Clay Masters appears in the following:
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The hyperfocus on Iowa as the first presidential nominating contest has meant more money — and sometimes leaving allegiances behind — for consultants, who can make up to $10,000 a month.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Among heating lamps and sneeze guards, you could just meet the next president. Candidates love the chain because it's ubiquitous and cheap.
Thursday, August 06, 2015
The way one fifth of Iowa's residents get health care is about to change. The governor is putting Medicaid in the hands of private insurance companies, and 11 firms are vying for that business.
Sunday, June 07, 2015
Omaha built its musical reputation on acts like Bright Eyes and its label Saddle Creek Records. While some of its biggest names have moved to New York City and Chicago, a community still flourishes.
Sunday, June 07, 2015
Iowa's freshman Sen. Joni Ernst hosted a herd of potential Republican presidential candidates for her first-ever Roast and Ride event, asserting herself as a force in presidential politics.
Saturday, June 06, 2015
Each political season, Iowa attracts candidates and the hoardes of staff and media that follow them. But some wish campaigns would broaden their scope.
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
The state's largest water utility is suing county boards for polluting rivers the city uses for drinking water.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Obamacare provided billions in seed money to help establish insurance companies called co-ops. One of the biggest has now gone under, and its state overseer is telling clients to switch carriers.
Saturday, December 27, 2014
As a child, Brown had to connect with her folk singer dad, Greg Brown, from a distance. Now, as adults and peers, their musical lives are intertwined.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
National Park Service officials approved $3 million in illegal construction projects over a decade that damaged one of the nation's most sacred Indian burial sites in northeast Iowa.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Business is booming in North Dakota's Bakken Shale oilfields. Companies are working on pipeline proposals. One calls for a pipeline to be built from Iowa's northwest corner to its southeast corner.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Molina's songs turned a tiny Midwest indie label into an industry mainstay and influenced scores of musicians — facts borne in two new releases around the anniversary of his death.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Guitarist and songwriter David Dondero has been touring the world and putting out records for nearly two decades. He's a favorite among critics and other musicians, but he's barely making a living — and he seems fine with that.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Just as e-books have begun working their way into libraries, librarians are grappling with how to embrace digital music. At the Iowa City Public Library, an unusual licensing arrangement with local artists is having some success.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
After years spent working as a Nashville sideman, the 33-year-old guitarist is making his name as an instrumental soloist. While his songs lack lyrics, they're not short on backstory.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Iowa's Republican Governor Terry Branstad is pushing to make Iowa the healthiest state. Under the Affordable Care Act, states are deciding whether to expand Medicaid and that's created an opportunity for compromise in Iowa.