Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa | Lesser-known Democrats seek breakthrough in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa  — John Delaney wasn’t slowed Friday by a crush of national political press that sometimes swarms presidential candidates at the Iowa State Fair. Quite the opposite. “Who is that?” retired child psychologist Bernard Wiesemann of Des Moines said as the three-term Maryland congressman — and declared candidate for the 2020 presidential nomination … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Lesser-known Democrats seek breakthrough in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa | Stormy Daniels’ lawyer dabbles in Iowa, says it’s no stunt

DES MOINES, Iowa — Michael Avenatti, the self-styled provocateur taking on the president on behalf of porn actress Stormy Daniels, has a message for Iowa Democrats: His foray into presidential politics is no stunt. “I am seriously considering it, and I think a lot of it is going to hinge on what direction I think … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Stormy Daniels’ lawyer dabbles in Iowa, says it’s no stunt

IOWA | Fuel reaching Catfish Creek near Peosta appears limited

PEOSTA, IA – Cleanup of Monday’s diesel spill near Peosta will take weeks or months, but the amount of diesel fuel that reached Catfish Creek appears limited according to the DNR. “The large BP storage tank is now empty, and most of the diesel fuel was retained in an area around the tank.  BP has … Continue reading IOWA | Fuel reaching Catfish Creek near Peosta appears limited

DES MOINES, Iowa | Top 2020 Democrats missing in Iowa but working backchannel

DES MOINES, Iowa  — The Iowa State Fair opens this week, complete with its signature deep-fried Oreos and prize hog judging. Country star Reba McEntire will be on the grandstand, but another type of celebrity will be missing: marquee names eyeing the White House. The fair’s time-honored mix of late-summer family fun and high-wattage political … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Top 2020 Democrats missing in Iowa but working backchannel

Iowa News: Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for flooding, severe weather

DES MOINES, IA – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a letter Wednesday to be delivered to President Donald Trump requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 30 Iowa counties where significant damage was sustained from severe storms and flooding from June 6-July 2, 2018. The governor requested funding under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public … Continue reading Iowa News: Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for flooding, severe weather

Iowa News: Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds appoints Zachary Hindman as district court judge

DES MOINES, IA – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds Thursday announced her appointment of Zachary Hindman as a district court judge in Judicial Election District 3B. Hindman, of Sioux City, received his law degree from Drake University Law School and his undergraduate degree from Morningside College.  He currently practices law as a partner at Mayne, Hindman … Continue reading Iowa News: Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds appoints Zachary Hindman as district court judge

Iowa News: Council Bluffs, Iowa Man, Dale Volney Freeman, Sentenced to 120 Months in Prison for Possession of Methamphetamine

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – Yesterday, the Honorable Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger sentenced Dale Volney Freeman, 45, of Council Bluffs to 120 months in prison for possession of methamphetamine announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum.  Freeman was also ordered to serve seven years of supervised release following his imprisonment and pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund. … Continue reading Iowa News: Council Bluffs, Iowa Man, Dale Volney Freeman, Sentenced to 120 Months in Prison for Possession of Methamphetamine

DES MOINES, Iowa | Iowa woman promoted to nation’s lone all-male Supreme Court

DES MOINES, Iowa — Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday promoted a female district judge to the Supreme Court in Iowa, the only state where all of its current justices are men. Susan Christensen will be the first woman on Iowa’s high court in roughly eight years. The appointment doesn’t require confirmation by lawmakers for … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Iowa woman promoted to nation’s lone all-male Supreme Court