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  • Pete Buttigieg Rallies Undecided Voters in Boone

    BOONE, Iowa — While nearly half of the Democratic presidential field is in Washington overseeing the Senate impeachment trial, candidates like Pete Buttigieg are making their final plea to undecided voters in Iowa.  Buttigieg spoke to a crowd of just over 200 people in Boone, where he really emphasized that today is decision time. But a Suffolk University poll released Monday says 13 percent of likely caucusgoers are still undecided. “I thought I had decided to caucus for Pete, and […]

  • Klobuchar Calls for Witnesses at Senate Impeachment Trials

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Senator Amy Klobuchar attracted a crowd of over 350 people while campaigning in downtown Des Moines Sunday night. The senator led her event by addressing the manuscript from former National Security Adviser John Bolton, where he says President Donald Trump tied Ukraine aid to investigations he sought into political rivals, according to a New York Times report.  Klobuchar says this new information should undeniably sway Senate Republicans to allow witnesses at the impeachment trial. “I don’t […]

  • Des Moines Homicide Victims Remembered at Candlelight Vigil

    DES MOINES, Iowa — About 100 friends, family and neighbors gathered at Good Park for a candlelight vigil for Damiko Carr and Karyree Henderson. The brothers were killed last weekend in a shooting on Des Moines’ west side. The vigil was organized by Des Moines’ Mothers Against Violence founder Calvetta Williams. “I just can’t imagine come Monday when we have to sit in that church and look at two caskets … two sons. I mean, I have kids myself, so […]

  • Iowa Senate Bill Calls For Trust Funds For Student Athletes to Profit From Their Name, Likeness

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Two Iowa state senators introduced a bipartisan bill that is working to establish the framework for college athletes compensation through image and likeness. The bill is co-sponsored by Senators Nate Boulton, a Des Moines Democrat, and Brad Zaun, an Urbandale Republican, and would allow all college athletes in Iowa to benefit from this proposal in the form of a trust fund. “As we’ve seen more and more resources get into this system it becomes more and […]

  • Joe Biden Receives Endorsement From Prominent Iowa Labor Leader

    AMES, Iowa — Former Vice President Joe Biden received an endorsement while campaigning in Ames from Democratic National Committee Member Sandy Opstvedt.  “He is the one candidate with both the experience and the heart to bring this country together, fix the mess and get things done for working families,” said Opstvedt at the event. Opstvedt, a prominent labor leader in Iowa, says her decision lies with Biden’s support for organized labor and his plan to protect pensions and secure retirement. […]

  • Presidential Candidates Face the Heat During Brown and Black Forum

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Brown and Black Forum brought concerns from minority communities to eight Democratic presidential candidates. Moderators were tough on candidates as they pushed them to respond outside of rehearsed stump speeches, creating some tense moments throughout the event. Pete Buttigieg was questioned heavily on systemic racism relating to the firing of a black police chief when he was mayor of South Bend, Indiana.  “I’m not going to get into all the details … but when someone […]

  • Jill Biden and Former Governor Tom Vilsack Campaign for Biden in Iowa

    ALBIA, Iowa — Former Second Lady Jill Biden and former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack spent the day campaigning for Joe Biden in small towns across Iowa, determined to turn undecided voters into commitments for the former vice president.  “We’re headed to Centerville and Bloomfield, smaller communities and making sure that we are spending time there, even if these are small groups. The reality is they can have a very powerful influence come caucus night,” said Vilsack. “Some of them have […]

  • High Winds Cause Power Outages Across Central Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The cold, windy weather was responsible for more than 5,000 outages across the metro area on Saturday. The sub-zero temperature also made it difficult as crews worked to restore power in cities like Indianola, Des Moines and Waukee. “As winds picked up, and due to the ice accumulation, you can see things like a galloping line … when the ice is on the lines and the wind starts to blow, that can obviously cause outages,” said […]

  • 2020 Iowa Democratic Debate Preview

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Tuesday night six out of the 12 Democratic presidential candidates will take the stage in the last debate before the Iowa caucuses, which is 21 days away. CNN, in partnership with The Des Moines Register, will air the debate live on Tuesday at 8 p.m. from the campus of Drake University. The most recent Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom poll shows Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the lead at 20 percent. Three candidates: former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor […]

  • Pete Buttigieg Holds Des Moines Rally With Dave Loebsack After Snagging Endorsement

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg received a high-profile endorsement Sunday from Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack. “I really love Pete … I’ve gotten to know him over the last couple of years,” said Loebsack. “I heard about him when he was running for the DNC chair and he didn’t make that, but he really made his mark. I heard him speak and he’s just really articulate. He’s from the Midwest. I think he really knows how to appeal […]

  • Senator Amy Klobuchar Campaigns in Iowa Ahead of Democratic Debate

    FORT DODGE, Iowa — Presidential candidate Senator Amy Klobuchar returned to Iowa ahead of Tuesday’s Democratic debate. The Minnesota senator spoke to a room filled with voters in Fort Dodge about how she plans to take Midwestern issues to the White House.  Klobuchar is claiming a home field advantage for next week’s Democratic debate in Iowa. She says she is looking forward to bringing rural issues to the debate such as the closings of biodiesel and ethanol plants in the […]

  • National Organization Launches Palestinian Freedom Bus Tour In Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa — This week presidential candidates making their way through Iowa might come face to face with the Jewish Voice for Peace Action network. In conjunction with several campaigns the JVP has launched their Palestinian Freedom 2020 Bus Tour. “Our message is that it’s not that complicated. Palestinians deserve freedom and justice, just like everybody else. And we want candidates to commit to like concrete commitment that they are going to support ending us funding to the Israeli […]

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