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  • Leopold cuts worry Ag people

    by - Apr 27, 2017
    By Molly Hunter | molly-hunter@uiowa.edu State budget cuts to agriculture research may jeopardize Iowa’s sustainable future. The Iowa Legislature recently approved a budget proposal that jeopardizes the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University....
  • Opinions divided on Trump so far

    by - Apr 26, 2017
    By Anna Kayser and Madeleine Neal daily-iowan@uiowa.edu With two days left until President Donald Trump’s 100-day mark, division along party lines remain evident as Republican members of Iowa’s congressional delegation focused on the potential of Trump’s...
  • Trump’s Ag cuts worry many

    by - Apr 25, 2017
    The $4.7 billion cut to the U.S. Agriculture Department included in President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal could jeopardize the agriculture support and data-gathering services on which Iowa’s farmers and agriculture researchers depend. “Agricultural support is waning,”...
  • Senate confirms Perdue as Ag head

    by - Apr 24, 2017
    By Madeleine Neal | madeleine-neal@uiowa.edu   Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue was confirmed as secretary of the U.S. Agriculture Department in a strong bipartisan vote of 87-11 on Monday. Perdue, 70, who was nominated by President...
  • 20-week abortion bill sparks concerns

    by - Apr 20, 2017
    By Maria Curi, Molly Hunter, and Anna Kayser | daily-iowan@uiowa.edu As of Tuesday’s 30-20 vote in the Iowa Legislature, women in Iowa will not be able to have an abortion after 20 weeks; while some believe...
  • Lawmakers OK 20-week abortion bill

    by - Apr 18, 2017
    By Madeleine Neal | madeleine-neal@uiowa.edu Following 17 other states, Gov. Terry Branstad is expected to sign a bill that passed the Iowa Senate on Tuesday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. The 30 votes in...
  • Strong support for Leopold erupts

    by - Apr 18, 2017
    By Molly Hunter | molly-hunter@uiowa.edu Members of Iowa’s agriculture community showed their support for agricultural service centers at a public hearing on proposed cuts to the state’s agricultural budget held at the Capitol on Monday. Many...
  • UI ahead of the sex-assault curve

    by - Apr 17, 2017
    By Molly Hunter | molly-hunter@uiowa.edu Recent federal campus-safety moves would have little effect on the University of Iowa’s policies, because many proposed changes are already in place. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, recently announced his involvement in...
  • Iowa senators switch on Syrian strike

    by - Apr 12, 2017
    By Anna Kayser anna-kayser@uiowa.com On April 8, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, tweeted in support of President Trump’s strike on a Syrian airbase in response to Syria President Bashar al-Assad’s domestic chemical attack, but in September 2013,...
  • Supreme Court debate roils along

    by - Apr 11, 2017
    By Maria Curi | maria-curi@uiowa.edu After contentious debate over Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination, Senate Republicans resorted to changing the longstanding rules of the chamber — the number of votes needed to confirm a high-court...