• 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...
  • Students place national politics over local politics

    - Sep 27, 2017
    Students are less involved and educated about local politics than they are about national politics. By Isabella Senno isabella-senno@uiowa.edu The average University of Iowa student cannot name the governor of Iowa, the mayor of Iowa City,...
  • Iowa City rallies against Ernst on DACA, health care during town hall

    - Sep 22, 2017
    Activists took to Hubbard Park on Sept. 22 in response to Sen. Joni Ernst’s town hall on the University of Iowa campus. By Emily Wangen emily-wangen@uiowa.edu Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, was booed and protested at a...
  • Ernst faces tough questions on Graham-Cassidy bill at Iowa City town hall

    - Sep 22, 2017
    At a Johnson County town meeting held in the IMU on Sept. 22, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal is not likely to go to a vote. By Molly Hunter molly-hunter@uiowa.edu Sen. Joni...

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