON — Two wind turbines, each as tall as the Washington Monument, stand sentinel 27 miles off the coast of Virginia, the nation’s first offshore wind installation in federal...

Sports remain hostile territory for LGBTQ Americans

For all of the gains LGBTQ people have made over the past few decades, sports remain a highly visible reminder that homophobia and transphobia persist. In recent years, more professional...

Jason Shay: Some things ‘are just bigger than basketball’

GALESBURG, Ill. — No sooner did the knees touch the floor than the politicians’ complaints started flying. Kneeling during the national anthem before a game is like raising a middle...

Biden’s budget aims to fight climate change, promote conservation, aid Native Americans

President Joe Biden’s first budget request laid out this week reflects the administration’s commitments to advancing conservation and combating climate change, proposing new money across federal agencies to address...

The U.S. needs a macrogrid to move electricity from areas that make it to areas that need it

Many kinds of extreme events can disrupt electricity service, including hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, extreme heat, extreme cold and extended droughts. Major disasters can leave thousands of people in...

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