Latest Iowa News

Governor signs law giving Nevada 1st presidential primary

Jun. 11, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday signed a law that would make Nevada the first state to vote in the 2024 presidential primary contests, bumping Iowa and New Hampshire from their leadoff spots. Signing the law is a gamble. ...

Iowa News Digest

Jun. 11, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Iowa. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Des Moines Bureau at 515-243-3281 or apdesmoines@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast,...

Iowa Senate official warned of payback over COVID-19 inquiry

Jun. 11, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The top administrator in the Republican-controlled Iowa Senate threatened retribution against a GOP appointee who oversees workplace safety after inspectors said they would make public their concerns about COVID-19 hazards at the Capitol, records show. ...

Aberdeen preps for first LGBTQ pride events

Jun. 11, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — The city of Aberdeen is preparing for its first LGBTQ pride events on Saturday night. The Aberdeen News reported Thursday that events will include live music and karaoke outside the Red Rooster Coffee House and a drag show...

Police find eastern Iowa woman shot dead; husband arrested

Jun. 11, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

ELDRIDGE, Iowa (AP) — A woman was found shot to death inside her eastern Iowa home, and police arrested her husband on unrelated charges. Officers found Jessica Bostrom, 28, dead inside the Eldridge home around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, television station WQAD reported....

Red Quaker Oats sign again lights up Cedar Rapids skyline

Jun. 11, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The bright red Quaker Oats sign that had long lit up the Cedar Rapids skyline before a rare wind storm damaged it last August is back atop the Quaker Oats plant near downtown. The new sign installed June 1 is a near exact replica of the old...

What if? College Football Playoff matchups in 12-team format

Jun. 11, 2021 02:33 AM EDT

Using the final College Football Playoff selection committee rankings for each season, here's how the postseason matchups would have looked with the proposed 12-team format during the CFP's four-team era. 2020 First round (Lower seed is home team) ...

Iowa governor questions migrant flights into Des Moines

Jun. 10, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds complained in a letter sent Thursday that the federal government didn't notify her before flying migrant children into the Des Moines airport in April, then shuttling them to other cities as part of an effort to join them with relatives. ...

Iowa News Digest

Jun. 10, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Iowa. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Des Moines Bureau at 515-243-3281 or apdesmoines@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast,...

Polk County Attorney John Sarcone won't seek reelection

Jun. 10, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Polk County’s long-serving top prosecutor, who has faced criticism for his decisions to charge a journalist and others in last year’s protests over racial inequality, has announced he will not run for reelection. Television station KCCI first...