Lisa Heddens, a long-serving Iowa representative who represented Campustown and the Iowa State campus in the state legislature, has been appointed to fill the vacancy on the Story County Board of Supervisors.

After spending the afternoon in Council Bluffs, at 5 p.m. President Donald Trump will be in West Des Moines for the Republican Party of Iowa’s “America First” dinner, where protestors will greet him, to “call out his climate denial.”

The Capital City Pride Fest Parade provided an opportunity for corporations, political aspirants, religious congregations and organizations of all kinds to march and show their support for, or pride in being a part of the queer community Sunday in Des Moines.

Eddie Mauro is the second candidate to announce they are running for the Democratic party nomination for U.S. Senate to take on incumbent Republican Sen. Joni Ernst in the November 2020 election, having declared his bid May 20.

A new intersection of sports and money is coming to Iowa. Legislation that would legalize sports betting across the state has been approved by the Iowa Legislature and was signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday.

The Board of Regents, the overseer of all three large Iowa public universities and two special preschool and K-12 schools, hosted a meeting Thursday where they discussed the addition of a new masters degree, faculty tenure reports and the state audit, and awarded Robert Easter with an honorary Doctor of Science Degree.

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