Iowa Soybean Farmers Could Become the Face of a Trade War With China

Already hit by falling agricultural commodity prices, retaliatory tariffs would effectively kick producers while they’re down.

Iowa Can Breathe a Sigh of Relief This Spring. At Least for Now.

A University of Iowa study examines just how frequent flooding is in some parts of the state.

Cage-Free-Egg Laws Spur Cage Match Between States

When California and Massachusetts enacted laws requiring that eggs produced and sold there be raised cage-free, 13 states including some of the nation’s largest egg producers sued.

China Cares a Whole Lot About Pigs in Iowa

“Like it or not, Iowans’ fates are inextricably linked with those of Chinese buyers.”

U.S. Farmers Are 'Collateral Damage' in Trump's China Trade Dispute

States that produce some of these agricultural commodities are pawns in the president's tit-for-tat with Beijing.

Iowa’s Costly Tunnels Cause Ongoing Headache for State

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Some want Detroit to exclude a recalcitrant suburban neighbor; Bay Area cities gearing up for autonomous vehicles; New Jersey praised for bail system overhaul; souring tribal relations in an Oklahoma county.

Small Town Mayor Impeached, Kicked Out of Office, Then Reinstated and Reelected

It was a classic local political power struggle, in miniature perhaps, but still bruising.

Iowa Treasurer Wants Senate ‘Scoundrels’ to Pay $2.2M Sexual Harassment Settlement

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP: N.J. township nixes Jewish religious boundary; ACLU balks at Maine governor's Facebook use; remembering Talkeetna, Alaska's cat 'mayor'

Iowa City, Va. Beach and Tulsa Among Cloud Innovation Challenge Winners

Amazon Web Services’ “City on a Cloud” competition recognized 15 U.S.-based innovators among 19 awardees.

Losing Planned Parenthood

In Iowa, Republicans say women can go elsewhere for family-planning care. But are health-care facilities actually prepared to fill the gap?

Police Officers in Iowa Decry GOP Plan; Austin Mayor’s Open Letter on ICE’s ‘Secretive Raids’

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Florida’s Everglades are at an environmental “tipping point”; snowplow driver shortage in Maine; and Oklahoma governor’s sales tax expansion.

Iowa Gov. Supports State Preemption on Minimum Wage; Can Syracuse Block City-County Merger Plan?

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Winning and losing municipalities in Conn.; Pa. State Capitol vandalized; and Wash. state assesses data-sharing vulnerabilities.

A Cautionary Case Study for Governors Looking to Defund Planned Parenthood

What are state governments doing to prevent a repeat of a public health crisis like the one that’s hobbled Scott County, Indiana?

Iowa Gov. Details $110 Million in Budget Cuts; Hope vs. Reality in Olympia

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: More state legislative updates; L.A. legal settlements strain city finances; and Denver police horse euthanized after neglect.

Iowa Gov. Up for Raising Minimum Wage; Wyoming's Record-Low Local Revenue Capacity

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Expanding Baltimore's Howard Street Tunnel; a Michigan county bribery scandal; Dakota Access Pipeline arrests questioned.

Navigator Award Finalist: Jason Kemp and Team, Home Base Iowa

Helping military veterans and families advance their careers through government collaboration, while also shrinking the Hawkeye State’s skills gap.