Iowa

Science

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.
Rob Dozier
5.16.19
transportation

Repairing All the ‘Structurally Deficient’ Bridges in the US Would Take More Than 80 Years

Every day roughly 178 million people in the US travel over bridges in need of “urgent” repair.
Rob Dozier
4.3.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

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.'"
River Donaghey
2.20.19
climate change

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.
Livia Gershon
2.15.19
Munchies

Man Builds Actual Bomb in Restaurant to Show We're All Too Cavalier About Bomb Threats

When no one called 911 to report his behavior, the man called the Des Moines Police Department on himself.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.18.19
unions

Inside the College Union Beef Exposing Liberal America's Elite Hypocrisy

"One of reasons I applied here was because of that commitment to social justice... it's really disheartening to see that that might have been a façade."
Alex Norcia
12.13.18
crime

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.
Mack Lamoureux
12.12.18
crime

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.
Eve Peyser
8.23.18
Baseball

HS Catcher Absolutely Rocked in Home Plate Collision

You don't usually see decleaters in high school baseball, but that's exactly what we got in the Iowa Class 2A state quarterfinals between Denver and Wilton.
Liam Daniel Pierce
7.25.18
House Party

Five 2018 Races Where Democrats Could Score Shocking Upsets

Taking a close look at fundraising figures shows some unexpectedly weak incumbents.
Robert Wheel
4.30.18
House Party

A Lot of Congressional Races Got Upended by Filing Deadlines

Dropouts, forged signatures, and a Republican who may have picked the wrong moment to retire.
Robert Wheel
3.26.18
House Party

Here Are the House Seats Where Democrats Could Be in Trouble

As the Democrats try to take back the House this year, they'll have to make sure they don't lose ground in these key races.
Robert Wheel
1.22.18
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