2020 already has been characterized by a striking amount of political turmoil at home and abroad. But for many in the states that will soon begin choosing the Democratic presidential nominee, the same bread-and-butter issues that have long dominated the…
By Christopher Booker, Sam Weber
Climate change is contributing to more severe flooding in communities along the Mississippi River. In 2019, the Mississippi crested at its highest-ever recorded level in Davenport, Iowa, causing widespread damage in the city's downtown and reigniting a debate about how…
By David Pitt, Associated Press
The Environmental Protection Agency released its final renewable fuel standard but it did not include language that President Donald Trump agreed to in meetings with industry officials, Iowa’s governor and congressional representatives during September and October.
By Bill Barrow, Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press
Joe Biden spoke at a campaign event today in Emmetsburg, Iowa, as part of his bus tour through the state. Watch his remarks here.
By Molly Finnegan
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is campaigning with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Friday in Iowa. Watch live at 7 p.m. ET here.
By Mark Bittman, Melanie Saltzman, Megan Thompson
Iowa is a powerhouse producer of corn and soybeans. But all the industrial farming has come at a cost to the environment. Today, there's a growing number of farmers adopting more sustainable practices in a bid to save Iowa's precious…
By Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press
"Iowans have the ability to show our country what can be, even if we've never seen it before," Harris said during an event on Iowa State University's campus.
Iowa plays an outsized role in presidential politics, and new poll numbers from that state could influence how different Democratic candidates' focus their campaigns. The poll by The Des Moines Register and CNN puts Sen. Elizabeth Warren two points ahead…
By Errin Haines, Associated Press
African Americans make up roughly 24 percent of the Democratic primary electorate, and a much higher percent in early primary states like South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Virginia.
By Michelle L. Price, Alexandra Jaffe, Bill Barrow, Associated Press
The state parties had planned to allow some voters to cast caucus votes over the telephone in February 2020 instead of showing up at traditional caucus meetings.
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