Black Lives Matter protesters face rare leak charge in Iowa

Prosecutors in Iowa have filed a rarely used leak charge against a Black Lives Matter protester accused of stealing a confidential police document and another who allegedly displayed it during a TV news broadcast By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press July 7, 2020, 8:00 PM 3 min read IOWA CITY, Iowa — Prosecutors in Iowa […]

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Commentary: Minor League Baseball’s canceled 2020 season is yet another cruel blow

A cyclist rides past Principal Park, home to the Triple-A Iowa Cubs in Des Moines, Iowa. | Charlie Neibergall/AP “We are in dire straits,” Minor League Baseball CEO Pat O’Conner said. For all the sacrifices and deferred dreams the novel coronavirus forced upon the sports world, many are paired with some solace, knowing that there […]

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Joni Ernst and Donald Trump Could Both Be in Trouble in Iowa

Iowa was not on anyone’s bingo card of 2020 battlegrounds. Donald J. Trump carried the state by nine percentage points in 2016, and a year ago prominent Democrats in the state passed up the chance to challenge Senator Joni Ernst, a popular Republican seeking re-election. But with the political ground shifting precariously under Mr. Trump […]

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Commentary: The world should know Iowa State’s Jack Trice, the only Black man with his name on a major-college stadium

Iowa State’s Jack Trice Stadium is the only major-college football stadium named for a Black man. | Matthew Putney/AP Trice died after playing his second game for the Cyclones in 1923. Absorb these words from Iowa State starting defensive back Greg Eisworth. “It’s an amazing honor to know that every time I step on that […]

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Trump Farm Bailouts Raise Risks of Reprisals From Trade Partners

© Bloomberg. Storage silos stand on a hog farm near Le Mars, Iowa, U.S., on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Wholesale pork prices have increased 51 percent, the USDA reported. Surging wholesale meat prices are starting to push up prices at grocery stores, while the risk of shortages is growing at a time that shoppers continue […]

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Iowa Governor Will Restore Voting Rights to Paroled Felons

Gov. Kim Reynolds of Iowa said Tuesday that she would issue an executive order to restore voting rights to paroled felons, ending Iowa’s distinction as the last state in the country to strip all former felons of voting rights for life. As protests over police violence erupted across Iowa in recent weeks, as they have […]

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How’s the Economy Doing? Watch the Dentists

ImageInstalling a crown at a dental office in Vinton, Iowa, last month. In many places, dentists have gone back to work.Credit…Andy Abeyta/The Gazette, via Associated Press If not for coronavirus, you’d expect your local dentist office to be doing just fine. Dentist offices tend to be stable businesses that stick around for decades, unlike restaurants […]

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After speaking out for social justice, Bears put words into action

Bears guard James Daniels’ Tweets led to Iowa suspending its strength coach. | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images The Bears have spent time in their meetings trying to find ways to channel their energy into change. Spent the day yesterday healing. Listening to kids all around the city of Chicago and learning how we can […]

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GOP lawmaker who made past racist remarks loses primary, CNN projects

Nine-term Congressman Steve King of Iowa will lose his Republican primary race to state Sen. Randy Feenstra, CNN projected, after King’s racist comments led to his ostracization in Washington and Feenstra mobilized conservative Republicans to his insurgent campaign. The primary fight was an undeniable referendum on King — not on his conservatism, but on his […]

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Controversial Rep. Steve King loses Iowa GOP primary battle

Rep. Steve King, the controversial nine-term Republican congressman from Iowa, lost a heavily contested primary race on Tuesday night to a well-funded state Sen. Randy Feenstra. King’s loss in Iowa’s Republican primary contest marks the beginning of the end for the provocative lawmaker who for years had been a conservative lightning rod in Washington for his […]

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Steve King, House Republican With a History of Racist Remarks, Loses Primary

Representative Steve King of Iowa, the nine-term Republican with a history of racist comments who only recently became a party pariah, lost his bid for renomination early Wednesday, one of the biggest defeats of the 2020 primary season in any state. In a five-way primary, Mr. King was defeated by Randy Feenstra, a state senator, […]

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China buys U.S. soybeans after halt to U.S. purchases ordered: sources

3/3 © Reuters. Soybeans grow in a flooded field near Adel, Iowa 2/3 By Karl Plume, Hallie Gu and Keith Zhai CHICAGO/BEIJING/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – State-owned Chinese firms bought at least three cargoes of U.S. soybeans on Monday, even as sources in China said the government had told them to halt purchases after Washington said it […]

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China tells state firms to halt purchases of major U.S. farm products: sources

3/3 © Reuters. Soybeans grow in a flooded field near Adel, Iowa 2/3 By Hallie Gu, Keith Zhai and Jing Xu BEIJING/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – China has told state-owned firms to halt purchases of soybeans and pork from the United States, two people familiar with the matter said, after Washington said it would eliminate special treatment […]

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If they build it, will they come?

The Field of Dreams game site near Dyersville, Iowa, under contraction. (Photo courtesy MLB). In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and uncertainty about the season, the White Sox-Yankees “Field of Dreams” game is still on. Pandemic or not, the White Sox and Yankees are still scheduled to play the “Field of Dreams” game in […]

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Tyson Foods to close Iowa pork plant amid coronavirus outbreak

Tyson Foods plans to temporarily close an Iowa pork plant where nearly a quarter of the workers have caught the novel coronavirus. The meat-processing giant announced the move Thursday after Iowa officials said 555 of the Storm Lake facility’s 2,517 employees had tested positive for the potentially deadly virus. That’s about 22 percent of the […]

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Read: Documents listing names of Obama-era officials who sought to ‘unmask’ Michael Flynn

GOP Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa released documents on Wednesday listing the declassified names of Obama-era officials who sought to “unmask” former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Read the documents here. APP USERS CLICK HERE

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Video shows participants removing masks ahead of Pence event

Participants at a food supply roundtable convened by Vice President Mike Pence in Iowa on May 8 removed their face masks before Pence arrived, according to video from the event posted online. The session at the West Des Moines headquarters of Hy-Vee grocery stores came hours after Pence’s press secretary tested positive for coronavirus, delaying […]

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Military member near Trump tests positive

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds in the Oval Office at the White House as he continues to promote re-opening business during the coronavirus pandemic May 06, 2020 in Washington, DC. Reynolds lifted some restrictions May 1 in 77 of her state’s counties, allowing gyms, restaurants and retail stores to reopen […]

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Tristan Wirfs on being drafted to the Buccaneers and playing with Tom Brady | SportsCenter

Former Iowa Hawkeyes OL Tristan Wirfs joins SportsCenter on "Feel Good Friday" and discusses the special moment he shared with his mother after being drafted to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2020 NFL Draft and shares his excitement about having the opportunity to play with QB Tom Brady. #SportsCenter #NFL ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ […]

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Tyson Foods shutting largest pork plant over coronavirus outbreak

Tyson Foods suspended operations Wednesday at an Iowa plant that is critical to the nation’s pork supply but had been devastated by a growing coronavirus outbreak. The company said that the indefinite closure of the Waterloo, Iowa, pork plant would deny a vital market to hog farmers and further disrupt the nation’s meat supply. Tyson […]

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Tyson Foods closing large pork plant in Iowa after outbreak

Tyson Foods announced that it is suspending operations indefinitely at a large Iowa pork processing plant linked to a growing coronavirus outbreak By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press April 22, 2020, 1:37 PM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article IOWA CITY, Iowa — Tyson Foods announced Wednesday that […]

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