U.S. Senator Joni Ernst is arguing Republicans must abandon the idea of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act in one huge piece of legislation. “Unfortunately, because it did fail, we will have to address it in smaller chunks,” Ernst said earlier today. “That means a lot of these families that have been hurt by ObamaCare, they’re going […]
The 2017 Iowa State Fair set a new attendance record. “We actually had eclipsed the total number of people from a year ago through Saturday evening and so that kind of relieves you a little bit,” Iowa State Fair CEO Gary Slater said this afternoon. “But we still had a great day on Sunday, having 94,000-plus.” […]
A trial date is now set for the man accused of killing an Iowa City taxi driver this summer. Forty-one-year-old Curtis Jones has pleaded not guilty to robbery and first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of 46-year-old Ricky Lillie, who was found slumped over in his cab outside an Iowa City motel on […]
Senator Chuck Grassley today said he hopes the president unveils a plan tonight that will get the U.S. out of Afghanistan or at least ensure the country doesn’t disintegrate into the terrorist refuge it was before the 9/11 attacks. “The number one responsibility of the federal government is the defense of the American people,” Grassley said. Grassley has been […]
More than a thousand people gathered on the state capitol grounds today  to witness the partial solar eclipse. Chris Lange of Des Moines brought his four-year-old daughter and seven-month old son. “I figure it’s an experience that’s not going to happen again for a while,” Lange said. “It’s a good outing to share with them and […]