Government

It’s doubtful Trump will be GOP nominee, Branstad says

DES MOINES — Donald Trump’s celebrity status and name recognition have elevated his poll standings, Gov. Terry Branstad said Tuesday, ... »

C.R. hiring freeze over: Hiring 4 new police officers gets go-ahead

CEDAR RAPIDS — So much for the temporary freeze on new spending that City Manager Jeff Pomeranz imposed two weeks ago to give him and the Ci ... »

Iowa poultry industry restocks, worries about bird flu recurrence this fall

DES MOINES — Poultry and egg producers in Iowa are gradually rebuilding stocks hard hit by Avian influenza with the help of $700 million in ... »

Americans with Disabilities Act settlement requires Cedar Rapids to spend millions on accessibility

CEDAR RAPIDS — Two days after the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act being signed into law, the City Council approved a ... »

Transportation amendment would help Iowa public transit, advocates say

Public transit advocates and lawmakers are pushing an amendment to a U.S. Senate transportation funding bill they say would break the stranglehold ... »

Trump brags, inflames and derides — but how will he do in Iowa?

DES MOINES — He slings insults left and right.

He derides anyone who dares challenge him, from elected officials and his political riv ... »

Grassley, Ernst get good marks from Iowa voters

CEDAR RAPIDS — Roughly 15 months ahead of his bid for a seventh term, Sen. Chuck Grassley is getting a lot of love from Iowans.

Grassl ... »

Report underscores benefits of Iowa’s preservation money, how much more could be done

Linn County has been greatly enriched by a multitude of projects paid for in part by more than $6 million in state Resource Enhancement and Protect ... »

Iowa City Council supports amending comprehensive plan to allow development of city owned parking lots

IOWA CITY — With the go-ahead from the Iowa City Council, city staff will be drafting a proposed amendment to the city's Comprehensive Plan t ... »

Clinton blasts Huckabee, touts energy plan

DES MOINES — Democrat Hillary Clinton clashed Monday with another presidential candidate from Arkansas, former Gov. Mike Huckabee, declaring ... »

Dozens rally in Iowa City in support of better treatment for black youth

IOWA CITY — Roughly 75 people rallied Monday outside City Hall for better treatment of black children, and then received support from some C ... »

Automated license-plate readers on way to Cedar Rapids police cars

CEDAR RAPIDS — Odds in Cedar Rapids are moving against you if you're driving a stolen vehicle, driving without a license, or are wanted on a ... »

Hoover-Ball challenge issued to 2016 presidential candidates

CEDAR RAPIDS — The 2016 presidential candidates, who are already getting a workout on the campaign trail, are being challenged to show their ... »

Rand Paul making series of Iowa campaign stops this week

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul will be making more than a half dozen stops in Eastern Iowa at the end of the week.

Paul, a U.S. ... »

Fact Checker: Clinton questions Branstad on mental health cuts. Did she have the right facts?

INTRODUCTION

“And I know there are challenges right here in Iowa because you’ve been talki ... »