Politics

  • Half of state’s collective-bargaining units up for potential recertification

    - Sep 8, 2017
    Under a recent law, 550 of state’s 1,203 collective-bargaining units up for potential recertification elections in September and October. By Isabella Senno isabella-senno@uiowa.edu Voting ballots will be mailed to 14 Iowa school districts and community colleges...
  • One immigrant’s daughter believes U.S. citizenship must be obtained legally

    - Sep 6, 2017
    Though her father and maternal grandparents were once undocumented immigrants, UI sophomore Marina Jaimes said U.S. citizenship must be obtained lawfully. By Madeleine Neal madeleine-neal@uiowa.edu Despite the formerly undocumented status of her immigrant father and maternal...
  • Iowans fight for $15 in Des Moines on Labor Day

    - Sep 4, 2017
    Labor Day protesters at the State Capitol called for a $15 an hour minimum wage. By Molly Hunter molly-hunter@uiowa.edu DES MOINES — More than 100 protesters gathered in front of Mercy Medical Center, 1111 Sixth Ave.,...
  • Brief: Labor organizers protest labor laws in Des Moines

    - Sep 4, 2017
    Labor union organizers along with numerous pro-labor organizations gathered in Des Moines today to support an increased minimum wage of $15. By Ben Smith benjamin-a-smith@uiowa.edu DES MOINES — Workers and union organizers converged on the State...
  • Sanders: Break out of comfort zone

    - Sep 1, 2017
    The independent senator from Vermont calls for Americans to stand against greed and the billionaire class. By Madeleine Neal madeleine-neal@uiowa.edu For Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., his political revolution was never about whether the people of Iowa,...
  • Comey writings raise GOP questions

    - Sep 1, 2017
    Former FBI Director James Comey began writing an exonerating statement about Hillary Clinton when she was still the subject of an investigation surrounding her emails, before interviewing key witnesses, FBI transcripts say. The transcripts of interviews...
  • Gubernatorial candidates say tuition must be more affordable

    - Sep 1, 2017
    Candidates for governor discuss tuition at a progressive event on Aug. 31 following a Hancher talk by Sen. Bernie Sanders. By Molly Hunter molly-hunter@uiowa.edu Two candidates for Iowa governor focused on the importance of ensuring affordable...
  • Green energy pays off with Apple’s data-center investment

    - Sep 1, 2017
    Iowa has had a longstanding relationship with renewable-energy sources, and that has netted investors including Apple, which is set to build a data center in Waukee, Iowa. By Isabella Senno isabella-senno@uiowa.edu Apple announced Aug. 24 that...
  • Alt-right rhetoric comes to fore

    - Aug 30, 2017
    UI political student leaders say it’s society’s job to curtail hate speech, not the government’s. By Molly Hunter molly-hunter@uiowa.edu As “alt-right” rhetoric crops up nationwide, University of Iowa students reflect on the role of free speech...
  • President Trump grants Arpaio clean slate

    - Aug 30, 2017
    Joe Arpaio, an Arizona sheriff was given a full Presidential pardon, sparking controversy both locally and nationwide. By Isabella Senno isabella-senno@uiowa.edu When President Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio on Aug. 25, shockwaves spread across Iowa and the...

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