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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017, file photo showsCedar Rapids police officer Lucas Jones in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Jones who shot and paralyzed a Black man during a 2016 traffic stop will not be reinstated, a city commission ruled Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. The lawyer for Lucas Jones said he will appeal. Jones was not fired for the shooting, but for another 2016 incident in which he gave a Black female motorist a major break and then allegedly lied about it. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette via AP)

Panel: Iowa officer who shot man in 2016 won't get job back

Nov. 24, 2020 10:06 AM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A white Iowa police officer who shot and paralyzed a Black man during a 2016 traffic stop will not get his job back, a panel has determined. The Cedar Rapids Gazette reported that the city's Civil Service Commission on Monday voted unanimously not to reinstate Officer Lucas Jones....

Republican candidate for Iowa's First Congressional District Ashley Hinson meets supporter Mervyn Cousins of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at Jimmy Z's in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette via AP)

GOP congresswoman-elect from Iowa says she has COVID-19

Nov. 12, 2020 3:12 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Republican congresswoman-elect who flipped an Iowa seat in last week's election said Thursday that she tested positive for the coronavirus. Ashley Hinson, a state representative and former television news anchor, said she learned of her positive test Wednesday night. Her campaign...

Republican candidate for Iowa's First Congressional District Ashley Hinson speaks to supporters at Jimmy Z's in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette via AP)

Republican Hinson ousts Democratic Rep. Finkenauer in Iowa

Nov. 4, 2020 11:24 AM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Republican state Rep. Ashley Hinson defeated Democratic incumbent Abby Finkenauer to win a northeastern Iowa congressional seat. Hinson, a former television news anchor, won the House seat Tuesday after an election in which she stressed the need for lower taxes, smaller government...

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 file photo, people bundled against the cold stand in a slowly moving line to cast early votes at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus, Ohio. Early voting ends in Ohio on Monday, Nov. 2. A surge in coronavirus cases across the country, including in key presidential battleground states, is creating mounting health and logistical concerns for voters, poll workers and political parties ahead of Election Day. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)

Pre-election virus spike creates concerns for polling places

Nov. 1, 2020 10:18 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A surge in coronavirus cases across the country, including in key presidential battleground states, is creating mounting health and logistical concerns for voters, poll workers and political parties ahead of Election Day. In Iowa, where both presidential campaigns are competing...