Democratic caucus-goers at the University of Northern Iowa's Maucker Union form viable groups for delegates the night of Feb. 1, 2016.

Big Crowds, Some Delays And Winners and Losers in Iowa’s Caucuses

Ted Cruz pulled out a win but but Donald Trump and Marco Rubio could claim wins, too, for Republicans while Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton were virtually tied in the Iowa presidential precinct caucuses marked by huge turnouts Monday night.

Iowa Supreme Court building in Des Moines.

Iowa’s Judicial Branch Flunks Transparency Survey Despite Landmark Reports Availability

Iowa’s Judicial Branch flunked a recent transparency and accountability study because of barriers to public access to information, a lack of legal requirements for judicial evaluations and issues surrounding potential conflicts of interest. They include limited access judicial officers’ asset disclosures and a lack of restrictions on judges returning to the private sector after the bench.

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Iowa Draws A Lowly D+ In New Government Transparency Report

The fact that state authorities sought to obstruct disclosure of a police shooting in Burlington explains, in part, why Iowa received an overall grade of D+ in a 2015 State Integrity Investigation conducted by the Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity.