appears in the following:

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

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.

Comment

Good Girl! These Dogs Are Helping Save Habitats By Finding Rare Turtles

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Iowa researchers have implemented an innovative method to help conserve a species that once thrived on the state's prairies — the ornate box turtle.

Comment

Presidential Hopefuls Line Up To Back Candidates For Iowa Special Election

Saturday, March 16, 2019

A special election for state Senate in Iowa is drawing the attention of a number of presidential candidates, all eager to meet voters in the influential early-voting state.

Comment

Undocumented Immigrant Charged With Murder In Case Of Missing Iowa Student

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The body of Mollie Tibbetts, an Iowa college student who went missing on July 18, was found earlier this week. Police have charged Cristhian Rivera, an undocumented immigrant, with first degree murder in this case.

Comment

Man Charged After Leading Investigators To Body Believed To Be Missing Iowa Woman

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Cristhian Bahena Rivera has been charged with first-degree murder. Authorities have not yet confirmed the identity of the remains.

Comment