Political signs have come in all stripes this campaign season, reaching beyond the standard fare and the typical locations of support. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many Americans — approximately 100 million as of Nov. 2 — have already cast their ballots in advance. Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have soared in Iowa, with a record […]
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Iowa surpasses 1,500 coronavirus deaths,...
Iowa had experienced an uptick in COVID-19 hospitalizations even before Donald Trump appeared before a crowd of many maskless supporters Oct. 14 at the Des Moines International Airport and is now reaching new highs. Related: Trump plans rally as Iowa reaches somber coronavirus milestone The state, where Gov. Kim Reynolds has never implemented a face […]
Iowa hits somber coronavirus milestone a...
Less than two weeks after claiming he had tested positive for COVID-19, Donald Trump plans a presidential campaign rally in Des Moines, even as Iowa surpasses 100,000 cases of the deadly virus. Trump, who received medical care unavailable to most Americans after saying he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month — including a treatment […]
Trump makes brief stop in storm-ravaged ...
Note: The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation created a disaster fund for derecho recovery. If you can, please donate at: www.gcrcf.org CEDAR RAPIDS — A small crowd of both Trump supporters and protesters never saw a glimpse of him Aug. 18 at the Eastern Iowa Airport. Air Force One touched down at the airport about […]
Photos: Bernie Sanders returns to Iowa
By Cindy Hadish CEDAR RAPIDS – An adoring crowd greeted Sen. Bernie Sanders back to Cedar Rapids, during a “Repeal the TrumpTax” tour of the Midwest. Sounding much like his presidential campaign rallies of 2016, Sanders (I-Vt.) spoke to hundreds of supporters Friday, Feb. 23, at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. “Now is not the time for […]
Is Trump’s plan for a display of strengt
By Cindy Hadish/Homegrown Iowan Donald Trump’s plan to stage a parade to display our nation’s military strength reminded me of the veterans I met during an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., several years ago. Most of the men and women on the one-day trip were in their 80s or 90s and were among the last […]
Trump in Iowa
CEDAR RAPIDS – Protesters carried signs Wednesday, June 21, to show their opposition to Donald Trump’s visit to Iowa, both at Kirkwood Community College and in downtown Cedar Rapids, while crowds arrived early for Trump’s rally, his first visit to Iowa as president. A handful of demonstrators gathered at Iowa Hall on the Kirkwood campus, […]
Iowans join protests of Obamacare repeal
By Cindy Hadish CEDAR RAPIDS – Hundreds of protesters stood through a cold and cloudy Sunday afternoon in downtown Cedar Rapids to voice opposition to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Speakers noted how having health care coverage under the act had improved their lives and even saved their life in some cases. Republicans […]
Photo gallery: Hillary Clinton at NewBo ...
CEDAR RAPIDS – Hundreds of people crowded into the NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids on Monday, Jan. 4, to get an up-close look at Hillary Clinton in her run for the Democratic nomination for president. Introduced by retired teacher, Cindy Garlock, and former Iowa Governor and current U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, Clinton […]