Weekly News Roundup: Former Kansas Medicaid Director Comes to Iowa, Iowan Resigns from Homeland Security Post

Former Kansas Medicaid director Mike Randol. Photo: Health Management Associates The Informer’s weekly news roundup, presented in partnership with KHOI…

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ISU Agribiz Magnate Roger Underwood’s Social Media Posts Contrary to University’s Commitment to Diversity

Roger Underwood in Yerington, Nevada, in 2012. Photo: Roger Underwood/Facebook Roger Underwood, an Ames agribusiness magnate and Iowa State University…

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Gov. Reynolds Distances Herself from GOP Activists Tied to Saudi Lobbying Campaign

SHARE Facebook Twitter Connie Schmett posing with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, left, and former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad. Photo: Facebook…

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Grassley-Approved Judge Rated Unqualified by ABA Failed to Disclose Conflict of Interest

iprimages/Flickr Last Thursday, Chuck Grassley, who heads the Senate’s Judiciary Committee, voted to approve Brett Talley, a 36-year-old deputy assistant…

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Urban Chicken Farming in Ames

Jerrod Jordahl/Ames Progressive Editor’s note: This article was originally published in October 2009 in Volume 4 Issue 2 of the…

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Wintersteen and Husband Have Given $3,000 to Trump Nominee Bill Northey

Wendy Wintersteen and husband Robert Waggoner. Photos: Iowa State University, LucidAdvice.com Sam Clovis’ nomination to be the US Department of…

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Memories from Vietnam War Still Raw for Some of Its Iowa Veterans

The veterans memorial in Ryan. Photo: Lyle Muller/IowaWatch Time slowly has healed some, but not all, of the wounds Vietnam…

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Chickens in the Yard

A few weeks ago, a group I founded was scheduled to go before the Boone City Council to ask for…

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Steve King Dismisses Roy Moore Molestation Response from Senators Who Won’t “Help Move Trump Agenda”

Gage Skidmore/Flickr Congressman Steve King responded to a bombshell report Thursday in the Washington Post that Alabama senate candidate Roy…

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Progressive Credentials Not Enough for Szopinski to Emerge as Ames Mayor

Backed by the current mayor and a host of other prominent community members, John Haila, a widely respected local architect,…

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