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State buildings in Iowa should follow the President's directive. All Iowans are also encouraged to fly their flags at half-staff.
Government, Opinion, Police & Fire
A Mason City man faces assault charges after he allegedly walked up to four prosecutors, asked for one by name and then reportedly struck him. The case has prompted a call for tougher laws in such incidents.
Government, Opinion, Going Green
One West Des Moines resident called his neighbor's front-yard corn plot an "eyesore," but eventually withdrew his complaint. Should Iowans care where their neighbors choose to grow their own produce?
Iowa voters launched Barack Obama's first White House bid with a win in the 2007 caucuses. The president wrapped up his cross-country campaigning in Des Moines with First Lady Michelle Obama and The Boss, Bruce Springsteen.
Early voting helped President Barack Obama in the 2008 election and Democrats are turning out in full force again this year.
Check out a recap of our discussion with including Patch editors and Iowans from both sides of the political divide following the second presidential debate between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.
Join in with the discussion with our editors and your neighbors from both sides of the political divide as Paul Ryan debates Joe Biden tonight.
The candidate for Vice President visited Des Moines Monday afternoon; VP Biden also in Burlington.
In a landmark ruling last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Affordable Care Act constitutional in a 5-4 vote, giving President Barack Obama a political victory and maintaining health-care coverage for thousands of Iowans.
In his first visit to the battleground state since the January caucuses, the presumptive GOP nominee tells Iowans a "prairiefire of debt is sweeping across … the nation."
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