Inside Bernie’s Fight to Stay Close in Iowa

Bernie Sanders is losing ground in the polls and now is sidelined by health issues. He’s not worried about Iowa — but should he be?


A Guy Could Go to Prison for a Year for Splashing Some Water on Steve King

“Nearly everybody knows Steve King is a boob,” his friend wrote on a GoFundMe to help cover legal fees.


Democrats Are Finally Getting Serious About Beating Steve King

The party is backing former minor league pitcher and conservative Democrat J.D. Scholten to unseat the most racist member of Congress.


Elizabeth Warren Asked Native American Leaders for Forgiveness. Here's How That Went.

One year after a controversial DNA test, Sen. Elizabeth Warren gets forgiveness in Iowa.


Exclusive: Emails Show This Anti-Tobacco Crusader’s Close Relationship with JUUL

Tom Miller is Iowa's attorney general. He's also an adviser to JUUL, even as the company faces controversy and lawsuits.


People Are Hungry for Shroom Legalization, and the Money to Fund It Is Growing

A lobbying group called "SPORE." A "psychedelic caucus" in Congress that includes AOC. And lots of cash.


Body Found in Supermarket Identified as Employee Who Disappeared 10 Years Ago

"[The coolers were] so loud, there's probably no way anyone heard him."


Teen Finds Second Mastodon Fossil on Iowa Farm in 30 Years

The owners of the property want to keep their identities and location hidden for fear of fossil hunters.


Watch a Hungry Student Interrupt Kirsten Gillibrand to Get Ranch for Her Pizza

"Everyone was like, ‘What happened down there?’ and I was like, ‘I really don’t know, man. I got the ranch though.'"


Democrats Need a Candidate Who Will Talk Straight About the Planet's Future

The 2020 primary will be about Trump and healthcare, but Democrats will also need to confront environmental issues from clean water to climate change.


First Someone Murdered His Zebras, Then He Was Shot Too

Over the last year, five animals and one human have been shot at Hevans Safari in Iowa, but only the human survived.


How the Tragic Killing of Mollie Tibbetts Became a Right-Wing Talking Point

The death of an Iowa college student has made the immigration debate even uglier.