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House Dems pass massive infrastructure bill; GOP calls it ‘nonsense’

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House cleared a massive $1.5 trillion package Wednesday that backers said would not only shore up the nation’s crumbling infrastructure...

Citizens group petitions Reynolds to require masks in public

There’s no hiding it — masks are the COVID-19 story of the week, in Iowa and around the nation. Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement has...

GOP lawmakers defeat new proposal to allow secretary of state to...

A panel of state lawmakers turned down a Democratic proposal Wednesday to allow the Iowa secretary of state to send out absentee ballot request...

Gov. Reynolds drops curtain on 2020 session

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds acted on all remaining legislation from the past session Tuesday, approving spending bills and other actions while also exercising her...

Ernst: Oil companies shouldn’t get COVID relief cash, farmers should

Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst told the Iowa Farmers Union Tuesday that she doesn’t want federal pandemic relief going to oil interests.  A farmers union...

Reynolds leaves COVID mask decisions to schools, stands by abortion waiting...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds declined Tuesday to pressure school districts to require students and staff to wear face masks. She also pledged to fight a...

Emails reveal confusion and conflict in Iowa’s pandemic response

Emails between state and federal officials during the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic point to confusion and serious disagreement over testing, equipment and...

Ernst, Greenfield spar over which candidate best supports ethanol, agriculture

Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, trailing Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield by a slim margin in at least one poll, staged a Zoom news conference...

U.S. House infrastructure plans could benefit rural Iowa, Democrats say

To make her case that rural Iowa needs federal help fixing its roads and bridges, U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer took her colleague U.S. Rep....

Iowa’s leaders must stay focused as some attorneys general push partisan...

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and far from Washington D.C., the worst of America’s politicians are working to disenfranchise their fellow Americans...
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