Iowans elected Joni Ernst to the U.S. Senate in 2014 and her GOP colleagues have just elected her vice chair of the Senate Republican Conference. It’s the first time since 2010 that a woman has been elected by her fellow Republicans to serve in a leadership role in the senate. “I think it’s long overdue,” […]
Whatever the weather, Iowa’s highways will be humming with heavy traffic next weekend as people head off to be with loved ones and to share a Thanksgiving feast. Nick Jarmusz, spokesman for AAA-Iowa, says they’re forecasting a near 5% boost in travel for the long holiday weekend, what promises to be the busiest Thanksgiving since 2005. […]
Hundreds of Drake University students rallied on campus today in response to a couple of recent racist incidents. Robo-calls from an Idaho-based white supremacist group were made to students earlier this week. Those were followed by a threatening note that was slipped under a student’s dorm room door. Sophomore Manasi Singh from Clive says the […]
Iowa’s two United States Senators will have new leadership roles in the Senate in 2019. Republican Chuck Grassley has been a member of the United States Senate since January of 1981. It means when the calendar turns over to 2019, Grassley will be Republican with the longest tenure in the senate. Because of that seniority, Grassley will become […]
Iowans who are motivated to give blood after they hear about mass shootings have good instincts, but a study finds it’s a largely unnecessary gesture. Study co-author Justin Nix, a criminology professor at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, says a significant amount of the blood donated after a mass casualty event — like the 2017 Las […]