Weekly News Roundup: Reynolds, Set to Sign Anti-Immigrant Bill, Backs Up Trump on Border Troops

Iowa Public Radio Images/Flickr The Informer’s weekly news roundup, presented in partnership with KHOI community radio. During an event Friday…

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Big changes, worrying signs at Des Moines Register

High-profile departures from the Des Moines Register newsroom have happened too often over the last decade. A series of layoffs…

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Cedar Rapids’ KGAN Among Sinclair-Owned TV Stations Spreading Pro-Trump, Media-Bashing Propaganda

Screenshot via Deadspin On March 7, CNN’s Brian Stelter reported that the right-wing Sinclair Broadcast Group was forcing anchors at…

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One fundraising appeal, three levels of Kim Reynolds hypocrisy

Self-awareness has never been Governor Kim Reynolds’s strong suit. Even so, her campaign’s latest fundraising pitch, pegged to a harmful…

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Doug Gross used Des Moines Register to lobby for his law firm’s client

Longtime Republican power-broker Doug Gross published two Des Moines Register guest columns within a three-month period criticizing a planned Polk…

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Iowa governor trying to have it both ways on Affordable Care Act

Governor Kim Reynolds continues to take credit for a major benefit of the Affordable Care Act, even as she calls…

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The 17 Bleeding Heartland posts that were most fun to write in 2017

Lesson learned in 2017: I still love writing about Iowa politics, even during the worst year I’ve ever observed. But…

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The 17 Bleeding Heartland posts I worked hardest on in 2017

Since I started writing for this website a decade ago, I’ve never worked harder than I did in 2017. This…

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Iowa Supreme Court must reverse “extraordinary” censorship order

Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins has ordered the Des Moines Register not to publish any material from court records…

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Weekly News Roundup: Des Moines Publishing Company to Acquire Time Magazine in Koch-Backed Deal

Meredith Corp.’s Des Moines heaquarters. Photo: Mark Hesseltine/Flickr The Informer’s weekly news roundup, presented in partnership with KHOI community radio.…

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