Politics

  • Former Congressman says GOP no longer dedicated to small government

    - Oct 18, 2017
    Former Congressman Joe Walsh said the Republican party no longer values small government highly. By Molly Hunter molly-hunter@uiowa.edu Ex-Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh told a group of mostly Republican University of Iowa students why Trump is a...
  • Cybersecurity in the time of phishing

    - Oct 17, 2017
    Cyber hackers may come phishing for you (and you, too). By Madeleine Neal madeleine-neal@uiowa.edu For local businessman Aaron Warner, cybersecurity threats can’t be defeated unless they are faced head-on. “Cybersecurity is about layers, so there’s no...
  • Johnson County Democrats ready for a comeback

    - Oct 16, 2017
    Democrats in Iowa — at least those in Johnson County — seem to have come to a consensus: It’s time to rebound. By Molly Hunter molly-hunter@uiowa.edu The need for a Democrat comeback in Iowa was the...
  • Iowa human-trafficking laws better, need work

    - Oct 11, 2017
    Iowa’s policies against human trafficking continue to get better, but experts say there’s still room for improvement. By Molly Hunter molly-hunter@uiowa.edu Efforts to legislate against human trafficking have increased in recent years, at both the state...
  • McGuire targets working-class families

    - Oct 9, 2017
    After announcing her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor, Andy McGuire focuses in on education, Medicaid, and mental health for Iowans. By Madeleine Neal madeleine-neal@uiowa.edu Andy McGuire, 60, attributes her compassion to her father, a...
  • Hotel staff train against trafficking

    - Oct 5, 2017
    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ new statewide initiative trains hotel and motel employees on how to stop human trafficking. By Molly Hunter molly-hunter@uiowa.edu The Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery and the Nebraska Coalition on Human...
  • Iowa politicians respond to Las Vegas mass shooting

    - Oct 3, 2017
    Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered that all Iowa’s flags fly at half-staff until Friday, according to a Monday release from the Governor’s Office. The Iowa Capitol as well as flags on display in the Capitol Complex are included. Local individuals,...
  • Annual proclamation moves Iowa harvest along

    - Oct 2, 2017
    An annual proclamation signed by the governor of Iowa makes transporting crops during harvest season easier for farmers. By Molly Hunter molly-hunter@uiowa.edu Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation on Sept. 18 allowing farmers to move...
  • Medicaid loss hits transgender community

    - Sep 29, 2017
    The civil rights group takes Human Services to court after the agency bans Medicaid coverage for trans surgical care. By Madeleine Neal madeleine-neal@uiowa.edu The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa has challenged the Iowa Department of...
  • Iowa security, National Guard to assist in Puerto Rico

    - Sep 27, 2017
    The 132nd Air Refueling Wing of Des Moines will provide 16 security-force personnel for a mission facilitated by Gov. Kim Reynolds, R-Iowa, and the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The security forces were transferred...

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