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Biofuels producers, farmers not sold on switch to electric

Apr. 07, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The president and auto industry maintain the nation is on the cusp of a gigantic shift to electric vehicles and away from liquid-fueled cars, but biofuels producers and some of their supporters in Congress aren’t buying it. They argue that now is the time to...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Mar. 29, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. March 25, 2021. Editorial: Iowa Republican lawmakers make a stand for freedom — well, one freedom (to get and carry guns) No legislative session would be complete without Republicans trying to make it easier for Iowans to buy...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Mar. 18, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

Des Moines Register. March 11, 2021. Editorial: Iowa GOP can’t get enough of voter suppression. It’s a national craze, and Congress needs to intervene Iowa’s Republican state lawmakers have apparently won so big they’re tired of winning. ...

EPA changes stand, sides with ethanol industry in court case

Feb. 22, 2021 18:45 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government announced Monday that it will support the ethanol industry in a lawsuit over biofuel waivers granted to oil refineries under President Donald Trump's administration. The Environmental Protection Agency said it is reversing...

Watchdog files lawsuit against group backing Iowa Sen. Ernst

Feb. 16, 2021 17:31 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An election watchdog group has filed a federal lawsuit that claims an Iowa-based nonprofit organization violated election laws by failing to register as a political committee that spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to support Republican Sen. Joni Ernst's...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Feb. 15, 2021 10:03 AM EST

Des Moines Register. Feb. 11, 2021. Editorial: A silver lining of this pandemic: Iowans are connecting with health care providers Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines recently received an unexpected allocation of COVID-19 vaccines. It quickly...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Feb. 08, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Des Moines Register. Feb. 7, 2021. Editorial: Inexplicable and irresponsible: Iowa governor lifts mask mandate while 180,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine are unused Gov. Kim Reynolds waited until thousands of Iowans had died to impose a state mask...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Feb. 01, 2021 10:01 AM EST

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. Jan. 29, 2021. Editorial: Lundgren’s work on grant program will help keep Iowa businesses afloat One of the things that makes Iowa Rep. Shannon Lundgren, R-Peosta, an effective lawmaker is her firsthand knowledge of the...

EXPLAINER: Can Trump be impeached after leaving office?

Jan. 19, 2021 18:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump might argue the calendar is his friend when it comes to a second impeachment trial. Trump's impeachment last week by the House of Representatives for his role in inciting the riot at the U.S. Capitol set up his trial in the...