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CEDAR RAPIDS — A farmer from Iowa likely will become the first nonlawyer to lead the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, is in line to lead the committee that considers federal Read More »
IOWA CITY — For more than 80 years, Iowa counties, cities and school districts have needed 60 percent of the vote — as opposed to a simple majority — to pass a public bond issue that raises property taxes.
Some lawmakers have tried to chang Read More »
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad is heading off to Italy for a post-election vacation with his wife.
Branstad said Thursday that he’ll take an 11-day trip starting Friday that will include Rome and Florence. He’ll be back to work Read More »
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — The campaign spokeswoman for Senator-elect Joni Ernst was charged with OWI just days before the election.
Police reports show the incident happened on Oct. 29 about 10:36 p.m. in the 6100 block of Beechtree Drive in W Read More »
JOHNSTON — A leading strategist and consultant to Bruce Braley’s unsuccessful U.S. Senate campaign said he thinks the Democrat needed a more “high-risk” element in his campaign.
Jeff Link made the observation Friday during the taping of Iowa Read More »
DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa’s new Senator-elect Joni Ernst got a congratulatory phone call from President Barack Obama this week.
A White House official said Thursday that Ernst was among the election winners Obama called Wednesday. The Republica Read More »
CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa's bellwether counties rang up a so-so record of predicting winners on Election Day.
IOWA CITY — Regardless of political affiliation, the outcome of Iowa’s Senate race was undoubtedly historic.
“I think it’s outstanding that Iowa has elected a woman to the Senate,” said Dave Farber of Iowa City. “I think though, that now’s a Read More »
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Paul Pate is returning as secretary of state, 16 years after he last held the office.
Voters Tuesday elected Pate over Democrat Brad Anderson. He’ll take an office held for the past four years by Republican Read More »
Jail expansion projects in Delaware and Allamakee counties may pass, as voters seemed to favor each of the $4.9 million projects in early results.
Delaware Sheriff John LeClare said Tuesday night the Delaware County vote was too early to ca Read More »