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The state auditor is advising Iowa’s governor to return millions in federal pandemic relief money spent on new computer software. Last year, the State of Iowa signed a contract to upgrade some of the state’s aging computer systems. This year, Governor Kim Reynolds authorized spending $21 million of federal coronavirus relief money on the software, […]

A Cedar Rapids man who ran for the U.S. Senate as an independent in 2014 is the Libertarian Party’s nominee for Senate in 2020. Rick Stewart was the Libertarian’s nominee for state ag secretary in 2018 as well. “Libertarian ideals are what our Iowa was founded upon. Look at our state motto. ‘Our liberties we […]

Drake University professor Rachel Paine Caufield says the make-up of the courts could become a motivating issue for a different set of voters in the future. U.S. courts have been a focus of Caufield’s research. “For most of the modern era, Republicans have really been motivated by considerations of the Supreme Court and that largely […]

A Cedar Rapids man who ran for the U.S. Senate as an independent in 2014 is the Libertarian Party’s nominee for Senate in 2020. Rick Stewart was the Libertarian’s nominee for state ag secretary in 2018 as well. “Libertarian ideals are what our Iowa was founded upon. Look at our state motto. ‘Our liberties we […]

The state auditor is advising Iowa’s governor to return millions in federal pandemic relief money spent on new computer software. Last year, the State of Iowa signed a contract to upgrade some of the state’s aging computer systems. This year, Governor Kim Reynolds authorized spending $21 million of federal coronavirus relief money on the software, […]

A snow squall hit central Iowa this afternoon and created winter driving conditions on the roadways. “Snow squalls are very intense rates of snow — possibly combine with strong winds of 40-miles-an-hour or more. In this case, it was mainly the really heavy snowfall that fell — it can accumulate very rapidly, ” according to […]

With just over two weeks of voting left, Black women gathered at a rally in Des Moines over the weekend to celebrate and encourage voting. Event coordinator Brandi Miller says the concerns of Black women are often doubted and they get muted in the political conversation. “And so having an event for us where we […]

A Davenport man is facing several charges after police say he attacked a man an woman with a machete. Police say 38-year-old Martin Georgi caused serious but non-life-threatening injuries when he attacked a woman at a residence and then attacked her boyfriend with the machete after she ran off. Police say they do not know […]

Two people were injured this morning in a house fire just west of the Iowa Great Lakes in the town of Lake Park. Lake Park Fire Chief Brandon Ehret says when crews arrived, the fire was spreading from the garage into the house and nearby vehicles. “The garage is completely gone,” he says. “We did […]

An online sports gambling company and two casinos have been fined by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission for violations. Racing and Gaming Commission administrator Brian Ohorilko says DraftKings was fined for a late download of new self-ban list information. He says an audit by the commission determined the list was not uploaded within the […]


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