Republicans ready to take Statehouse control with an agendaWhen the Iowa Legislature gavels into session in January, Republicans will make up the majority in both the House and Senate. We talk with the Senate Majority Leader and the Speaker of the House to learn their plans. Listen to the program at this link. Learn more about the IowaWatch Connection and our previous programs at this link.
When the Iowa Legislature gavels into session in January, Republicans will make up the majority in both the House and Senate. We talk with the Senate Majority Leader and the Speaker of the House to learn their plans in this IowaWatch Connection report and visit with Democrats the following week.
Arlo Everling, a guest at the Saylor Hotel in Harlan, Iowa, staggered from his second floor room at 1:30 a.m. on February 21, 1949. Nearly overcome with smoke, he raised the alarm. Twenty other guests were routed from their beds as smoke filled the rooms.
Iowa History, a weekly column, appears at IowaWatch on Saturdays. Cheryl Mullenbach is a former history teacher, newspaper editor, and public television project manager.
Officer Down! The call went out to law officers throughout northeast Iowa. Vigilantes were called out. Everyone was on the lookout for two young men who had shot and killed the Dyersville town marshal on Saturday, March 15, 1930.
ByThomas Nelson and Brittany Robb, with Jeff Stein |
In-depth reporting on health and government topics requires a large investment of resources and time by journalists. We talk with three Iowa journalists about work they did behind the scenes for important stories.
A Kansas newspaper ran a lengthy story about the disastrous experiences of train passengers entrusting their bags to railroad baggage handlers in the late 1800s. Iowa History, a weekly column, appears at IowaWatch on Saturdays. Cheryl Mullenbach is a former history teacher, newspaper editor, and public television project manager. She is the author of four non-fiction books for young people. Double Victory was featured on C-SPAN’s “Book TV” and The Industrial Revolution for Kids was selected for “Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People.” Her most recent book, Women in Blue traces the evolution of women in policing.
owa voters have spoken, and loudly. Beyond the high-profile presidential election, though, they shifted the balance of power inside the state, too. What will the change in control of the Iowa Senate mean for public policy in Iowa?
When a passenger train crashed near Knoxville, Iowa, on Monday, May 24, 1909, J.M. Harrison, a detective with the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, was baffled. Some clues led him to believe it was caused by a band of robbers who intended to steal valuables from passengers. Yet no robbery had taken place. It was an unsolved mystery for several days. But by Thursday Harrison and Knoxville’s deputy sheriff had two little rascals in custody.
As military veterans leave their positions in the armed forces, some face daunting reality of homelessness, a summer IowaWatch report revealed. We take you into the reporter’s notebook for this podcast interview with the project’s author, Thomas Nelson.