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Public health experts raise the alarm in South Florida over a measles outbreak

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Florida is counting more cases of measles as the state's surgeon general defies federal guidelines and declines to urge people to vaccinate their children.


More than 20,000 new migrant students have enrolled in Miami-Dade County schools

Friday, June 02, 2023

Miami public schools are experiencing significant growth as a historic number of students from other countries have moved into the district. Schools that were under capacity are now filling up.


During Miami's poetry month, a poet shares her story through 5 lines on a billboard

Thursday, April 20, 2023

In Miami, poems are popping up on sidewalks, in photo booths and even on a billboard. It's part of a campaign to ensure every person in Miami encounters a poem during the month of April.


Floods in Florida this week pushed hundreds of people into shelters

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Hundreds of people in South Florida are in shelters after historic flooding this week. They worry about their homes and the messy clean-up ahead.


A Florida professor says his contract was terminated for teaching about racial justice

Saturday, March 18, 2023

A longtime English professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University says his "decision to teach and speak about racial justice" led to a parent complaining and the university terminating his contract.


Students at 6 Florida universities protest the sharing of trans students' health data

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Students at six universities and colleges in Florida staged a walkout on Thursday. They're protesting a move by state officials to share healthcare information about transgender students.


The Long Process To Replace Iowa's Trees That Were Down By A Derecho

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

A year ago, a powerful derecho in Iowa downed tens-of-thousands of trees in a matter of minutes. Residents are trying to reforest their communities in a more resilient and equitable way.


Election Day Update From Iowa

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

NPR looks at voting in Iowa on Election Day 2020, where final polls have showed President Trump and Joe Biden in a close heat. Absentee voting in the state has seen large numbers.


Polling Places Are Closing Due To COVID-19. It Could Tip Races In 1 Swing State

Thursday, October 29, 2020

As many as 30% of Iowa voters could be affected by polling place closures, according to a new analysis by NPR, the Center for Public Integrity and Stateline.


How Sen. Ernst's Handling Of Amy Coney Barrett's Nomination May Affect Her Reelection

Monday, October 12, 2020

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, is considered one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the Senate. Her path to reelection is complicated by her past statements about how she'd handle a Supreme Court vacancy.


Iowa's Burmese Community Devastated By COVID-19

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Iowa's tight-knit Burmese community is inundated by the coronavirus. Many work at meatpacking plants and estimates are as high as 70% being infected, with entire families struggling to cope.


Meatpacking Workers Are Struggling To Protect Themselves During The Pandemic

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Meatpacking workers are scared to work as the coronavirus ravages plants. Many of them are immigrants or refugees, and language and cultural barriers make protecting themselves more challenging.


Iowa Meat Plants Struggle to Remain Open

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

As the number of meatpacking workers with COVID-19 rises, Iowa plants struggle with remaining open amid political pressure. Food supply interruption versus worker safety is one of the tradeoffs.


Genealogy Websites Help To Solve Crimes, Raise Questions About Ethics

Friday, March 06, 2020

An Iowa man has been found guilty of a 40-year-old murder after he was tracked down through a family genealogy website. Many privacy concerns have been raised, and politicians are weighing in.


Iowa Democrats Work To Lower Barriers To Caucus Participation

Sunday, February 02, 2020

The Iowa caucuses are criticized for excluding people who work nights, are out of town or don't speak English well. This year, Democrats are setting up satellite caucuses to make them more accessible.


Record Turnout Expected To Strain Iowa Caucus Sites

Saturday, February 01, 2020

Democrats are expecting record turnout for this year's Iowa caucuses. While it's a sign of how motivated party faithful are, it also presents a logistical challenge for caucus organizers.


Iowa Democrats Will Use A Smartphone App At Caucuses, Despite Cybersecurity Concerns

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Iowa's Democratic Party plans to use a smartphone app in its upcoming caucuses. Despite warnings about cybersecurity since 2016, party bosses are sanguine.


Despite Election Security Fears, Iowa Caucuses Will Use New Smartphone App

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Iowa Democratic Party confirmed to Iowa Public Radio and NPR that it plans to use an Internet-based app to transmit results, but it declined to provide any more specifics or security details.


Democrats' Big Day In Iowa

Friday, November 01, 2019

Democratic presidential candidates are attending a major party celebration in Iowa, which was the setting that helped launch Barack Obama on his way to the White House 12 years ago.


Democratic Voters In Iowa React To First Night Of Presidential Debate

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Democratic voters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, react to the first night of the presidential debate.