Government

Fact Checker: Fact checking Hillary Clinton’s latest ads

“As first lady, she helped get health care for 8 million kids”

“The senator who made sure the heroes and families of 9/1 ... »

Attempt to end Planned Parenthood funding blocked in Senate

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats late Monday blocked a Republican-backed effort to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood following the rel ... »

Fact Checker: Does religious freedom bill shield businesses from same-sex marriage rules?

Introduction

“Once again, just churches. I can’t say that enough. That’s what the bi ... »

New Hampshire campaign sounds a lot like Iowa — with an accent

MANCHESTER, N.H. — It could have been a campaign stop anywhere in Iowa except for the New England accents, the “Live Free or Die ... »

LIVE COVERAGE: Voters First GOP presidential forum

CLICK HERE to watch LIVE streaming coverage of the Vote ... »

Newstrack: Life flowers at former hub of city government

BACKGROUND

The city of Cedar Rapids changed its form of government on Jan. 1, 2006. A part-time council with a professional city manager repl ... »

Plan for historic Cedar Rapids building turns iffy

CEDAR RAPIDS — Loving history continues to cost less than saving it.

On Monday, the Linn County Board of Supervisors voted to terminat ... »

Report shows some progress, room for improvement in Iowa’s STEM program

DES MOINES — A new report gives a mixed review of Gov. Terry Branstad’s initiative to encourage more student interest and better perf ... »

GOP hopefuls call for repeal, reform to return to greatness

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Fourteen Republican presidential hopefuls fixed their focus Monday on the three Rs — repeal, reform and returning ... »

State paid nearly $19.6 million to settle claims in fiscal 2015

DES MOINES — Efforts to resolve construction issues at the state's new maximum-security prison in Fort Madison caused a sizable spike in the ... »

Clinton to begin TV advertising in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS — Hillary Clinton will begin airing the first two ads of her campaign Tuesday to highlight her commitment to fighting for famil ... »

Cedar Rapids $180 million streets fix-up collides with “complete-streets” policy

CEDAR RAPIDS — No small effort has gone into the city's prioritization of a long, long list of substandard streets on which to invest a piece ... »

U.S. Democrats see “fire wall” holding to preserve Iran deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. backers of the Iran nuclear deal are increasingly confident of enough Democratic support to ensure it survives r ... »

GOP candidates expected to use Monday forum to elevate campaigns

CEDAR RAPIDS — In a field of 17 candidates, Republican presidential hopefuls will have to start going after each other directly, but Monday& ... »

Festivalgoers surprised to see Chris Christie at Iowa Irish Fest

WATERLOO — Minutes before the Iowa Irish Fest 5K started, Urbandale’s John Leonhart was with his three daughters and hundreds of othe ... »