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Trump returns to campaign trail in Iowa as GOP rival DeSantis makes case to New Hampshire voters

Jun. 01, 2023 00:16 AM EDT

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump returns to the campaign trail Thursday as his chief rival for the GOP presidential nomination, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, is undertaking his first swing through early voting states as an official candidate. Trump is back in Iowa...

DeSantis plays up his personal side — and swipes at Trump — during campaign blitz across Iowa

May. 31, 2023 21:48 PM EDT

SALIX, Iowa (AP) — Ron DeSantis blitzed through Iowa during his first full day of presidential campaigning on Wednesday, aiming for the kind of personal connections with voters that critics say have long eluded him while stepping up his verbal swipes at former President Donald Trump. ...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

May. 29, 2023 15:08 PM EDT

Des Moines Register. May 23, 2023. Editorial: Move past ‘No Mow May’ to better help pollinators Suddenly going back to diligent mowing in late spring, even after flora has gotten a better hold for the season, can cause trouble, scientists say. ...

Iowa governor signs bill banning gender identity instruction in schools, echoing measures in other Republican-led states

May. 26, 2023 12:49 PM EDT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa governor signs bill banning gender identity instruction in schools, echoing measures in other Republican-led states.

Iowa police footage in teen's fatal shooting won't be public, panel rules

May. 23, 2023 15:59 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Footage from body cameras Des Moines police officers were wearing when they shot and killed a 16-year-old boy will not be made public, a state panel has ruled. The Iowa Public Information Board ruled May 18 that video of the shooting should be withheld,...

Families of Des Moines school shooting victims sue program, founder

May. 16, 2023 11:48 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The families of two teenagers shot to death in a Des Moines alternative high school have filed a lawsuit alleging the program and its founder were negligent in not keeping the premises safe. The families of Rashad Carr, 16, and Gionni Dameron, 18, filed the...

DeSantis in Iowa warns of GOP 'culture of losing' as weather sidelines Trump's event in the state

May. 13, 2023 20:05 PM EDT

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (AP) — Decrying a Republican “culture of losing,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sought Saturday to weaken former President Donald Trump’s grip on the GOP as tornado warnings interrupted a collision of leading presidential prospects in battleground Iowa. ...

For turning 'mines to vines,' founder of Roots of Peace wins World Food Prize

May. 11, 2023 10:37 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A California peace activist who has worked to remove land mines from war-torn regions and replace them with grape vines, fruit trees and vegetables was named the 2023 World Food Prize laureate Thursday at a ceremony in Washington. The Des Moines, Iowa-based...

Iowa woman sentenced for Capitol insurrection participation

May. 01, 2023 15:59 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman who entered the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection was sentenced Monday to five months in prison. Deborah Sandoval, 56, pleaded guilty in December to entering a restricted building. In exchange for her plea, several other counts...

Trump ups competition with DeSantis in planning trip to Iowa

Apr. 29, 2023 18:04 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The competition between Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis is intensifying as the former president is scheduling a return trip to Iowa on the same day that the Florida governor was already going to be in the state that will kick off the Republican contest for the White House. ...