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Weekly News Roundup: Grassley Vows No SCOTUS Hearings, Contractor Sues Egyptian Fertilizer Company

Grassley indicates he won't even hold hearings for Scalia's replacement: As Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, Chuck Grassley holds a powerful position over the fate...

Water Issues Inspired University of Iowa Dance Program

Water — how it moves, its environmental and health impacts and its cultural significance — inspired upcoming performances by the University of Iowa Dancers...

ISU Asks for Delay in Enforcing Marijuana Trademark Ruling

Iowa State University administrators have requested that a federal court stay a ruling last month determining that they violated a student group's free-speech rights...

IUB Chair: Bakken Pipeline Decision Coming in March

The Iowa Utilities Board plans to make a final decision on whether to approve Dakota Access LLC's petition for a hazardous liquid pipeline permit...

Weekly News Roundup: Cannabis Bill Advances as Funnel Deadline Kills Others, IUB Reconvenes on...

A look at some of the headlines over the past week, on the day of the Iowa Legislature's first funnel deadline for legislation to...

Quirmbach’s 21+ Smoking Bill Dies

A bill (SF 2016) introduced by Ames' Democratic state Sen. Herman Quirmbach that would have raised the smoking age in Iowa to 21 has...

Weekly News Roundup: Grassley Joins Calls to Delay Scalia Successor, Dems Seek to Halt...

A (belated) roundup of the stuff making headlines over the past week or so: Grassley joins GOP calls to delay nomination of Scalia's successor: News...

Bakken Pipeline Decision May Not Come Until March [Updated]

Update, 2/11: The Iowa Utilities Board has decided against making a decision today on Dakota Access LLC's pipeline permit petition. Instead, the board scheduled a...

Weekly News Roundup: Dem Caucus Fallout, Chelgren’s Pander, Bakken Pipeline Decision Nears

Controversy Persists over Results of Democratic Caucuses: On Thursday, the Des Moines Register, in a strongly worded editorial titled "Something smells in the Democratic...

Caucus Postscript: The Disenfranchised

As I drove to Donald Trump's victory party that wasn't to be Monday in West Des Moines, I listened to a public radio program...