Clay Masters

Clay Masters appears in the following:

As Democrats look elsewhere, Republicans are keeping Iowa first

Friday, December 09, 2022

The DNC has taken its first steps to make drastic changes to the primary calendar. But Republicans want to keep things exactly as they are and that means a lot of attention on Iowa.


A divided approach to primaries could be chaotic for voters

Thursday, December 08, 2022

As the DNC publicly debates the future of its presidential primary cycle, Republicans settle into the status quo, leading with the Iowa Caucuses.


Biden calls for a big shakeup in Democrats' presidential nominating calendar

Friday, December 02, 2022

Iowa has long been the first state to nominate Democrats to the White House, but President Biden wants to change that. He has proposed elevating South Carolina to the first spot.


The DNC may alter the 2024 presidential nominating calendar

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Iowa's caucuses are the first nominating contest in presidential politics. The red state is fighting to keep its place as the Democratic National Committee prioritizes diverse and competitive states.


Iowa voters will decide Sen. Chuck Grassley's fate in his closest race in 42 years

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Many Iowans cannot remember a time when Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley did not represent them in Washington. But as he seeks an eighth term, he faces his toughest race yet.


Even with Fed boost, wind power challenges remain

Monday, August 15, 2022

The wind energy industry faces new challenges over the infrastructure to transport that energy to more populated cities and local landowners who don't want the turbines cluttering up their landscapes.


Iowa's Finkenauer aims for a return to Congress, this time by toppling Sen. Grassley

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Former U.S. Rep. Abby Finkenauer is facing a tougher-than-expected Democratic U.S. Senate primary in a state that has become more of a GOP stronghold in the last decade.


These companies say their carbon pipelines would curb climate change. Farmers object

Friday, April 01, 2022

The carbon capture pipelines have been proposed through five Midwest states, but activists say proponents' claims of helping the ethanol industry and curbing climate change are wrong.


2 years after the debacle at the Iowa caucuses, Democrats eye changes to the calendar

Thursday, February 03, 2022

On Feb. 3, 2020, an app meant to streamline the process for Iowa Democrats' presidential contest failed. That added to longstanding criticisms of the caucuses and Iowa's place on the calendar.


Climate change is making it harder to provide clean drinking water in farm country

Saturday, November 20, 2021

The largest water utility in Iowa is sounding alarms that it won't be able to keep up with cleaning the water for more than 600,000 customers as extreme weather swings become more common.


Potential candidates always test political waters in Iowa. Trump's trip is different

Saturday, October 09, 2021

Former President Donald Trump, who is teasing another run, is holding a large rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Saturday night.


MLB's 'Field Of Dreams' Game Brings Baseball To Iowa

Thursday, August 12, 2021

The New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox are playing the first Major League Baseball game in Iowa on Thursday — in the small town of Dyersville, where the 1989 movie Field of Dreams was shot.


Iowa Plans Events To Attract Large Crowds Just Like Pre-Pandemic Occasions

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Public health experts in Iowa are concerned that officials might be moving too fast to reopen the state with big events since demand for COVID-19 vaccinations has weakened.


Trial Begins For Reporter Who Was Arrested Despite Identifying Herself As Media

Monday, March 08, 2021

The trial started Monday for the Des Moines Register reporter, Andrea Sahouri, who was arrested while covering a protest after George Floyd's death even though she identified herself as media.


Iowa Sees Pressure To Reopen Schools, But Safety Fears Persist

Friday, February 05, 2021

Iowa's governor is ordering K-12 schools offer students 100% in-person learning. But Iowa doesn't have a mask mandate, all teachers and staff aren't vaccinated and social distancing is a challenge.


Democrats Weigh Whether Iowa Should Stay 1st In Line For 2024 Election

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Iowa's decades-long lock on the nominating process has been under threat since last year's disastrous caucus, when results were delayed for days in part because of a faulty smartphone app.


Democratic National Committee Will Examine Future Of Iowa Caucuses

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Members of the DNC have their first meeting of the Biden era on Thursday. They will consider whether Iowa should keep its place at the front of the presidential nominating process.


Pandemic Promotes Unexpected Music Collaborations

Monday, January 04, 2021

The pandemic has affected many musicians' lives. While they've been forced off busy touring schedules and out of concert halls, some have completed projects for which they needed some extra time.


Iowa's Political Landscape Looks Different Than When Trump Last Visited

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

President Trump returns to Iowa on Wednesday — a state he won comfortably in 2016 but is suddenly competitive amid the coronavirus pandemic and a struggling farm sector.


'So Skeptical': As Election Nears, Iowa Senator Under Pressure For COVID-19 Remarks

Sunday, September 13, 2020

The race for Joni Ernst's seat could help determine control of the Senate. At a recent campaign event, the GOP lawmaker echoed a debunked conspiracy theory about the pandemic's death toll.