Clay Masters

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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.


You Haven't Heard The Last Of Iowa This Election Cycle

Sunday, July 12, 2020

After disastrous Democratic caucuses earlier this year, both Republicans and Democrats are giving the state a lot of attention and money in the run-up to November.


Rep. Steve King Fights For His Seat As GOP Works To Push Him Out

Sunday, May 31, 2020

King has a history of making offensive and racist comments. Now, some Republicans are worried that his district could be in jeopardy of getting picked up by Democrats.


Controversial Iowa Congressman Faces Stiff Primary Challenge

Friday, May 29, 2020

U.S. Rep. Steve King, who's made racist remarks, next week faces a tight primary. His GOP challengers are focused on whether he can be effective now that he's lost his committee assignments.


Stuck At Home, Damien Jurado Says He's Written 3 New Albums

Friday, May 22, 2020

A songwriter beloved by songwriters, Jurado just released a new album called What's New, Tomboy? on May 1. Holed up at home in Washington state, he's furiously writing three more.


Utilities Aim To Keep Specially Trained Employees Healthy And Working

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Some municipal water utilities are taking emergency measures to sequester some employees to assure that they can keep the water flowing as the coronavirus spreads.


Results Of Iowa Caucuses Are Delayed Due To 'Reporting Issue'

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Iowans are waking up to a surprise turn in their first-of-the-nation vote: no results. Technical issues and inconsistencies have kept Democratic Party officials from reporting their results.