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Justice Department to increase staff amid surge in restrictive voting laws

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice announced Friday that it is doubling its enforcement attorneys who will work to protect voting rights. U.S. Attorney General...

U.S. Senate panel grapples with rights of student athletes

WASHINGTON — There was little disagreement among senators Wednesday over whether a national law is needed to standardize what soon will be a patchwork of conflicting...

U.S. House infrastructure bill tops $5.7B in earmarks, with $35.8M for...

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats’ highway funding bill is poised to include roughly three out of five transportation projects submitted by members, as legislators...

Judge’s actions in Cricket Hollow Zoo case are the focus of...

The Iowa Court of Appeals will hear arguments next month as to the fairness of a judge who shut down eastern Iowa’s Cricket Hollow...

Senators deadlock in committee vote on major U.S. elections bill

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Tuesday tackled a massive voting reforms bill in committee in a heated daylong debate. But the final vote on the...

States offer gift cards, clinics at baseball games, worksite shots in...

WASHINGTON — Maine officials are enticing residents to get a COVID-19 vaccine by offering free fishing or hunting licenses and L.L. Bean gift cards....

Georgia voting law pummeled at U.S. Senate hearing on ‘Jim Crow...

WASHINGTON — Georgia’s new voting law was at the center of Tuesday's U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, where senators discussed restoration of a key...

Governor auctions off dinner at Terrace Hill to benefit Christian school

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is helping a faith-based school raise money by allowing it to auction off a dinner with her at the governor’s...

Ernst: Impeaching former President Trump would be ‘unconstitutional’

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst said Tuesday she believes it would be unconstitutional to convict former President Trump of impeachment charges in connection with the...

Iowa’s COVID-19 death rate outpaced that of 47 other states this...

Iowa recorded 51 additional coronavirus-related deaths on Thursday, along with 1,653 new infections, the New York Times reported. Over the past week, 221 deaths were...
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