Latest Iowa News

Correction: Election 2020-Iowa story

Apr. 17, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — In a story April 16 about Democratic presidential candidates addressing flooding damage in Iowa, The Associated Press erroneously reported the location of Sen. Bernie Sanders' rally. The rally was held in Malcom, Iowa, not in Poweshiek. A corrected version of the story is below: Iowa...

For Jay Inslee, a methodical buildup to a long 2020 campaign

Apr. 17, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. (AP) — Sit down in New Hampshire for a leading liberal podcast. Tour flood damage in Iowa. Feed some sheep, shoot some hoops, drink local beer in South Carolina. And along the way, hammer home a pledge to combat climate change and "make Donald Trump a blip in history." That's the...

Army Corps takes heat in wake of Missouri River flooding

Apr. 17, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — The federal agency that manages dams along the Missouri River received stern criticism from several U.S. senators Wednesday during a hearing held in Iowa to examine the massive spring flooding this year that caused more than $3 billion in damage in the Midwest. The flooding and...

Buttigieg says he's proud of his record as South Bend mayor

Apr. 17, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg said Wednesday that he's proud of his record as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, but realizes some problems remain. "This is not a rags-to-riches story," he told The Associated Press after a campaign stop in Marshalltown. "This is a...

The Latest: Getting aid to flood victims is priority

Apr. 17, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate hearing being held in Iowa in the wake of massive flooding in the region (all times local): 12:02 p.m. Getting disaster aid approved and making sure it gets to the people affected by this spring's flooding is a priority for area senators. The bureaucratic...

Buttigieg to Democrats: Don't get bogged down zinging Trump

Apr. 17, 2019 6:35 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says President Donald Trump is "kind of like a Chinese finger trap — you know, the harder you pull, the more you get stuck" and warns that Democrats shouldn't get bogged down in trying to "knock him flat with some zinger." In...

Federal judge awards legal fees in Iowa ag gag lawsuit case

Apr. 16, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has awarded more than $181,000 in legal fees to seven lawyers who successfully fought a 2012 Iowa law that made it illegal to get a job at a livestock farm to conduct an animal cruelty undercover investigation. Animal rights and civil rights organizations, including...

Iowa revamps passing game with Hockenson, Fant off to NFL

Apr. 16, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two of the best tight ends in Iowa history have left for the NFL. The Hawkeyes might finally have the wide receivers it needs to revamp its offense. With T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant expected to be taken in the first round of next week's draft, Iowa (9-4 in 2018) has started...

Cory Booker talks new tax credit plan during Iowa visit

Apr. 15, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker on Monday proposed a significant expansion of the earned income tax credit that he said would lower the annual tax bill for almost half of American taxpayers. The senator from New Jersey, who recently launched a national tour aimed at...

7-term Iowa Democrat Rep. Loebsack won't seek re-election

Apr. 12, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democratic Rep. Dave Loebsack announced Friday he won't seek re-election when his current term ends, a move that likely will lead to a wide-open race in a district both parties see as winnable. Loebsack was elected seven times to represent southeast Iowa's 2nd Congressional...