Vander Hart: Schools Going Online to Reopen Defy State Law, Not Reynolds

Shane Vander Hart: Iowa parents who find themselves in districts that decide to go entirely or mostly online to reopen should homeschool.

Reynolds Appoints Melissa Anderson-Seeber As District Court Judge

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced her appointment of Melissa Anderson-Seeber, 54, as a district court judge in Judicial District 1B.

Grassley, Whitehouse Offer Plan to Keep IP Thieves Out of the Country

Chuck Grassley: The Chinese Communist Party is now targeting researchers in an apparent effort to either hijack or disrupt the vaccine development process.

Pate Partners With Security Experts To Prepare Counties For 2020 Elections

Iowa’s county auditors and staff, IT administrators and emergency management coordinators will go through scenarios that could disrupt elections.

What Access to Private Health Information Should the State Auditor Have?

State Auditor Rob Sand requested access to Iowa Disease Surveillance System to audit the COVID-19 test reporting process, IDPH denied that initial request.

Senate Republicans Oppose Iowa Utilities Board’s Attempt to Expand Eminent Domain Authority

State Senator Zach Whiting: “My principal concern is the dramatic expansion of eminent domain authority the IUB appears to give itself.”

Caffeinated Thought of the Week: Democrats and Federal Use of Force

Brian Myers: For all their whining about Trump, Democrats are ordinarily much less reluctant to use force. Statism is in their party DNA.

Reynolds Administration Gives Criteria for Online Learning

Gov. Kim Reynolds’ administration said schools can go primarily online for 14 days if they have ten percent absenteeism or county has a positivity rate over 20 percent.

Lindsey Graham Stumps for Joni Ernst Remotely in Iowa’s U.S. Senate Race

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham joined U.S. Senator Joni Ernst for a conference call hosted by former Des Moines City Councilwoman Chris Hensley.

NFIB Endorses Ashley Hinson in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District Race

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) endorsed Ashley Hinson, the Republican nominee for Congress in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District.

National Group Hails Iowa’s Budgeting Practices

The Council of State Governments said Iowa is the most fiscally sound, most resilient state in the country when it comes to battling through COVID-19.

Naig, Farm Leaders Rally Behind Miller-Meeks

A coalition of 114 farm leaders chaired by Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced their support of Mariannette Miller-Meeks in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District race.

Schultz: The Principle of Preemption Protects Your Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Jason Schultz: State law preempts, or comes before, local regulations so cities and counties cannot be more strict than Iowa law in the area of firearms.

Barr Confronts House Democrats in Opening Statement

Attorney General William Barr testified before the House Judiciary Committee stating that President Donald Trump has not interfered with his decisions.