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.

In its April meeting, the Board of Regents plans to discuss various points such as the annual faculty tenure report and state audit reports. The Board of Regents will also review the initiative by Iowa State to award an honorary Doctor of Science degree to Robert Easter.

The term “unborn person,” came one step closer to being added to Iowa’s legislative lexicon as the “fetal homicide” bill passed the Iowa Senate Tuesday and was received by the House on Thursday.

For years now, the debate on whether or not to legalize marijuana has spread all across the nation and taken many forms. Today, the most prominent arguments are those for medicinal purposes. As research grows, more and more states begin to look at the potential gain from medicinal marijuana use, with Iowa being up on the slate next.

Congressman Steve King has represented different Iowa congressional districts since 2002. He prides his political career on several accomplishments, including fighting against pro-choice abortion laws and making English the official language of Iowa.

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