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Iowa GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley seeking reelection for 8th term

Sep. 24, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the longest-serving Republican senator, said Friday that he will seek an eighth term in 2022, giving the party more confidence in holding the seat as they fight to overtake Democrats' one-vote margin. The senator, who...

Today in History

Sep. 17, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2021. There are 105 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was completed and signed by a...

Missouri River species recovery plan sees deep budget cuts

Sep. 06, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Beneath the swirling waters of the Missouri River, underwater microphones eavesdropped on fish. A boat of biologists drifted downstream, listening for the crisp beeps that would indicate a pallid sturgeon, tagged with an electronic tracker,...

Senators question FDA on work with opioid maker consultant

Aug. 23, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

Several U.S. senators are questioning the Food and Drug Administration’s work with a consulting firm that helped businesses sell prescription painkillers during the nation's overdose crisis. Democrat Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire and Republican Chuck Grassley of Iowa,...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Aug. 16, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. Aug. 13, 2021. Editorial: Kim Reynolds must use her power to keep the coronavirus delta variant in check, protect Iowans Many Iowans are worried about the illness and death the coronavirus delta variant will wreak here in coming...

Ex-US Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming dies after bicycle accident

Jul. 27, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Retired Sen. Mike Enzi, a Wyoming Republican known as a consensus-builder in an increasingly polarized Washington, has died after he broke his neck in a bicycle accident. He was 77. Enzi died peacefully Monday surrounded by family and friends,...

In shift, GOP ramps up vaccine push as resistance hardens

Jul. 23, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican politicians are under increasing pressure to speak out to persuade COVID-19 vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the shots as a new, more contagious variant sends caseloads soaring. But after months of ignoring — and, in some cases, stoking —...

GOP's vaccine push comes with strong words, few actions

Jul. 22, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican politicians are under increasing pressure to speak out to persuade COVID-19 vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the shots as a new, more contagious variant sends caseloads soaring. But after months of ignoring — and, in some cases, stoking —...

Iowa pork producer: We need year-round immigrant workers

Jul. 22, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A top Iowa pork producer is pushing federal lawmakers to allow immigrant workers to stay on the job year-round. A spokeswoman for Iowa Select Farms — the state's largest pork producer — told U.S. senators during a Senate Judiciary Committee...

Iowa Democrat Finkenauer seeking GOP Sen. Grassley's seat

Jul. 22, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Abby Finkenauer, a former congresswoman, is running for Republican Chuck Grassley's U.S. Senate seat, hoping her blue-collar credentials will propel her forward in a state that has grown more conservative over the years. The 32-year-old...