Iowa

Afghanistan

Iowa working on program to take refugees from Afghanistan

Photo: U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, left, and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds work the grill at the Iowa Pork Producers booth at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Afterwards they met with reporters to discuss Iowa plans for taking refugees from Afghanistan. (AP Photo/David Pitt) Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said

Border crisis

GOP donor funds South Dakota National Guard troops in Texas

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said Tuesday she will use a donation from a Republican donor to fund a deployment of up to 50 South Dakota National Guard troops to the U.S. border with Mexico. Noem joined a growing list of Republican governors promising to send law enforcement officers to Texas as the GOP ramps

Police reforms

Amid reform movement, some GOP states give police more power

After a year of protests over police brutality, some Republican-controlled states have ignored or blocked police-reform proposals, moving instead in the other direction by granting greater powers to officers, making it harder to discipline them and expanding their authority to crack down on demonstrations. The sponsors of the GOP measures acted in the wake of

Politics

Dueling town halls for Trump, Biden after debate plan nixed

President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden will compete for TV audiences in dueling town hall meetings instead of meeting face-to-face for their second debate as originally planned. The two will take questions in different cities on different networks Thursday night: Trump on NBC from Miami, Biden on ABC from Philadelphia. Trump backed out of

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