Marsy’s Law would provide better protections for victims

Tiffany Allison is president and founder of the Soaring Hearts Foundation, -promoted by desmoinesdem Last week was National Crime Victims’…

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Annette Sweeney wins Iowa Senate district 25 special election

Republican Annette Sweeney will represent Iowa Senate district 25 for the remainder of the year after winning today’s special election…

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Six depressing facts about wage inequality for Iowa women

On average, women employed full-time, year-round earn less than men in every part of the U.S., but the “gender-based wage…

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More women managing Iowa campaigns

Iowa hasn’t been the most friendly state for women in politics, to put it mildly. We didn’t elect a woman…

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Iowa Senate district 25 preview: Tracy Freese vs. Annette Sweeney

Voters in Iowa Senate district 25 will elect a successor to disgraced former Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix on April…

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Little diversity in Iowa legislature, despite more women running than ever

More Iowa women are running for office in 2018 than ever before, which could lead to record numbers of female…

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Bill Dix was never as smart as he thought he was

Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix’s eighteen-year legislative career ended today after Iowa Starting Line published a video and photographs showing…

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I’m voting no March 6 (twice if I don’t get caught)

Heather Ryan makes her case against the local option sales tax for Iowa’s largest county. -promoted by desmoinesdem In case…

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“A corpse in Iowa would have more rights than women and girls”

Iowa Senate Minority Leader Janet Petersen has been a champion of reproductive rights for years. Her plea to reject the…

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Five takeaways from the Iowa legislature’s opening day in 2018

The Iowa House and Senate convened Monday with the usual big promises and platitudes about working together to build a…

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