King Votes Against Himself

Facing calls for his resignation and a 2020 primary challenge from his fellow Republicans, Iowa Congressman Steve King voted for a resolution condemning white supremacy and white nationalism — a resolution “of disapproval” drafted in response to

Reynolds On Education

Governor Kim Reynolds noted a series of economic highlights in her Condition of the State speech, including the state budget surplus and Iowa’s record-low unemployment rate, but she said not everyone feels that success. Reynolds revealed her

Smith On Education

Democratic reaction to the Governor’s initiatives was mixed. State Representative Mark Smith says the Governor’s education funding doesn’t go far enough Today at the Statehouse, Chief Justice Mark Cady shares his Condition of the Judiciary update.

911 Dispute

The term enmity was used multiple times last night during a discussion at the Marshalltown City Council regarding who pays for what when it comes to the 911 communications center in the new Marshalltown Police and Fire


Have you ever considered being a Red Cross volunteer? Maybe even after the tornado roared through Marshalltown? You can be by Sunday. The American Red Cross will be holding a “Zero2Hero” training event Friday evening and Saturday

King Stripped Of Committee Positions

Republican leaders in the U.S. House unanimously voted to remove Iowa Congressman Steve King from House committees — a decision King immediately denounced.   King had been a member of the Agriculture and Small Business Committees as

Finkenauer In Marshalltown

Iowa’s First District Congresswoman spent part of her Sunday in Marshalltown, getting an update on the community’s recovery from the tornado. Abby Finkenauer stopped by the work in progress rebuilding Black Tire Bike Shop and also visited

2019 Session is Here

Three new Republican senators will be sworn into office as the 2019 Legislative Session begins. That means Republicans will occupy 32 of the 50 seats in the state senate. Republicans will hold 54 of the 100 seats

Monday Meetings

A plethora of procedures will be on the docket today as various boards do their meeting thing. The Poweshiek County Board of Supervisors will meet at 8:30 this morning; The Grundy County Board of Supervisors will meet

#1 Again

Iowa remains the country’s number-one ethanol producer. The state’s 43 ethanol plants hit a production record in 2018, surpassing the record reached in 2017. Cassidy Walter, spokeswoman for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association says difficulties in trading