Government + Politics

Vehicle scams top list of consumer complaints Iowa attorney general sees...

Vehicle issues top the list for consumer complaints filed by Iowa residents in 2019, according to the Iowa Attorney General’s Office. Complaints regarding the automotive...

Poll: Most Iowa women age 50-plus plan to caucus Health...

Women voters age 50-plus focused on health care

Bill aims to eliminate legal fees for accessing public documents

The Iowa Legislature is considering a bill that would prevent governmental agencies from charging citizens a fee to determine whether they’re entitled to see...

Capital Dispatch files open-records complaint against agency State agency won't consider...

Iowa Capital Dispatch has filed a complaint with the Iowa Public Information Board about a state agency’s public-access policies. Iowa Workforce Development requires individuals who...

‘It’s a real loss for survivors.’ Domestic violence law stalled in...

WASHINGTON — For decades, the Violence Against Women Act was an issue that could transcend partisan politics on Capitol Hill.  Not anymore.  The landmark law —...

Impeachment could play a role in Iowa’s congressional races

The 2020 elections will be a historic event in so many ways. President Donald Trump is one of the most unusual and controversial incumbents...

Trump impeachment trial gets personal

WASHINGTON — Even before opening arguments were made in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate, things got testy.  U.S. House Democrats and...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announces new bureau aimed at mitigating classroom...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced a new initiative Tuesday aimed at identifying and mitigating violence at schools, particularly as districts nationwide grapple with how...

Governor calls education increase ‘historic,’ but is it enough?

During her Condition of the State address, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds proposed what she called a “historic” investment in K-12 education — a 2.5%...

Brown and Black Forum: Young, black voters show support for...

Alese Burris, a young, African-American woman, toyed with the idea of supporting former Vice President Joe Biden. After all, he was President Barack Obama’s...
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