Two Events Puts Focus on Iowa State Capitol Monuments on Independence Day

One rally is planned to call for the removal of three monuments at the Iowa State Capitol on July 4 while another event is planned to appreciate them.

Listen: Governor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board Meeting on 7-2-20

The Economic Recovery Advisory Board that Gov. Kim Reynolds appointed met for a second time on Zoom to discuss the state’s economic growth post-COVID-19.

Grassley, Whitver Support Law Enforcement Action, Condemn Violence at State Capitol

Speaker Pat Grassley and Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver said they support law enforcement action that led to 17 arrests at the State Capitol after a protest turned violent.

Test Iowa Clinic Site to Open in Pottawattamie County

The new Test Iowa clinic site will be located at All Care Health Center, 902 South 6th St., in Council Bluffs and will open on July 6, 2020.

Listen: USCIRF Commissioner Confirms China’s Forced Sterilization of Uyghurs

Nury Turkel, USCIRF commissioner and chairman of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, says he’s not surprised by the AP report outlining forced abortions and sterilizations.

Heading Into July, COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Iowa Tick-Up Slightly

On the first day of July, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reports a slight increase in hospitalizations from COVID-19.

Feds Send $2 Million to Planned Parenthood in Iowa for Sex Education

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland will receive a three-year sex education grant totaling $2,053,383 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Ernst Campaign Says Footage Shows Greenfield Is Not Transparent or Accessible

Joni Ernst’s campaign released a video showing several instances of Theresa Greenfield or her campaign staffers attempt to exclude cameras at public events.

Iowa’s 24-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion Temporarily Blocked

District Court Judge Mitchell Turner granted a temporary injunction blocking Iowa’s 24-hour waiting period for abortions from taking effect on July 1.

Vander Hart: The Iowa Civil Rights Commission Seeks to Restrict Free Speech

The Iowa Civil Rights Commission says using the wrong name and pronouns for transgender persons could be considered “illegal harassment.”

Reynolds Signs 24-Hour Waiting Period for Abortions Into Law

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed HF 594, a bill requiring a 24-hour waiting period for abortions, into law that already faces a legal challenge by abortion advocates.

Hinson: Let’s Get Serious About Infrastructure

Ashley Hinson: “Let’s be absolutely clear: now is not the time for partisan posturing. It’s time to get serious, get moving and help get Americans back to work.”

Iowa GOP Releases 2020 State Convention Results

The Republican Party of Iowa announced the results from their State Convention originally scheduled for June 13, 2020, but was held by mail-in ballot.

Ernst Trails Greenfield at Start of General Election Campaign

U.S. Sen Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, starts her general election campaign trailing her Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield in three separate polls in early June.

Iowans for Tax Relief: Major Licensing Reforms Deliver Opportunity

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill that removes barriers to entering the workforce and makes Iowa more attractive to workers and businesses.

Listen: Governor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board

The Economic Recovery Advisory Board that Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds recently announced met for the first time on using Zoom.