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Release of details on 139 unaccompanied, undocumented minors in Iowa exposes them to risk, Senator says.
  • Candidates turn off TVs, turn up attacks
    Tired of the television takeover, the incessant negative noise of politics? So are both U.S. Senate candidates, Republican Joni Ernst and Democrat Bruce Braley. 
  • Iowa values in D.C.
    Matt Meiners grew up on a family farm in Templeton.

    But with an uncle in politics - Gene Meiners, chairman of the Carroll County Board of Supervisors - as well as a strong interest in current events and a desire to make a difference, Meiners set his sight on politics. 
  • ‘It takes a lot of guts to run’
    On a recent campaign stop in Templeton, Don Kanne, a candidate for the Carroll County Board of Supervisors, thought a constituent was waving him inside. He opened her storm door, and out flew her cat. 
  • Muhlbauer, Best face off at candidate forum
    There’s a distinct difference between State Rep. Dan Muhlbauer and his opponent Brian Best, the Democratic incumbent for the Iowa House’s 12th District seat asserted during a candidate forum Wednesday evening. The 12th District includes Carroll and Audubon counties and eastern Crawford County. 
  • Auditor candidate: If you trust, verify
    Former Des Moines School Board president Jon Neiderbach is a numbers guy. 
  • King: ‘I’ve stayed true to my values’
    U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, said his belief system is a direct product of the largely rural — and sweeping 32-county congressional district — he is seeking re-election Nov. 4 to represent for another two years. 
  • In friendly forum, county candidates pitch Carroll Rotary
    Jared Waddle, a 23-year-old Coon Rapids insurance agent running for Carroll County supervisor, said he’ll bring a youthful perspective to local leadership. 
  • Appel, Young split on how America should fight
    Staci Appel says the United States should “always” fight foreign conflicts and terror with friends standing by the nation’s side. David Young says the country may be forced to throw some overseas punches alone, that the nation has to lead. 
  • Brian Best: Government too intrusive
    Brian Best says his driving philosophy is a belief that government is too intrusive in the lives of Iowans. 
  • Republicans nominate Manning's Opperman for county recorder
    The delegates to the Carroll County Republican Convention Thursday night nominated Darci Opperman of Manning to run for county recorder. 
  • Increasing voter access in Iowa is largely an effort to empower rural, older and disabled voters, people for whom a drive to the courthouse or a polling place isn’t a routine errand, says Brad Anderson, the Democratic candidate for Iowa Secretary of State. 
  • Two Iowans, two views of the world
    In a race that has Iowans sharply divided — and could decide the partisan balance of the U.S. Senate for the next two years — Joni Ernst and Bruce Braley Sunday offered opposing worldviews that rarely touched the other’s orbit — as they differed on abortion rights, immigration, health care, the minimum wage and federal tax policy. 
  • Two wheels, one big long shot

    He has a bicycle and cause. But can he get any votes? Or even any attention in his independent bid for the U.S. Senate?

  • Harkin bill designates Dunbar Slough a National Wildlife Refuge
    State and federal lands largely in western Greene County would be designated a National Wildlife Refuge — bringing federal support and the potential of voluntary expansion into adjacent property — under legislation introduced last Thursday by U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa. 
  • Mowrer: Personal farm tragedy showed Social Security’s value

    When Jim Mowrer, born and raised on a farm in Boone County, southwest of Ogden, was 7 years old, his father, David, died in a farming accident at age 43.

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