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Iowa Poll: Republicans preferred in 3 of 4 U.S. House races; Rep. Finkenauer appears at risk


Created: Sun, 01 Nov 2020 00:00:03 +0000

Author: Nick Coltrain, Des Moines Register

Tight races in September appear to have opened up in the final Iowa Poll to Republicans' benefit. A Democrat is preferred in only the 3rd District.

       

Read more: Iowa Poll: Republicans preferred in 3 of 4 U.S. House races; Rep. Finkenauer appears at risk


Iowa Poll: Are likely voters supporting Donald Trump or Joe Biden for president?


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 23:30:02 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

In the last Iowa Poll before the Nov. 3 election, voters were asked who they were likely to support for president — Donald Trump or Joe Biden.

       

Read more: Iowa Poll: Are likely voters supporting Donald Trump or Joe Biden for president?


Brent 'Ben' Newton, a gregarious storyteller, loved learning about his Native American culture


Created: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 01:37:33 +0000

Author: Mark Emmert, Des Moines Register

Brent 'Ben' Newton met his future wife after first befriending her brother. The couple shared an almost instant spark and were married for 33 years.

       

Read more: Brent 'Ben' Newton, a gregarious storyteller, loved learning about his Native American culture


Iowa Poll: Donald Trump takes over lead in Iowa as Joe Biden fades


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 23:52:22 +0000

Author: Brianne Pfannenstiel, Des Moines Register

The Republican president now leads by 7 percentage points over Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden, 48% to 41%. In September, they were tied.

       

Read more: Iowa Poll: Donald Trump takes over lead in Iowa as Joe Biden fades


Iowa Poll: Are likely voters supporting for Joni Ernst or Theresa Greenfield?


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 23:00:10 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

The final Iowa Poll before the 2020 election asked 814 likely voters who they support for U.S. Senate, incumbent Joni Ernst or challenger Theresa Greenfield.

       

Read more: Iowa Poll: Are likely voters supporting for Joni Ernst or Theresa Greenfield?


Iowa Poll: Republican Joni Ernst pulls ahead of Democrat Theresa Greenfield in closing days of U.S. Senate race


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 23:48:04 +0000

Author: Brianne Pfannenstiel, Des Moines Register

"It's really both a matter of Ernst rising and Greenfield fading a little bit," said pollster J. Ann Selzer. "There's sort of an equilibrium…"

       

Read more: Iowa Poll: Republican Joni Ernst pulls ahead of Democrat Theresa Greenfield in closing days of U.S. Senate race


Voting Rights Restoration Tour makes stop in Iowa City, talk former felons' right to vote


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 22:14:46 +0000

Author: Hillary Ojeda, Iowa City Press-Citizen

Elected officials and community activists traveling the state visited Iowa City Thursday as part of an effort to inform thousands of Iowans convicted of felonies that their voting rights have been restored.

       

Read more: Voting Rights Restoration Tour makes stop in Iowa City, talk former felons' right to vote


The Local Supply Co. opens in Huxley with all-Iowa products


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 18:38:50 +0000

Author: Ronna Faaborg, Ames Tribune

The Local Supply Co. opened in Huxley on Friday featuring products from Iowa vendors.

       

Read more: The Local Supply Co. opens in Huxley with all-Iowa products


Get ready: Register to vote or check your status here


Created: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 16:41:26 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

The USA TODAY Network in Iowa is committed to making sure Iowans make their vote count. Use the tools here to check your registration status and more.

       

Read more: Get ready: Register to vote or check your status here


North Liberty couple's boxed take-home meals helping to 'keep the lights on' amid COVID-19


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 18:29:50 +0000

Author: Dick Hakes, Special to the Press-Citizen

Matt Zacek and his wife, Dawn, opened Z's Catering & BBQ in the summer of 2018. About 20 months later, the coronavirus hit.

       

Read more: North Liberty couple's boxed take-home meals helping to 'keep the lights on' amid COVID-19


Cedar Rapids man indicted on federal charge of unlawful possession of AR-15 at Iowa City protest


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 17:52:39 +0000

Author: Amber Mohmand, Des Moines Register

A Cedar Rapids man was indicted for unlawful possession of an AR-15 assault rifle at June Iowa City protest. The FBI and ICPD are investigating.

       

Read more: Cedar Rapids man indicted on federal charge of unlawful possession of AR-15 at Iowa City protest


Photos: Beggars' Night in Des Moines


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 17:43:55 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Des Moines residents took to their creativity to safely hand out candy on Beggars' Night.

       

Read more: Photos: Beggars' Night in Des Moines


Iowa reports another 2,823 confirmed COVID-19 cases; third of Iowa's counties above 15% positivity rate


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 15:48:36 +0000

Author: Register staff, Des Moines Register

Iowa reported its first three COVID-19 cases on March 8. The state's first death was reported March 24.

       

Read more: Iowa reports another 2,823 confirmed COVID-19 cases; third of Iowa's counties above 15% positivity rate


Police looking for a 15-year-old girl who was reported missing; she was last seen in Adel


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 15:41:26 +0000

Author: Amber Mohmand, Des Moines Register

Mackenzie Lyons, 15, was reported missing to the Dallas County Sheriff's Office on Oct. 30.

       

Read more: Police looking for a 15-year-old girl who was reported missing; she was last seen in Adel


Kanzi, the world's most famous bonobo, turns 40


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 13:05:06 +0000

Author: Perry Beeman, Iowa Capital Dispatch

Kanzi, who resides at a research center in southeastern Des Moines, can use abstract symbols to communicate with people, and understands some spoken words. Scientists who study these things have written books suggesting Kanzi is better at this than any other bonobo.

       

Read more: Kanzi, the world's most famous bonobo, turns 40


Applicant says botched appointment process for Iowa corrections chief wrongly denied her a chance at the job


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 17:49:08 +0000

Author: Jason Clayworth, Des Moines Register

Diann Wilder-Tomlinson, a lawyer and corrections department veteran, believes race and gender were factors in why she never even got an interview.

       

Read more: Applicant says botched appointment process for Iowa corrections chief wrongly denied her a chance at the job


Experts: Iowa's renewable energy growth depends on better transmission


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 12:51:04 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Iowa could become an even bigger leader in renewable energy, especially if renewable hydrogen is developed and transmission lines are improved, a panel of university, government and corporate leaders said Wednesday.

       

Read more: Experts: Iowa's renewable energy growth depends on better transmission


Small business: We need to cultivate a smile culture


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 12:02:04 +0000

Author: Tom Friedman, Special to the Register

"What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity... scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable."

       

Read more: Small business: We need to cultivate a smile culture


Timberline data breach reported at schools in Polk, Dallas, Warren counties; authorities unaware of personal data misused


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 01:11:16 +0000

Author: Andrea May Sahouri, Des Moines Register

The school districts involved in the data breach are Urbandale, Indianola, Bondurant-Farrar, Saydel, and Carlisle schools.

       

Read more: Timberline data breach reported at schools in Polk, Dallas, Warren counties; authorities unaware of personal data misused


Ames board committee discusses school resource officers' role


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 00:44:39 +0000

Author: Isabella Rosario, Ames Tribune

The city of Ames and the school district split the cost of the school resource officer program, which costs $181,134 a year for two officers.

       

Read more: Ames board committee discusses school resource officers' role


Small particles, big change: Iowa scientists awarded $2 million in CARES funding for COVID-19 nanovaccine


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 00:18:56 +0000

Author: Cleo Krejci, Des Moines Register

This coronavirus vaccine is synthetic, stable at room temperature for up to a year, and administered through an inhaler or nasal spray.

       

Read more: Small particles, big change: Iowa scientists awarded $2 million in CARES funding for COVID-19 nanovaccine


Fact-checking Joe Biden's Iowa speech: Claims on Supreme Court, Social Security


Created: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 22:50:34 +0000

Author: Ian Richardson, Des Moines Register

Biden's remarks included some oft-repeated statements that are either incorrect or need more context regarding Trump's Supreme Court nominee and Trump's Social Security plan.

       

Read more: Fact-checking Joe Biden's Iowa speech: Claims on Supreme Court, Social Security


New fencing intended to keep demonstrators off Polk County Courthouse lawns, sheriff's office says


Created: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 21:54:01 +0000

Author: William Morris, Des Moines Register

The fence is part of an updated security plan for the courthouse complex.

       

Read more: New fencing intended to keep demonstrators off Polk County Courthouse lawns, sheriff's office says


Polk supervisors to tap former gubernatorial candidate John Norris as next county administrator


Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 19:13:39 +0000

Author: Lee Rood, Des Moines Register

John Norris has a long history as a leader in Democratic Party politics in Iowa and is an expert on issues from water quality to utilities.

       

Read more: Polk supervisors to tap former gubernatorial candidate John Norris as next county administrator


Iowa dog who lost 21 puppies in high-risk pregnancy is now in foster care, renamed Ruthie


Created: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 21:26:47 +0000

Author: Sara Jordan-Heintz, Contributing writer

A senior lab mix who received emergency care after a high-risk pregnancy has been released from the vet hospital and placed in foster care.

       

Read more: Iowa dog who lost 21 puppies in high-risk pregnancy is now in foster care, renamed Ruthie


Iowa voters wait in a long line at Polk County Auditor's office in Des Moines


Created: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 21:22:15 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

A line of voters in Des Moines stretched 2 1/2 blocks from the door of the Polk County Auditor's Office Friday. The wait was a little more than two hours.

       

Read more: Iowa voters wait in a long line at Polk County Auditor's office in Des Moines


21 puppies have died after a pregnant, senior dog was dropped off at a Boone shelter. Community raises nearly $20K for the dog's care


Created: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 20:55:12 +0000

Author: Sara Jordan-Heintz, Contributing writer

The mother dog is in stable condition after a dangerous pregnancy, and community members have raised nearly $20,000 for her care.

       

Read more: 21 puppies have died after a pregnant, senior dog was dropped off at a Boone shelter. Community raises nearly $20K for the dog's care


Data shows University of Iowa police disproportionately use force against Black people


Created: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 20:36:01 +0000

Author: Zachary Oren Smith, Iowa City Press-Citizen

According to University of Iowa data released Thursday, UIPD showing disproportionately uses force in cases involving Black people.

       

Read more: Data shows University of Iowa police disproportionately use force against Black people


Watch: Joni Ernst and Theresa Greenfield guess the price of a bushel of corn, soybeans


Created: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 21:29:14 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Moderator Ron Steele of KWWL asked senatorial candidates Joni Ernst and Theresa Greenfield the price of a bushel of corn and soybeans during their Oct. 15 debate.

       

Read more: Watch: Joni Ernst and Theresa Greenfield guess the price of a bushel of corn, soybeans


Photos: Joe Biden visits Des Moines


Created: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 22:20:05 +0000

Author: Des Moines Register

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden spoke to supporters Friday at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.

       

Read more: Photos: Joe Biden visits Des Moines

 
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