Union-backed candidates win many Iowa school board seats

Candidates backed by Iowa’s largest teachers union did well in the first school board elections since Republican lawmakers and the…

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Pete Buttigieg on how Democrats can “flip the script”

“It is time for Democrats to stop treating the presidency like it’s the only office that matters,” said South Bend,…

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Louisa Dykstra for Des Moines School Board

Republican policies on education funding and working conditions for teachers have inspired many newly-engaged Iowa activists to run in tomorrow’s…

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“We can do better”: Deidre DeJear’s case for secretary of state

Iowa Democrats are set to have their first competitive primary for secretary of state since 1998. Deidre DeJear launched her…

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City of Windsor Heights defends action on political signs

The city of Windsor Heights insists officials did not violate the First Amendment when attempting to restrict displays of signs…

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City of Windsor Heights: Right on sidewalks, wrong on censorship

The inexplicably intense, years-long debate over installing new sidewalks in Windsor Heights appeared to be heading toward resolution this summer.…

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Weekend thread: 2017 elections edition

Many posts about Iowa’s 2018 campaigns for state and federal offices are in progress, but for this weekend, I want…

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