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How progressives can reconnect with rural voters

In the aftermath of the 2016 election there was much speculation as to what had happened in rural Iowa. How did it change from blue to deep red so …

Iowa

Roots of economic opportunity are local – in our homes, work and communities

In his 1990 book "Gratitude," conservative icon William Buckley Jr. wrote: “The conservative movement perceives connections between the individual …

Des Moines

Local activist group accuses Des Moines police officer of racially profiling 2 black men

CLOSE<p>Police body camera and cruiser cameras show a July 15 traffic stop, which a local activist group claims is evidence of racially biased …

Law Enforcement

Photos: Grandview Little League at the World Series

The Midwest Region Champion Little League team from Des Moines, Iowa, rides in the Little League Grand Slam Parade in downtown Williamsport, …

Des Moines

Photos: Iowa State coach Steve Prohm

Mar 7, 2018; Kansas City, MO, United States; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Steve Prohm coaches in the first half against the Texas Longhorns during …

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: America 'was never that great'

ALBANY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave an impassioned speech Wednesday by knocking President Donald Trump over his comments and policies toward women.<p>Then Cuomo was stung by his own comments as he derided Trump when he said, "We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great."<p>The …

Andrew Cuomo

Sports Roundup: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

<b>BASEBALL</b><p><b>PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE</b><p><b>Wednesday’s Games</b><p>New Orleans at Memphis, late<p>Oklahoma City at Omaha, late<p>Round Rock at Nashville, late<p>Colorado Springs at …

Des Moines

Here's how to follow Iowa's Grandview through the Little League World Series

The Grandview Little Leaguers are starting to take their big swings in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, this week.<p>And however far the Des Moines …

World Series

Media are not the enemy of the people; a free press is critical to democracy

CLOSE<p>President Trump is continuing to air his grievances against the press, calling them "the fake, fake disgusting news." He told a rally crowd in …

Journalism

Van De Krol abruptly withdraws in Iowa Senate race, citing 'personal reasons'

Less than two weeks after being nominated by Democrats to run for the Iowa Senate, Taylor Van De Krol of Lynnville abruptly announced Wednesday he is …

Iowa

'Safety benefits in their hip pocket': How a smartphone app is helping protect Drake and UI students

Drake University senior Jade Spady spends a lot of time at the library on the school’s Des Moines campus — by the time she leaves for her 10-minute …

Iowa

Iowa State Fair hires its own armed police force

CLOSE<p>The concessionaires at The Wooden Shoe, of Pella, show us how their Poffertjes are made.<p>There’s a new armed police force roaming the stands and …

Mike Pence praises Iowa's conservative political leaders

Get the news<p>Subscribe Today<p>Log In<p>Subscribed, but don't have a login?<p>Activate your digital access.<p>CLOSE<p>While speaking to Iowans in Des Moines, Vice …

Mike Pence

Pence in Iowa: 'We will never stop fighting until American farmers win'

Get the news<p>Subscribe Today<p>Log In<p>Subscribed, but don't have a login?<p>Activate your digital access.<p>CLOSE<p>Vice President Mike Pence talks about the farm …

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Photos: Independent Joe Grandanette speaks at the Political Soapbox

Independent Joe Grandanette speaks during the Des Moines Register Political Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Des Moines, …

Ankeny man held without bond after assaulting woman, violating release

CLOSE<p>Rape culture is part of the reason people commit these crimes, why people don’t report them and why perpetrators are let off the hook.<p>An Ankeny …

Crime

Mike Pence, who met with family of Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa: 'You're on the hearts of every American'

CLOSE<p>Vice President Mike Pence delivers a message to the family of Mollie Tibbetts during a visit to Des Moines.<p>Vice President Mike Pence on …

Iowa

Photos: Mike Pence and other leaders speak at America First Policies event in Iowa

Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States, points to a person in the crowd while speaking to Iowans on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at the Iowa …

Mike Pence

This police commander kept his body camera on during a questionable time. But it's not for the reason you think

SUPERIOR, Ariz.— A former police commander using a department body camera filmed himself having sex in his office and stored pornography on a work computer, according to court and investigative records that portray a law-enforcement agency dominated by officers previously fired or suspended from …

Corruption

Drumroll, please. Here's the winning new food for the Iowa State Fair for 2018

Iowa

Winner announced as best new food at the Iowa State Fair

Get the news<p>Subscribe Today<p>Log In<p>Subscribed, but don't have a login?<p>Activate your digital access.<p>CLOSE<p>Winner announced as people choice best new food …

Iowa

Sen. Grassley won't rule out switch from Judiciary Committee chair to Finance Committee

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley said Wednesday he isn't closing the door on a switch from chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee to head of the …

Mike Pence on Mollie Tibbetts: We will continue to pray for her safe return

Get the news<p>Subscribe Today<p>Log In<p>Subscribed, but don't have a login?<p>Activate your digital access.<p>CLOSE<p>Vice President Mike Pence delivers a message to …

Mike Pence

Photos: Best new food at the Iowa State Fair announced

Apple egg rolls, from Applishus, winner of the peoples choice best new food at the Iowa State Fair Aug. 15, 2018. Zach Boyden-Holmes/The …

Iowa

Police identify the shooter in a Saturday night homicide ruled as self-defense

CLOSE<p>Sgt. Paul Parizek said no charges would be filed as a result of the shooting, which killed 32-year-old Joshua James Wheeler.<p>Police have …

Self Defense

Blank Park Zoo has a new baby seal

Get the news<p>Subscribe Today<p>Log In<p>Subscribed, but don't have a login?<p>Activate your digital access.<p>CLOSE<p>A seal pup was born Aug. 3, 2018 to parents …

Seals

Peterson: Peeking inside the life change for budding Iowa State talent Jamahl Johnson

CLOSE<p>A lot has changed since Matt Campbell came to the Big 12, not only demand for his time, but talking positively about his defense.<p>AMES, Ia. — …

College Sports

Vice President Pence in Des Moines: 'Keep standing with this president'

Mike Pence

Valley Junction pub wins food competition using tofu at the Iowa State Fair

CLOSE<p>A panel of celebrity judges picked a Best New Deal winner and two finalists for the Best New Food as the Iowa State Fair unveiled all the new …

Iowa

Police: Incoming Penn State athlete killed in Philadelphia shooting

Incoming Penn State track and field athlete Kristian Marche was shot and killed in North Philadelphia on Monday, according to the Philadelphia Police Department.<p>A police spokesperson said Marche's death is still under investigation and there are no known suspects.<p>Marche was set to arrive at Penn …

Penn State