Some of the biggest changes to child labor laws are in Iowa and Arkansas.
Bills barring transgender teens from girls’ sports and moves to investigate parents of trans children for potential crimes provide an uncertain and dangerous future for many.
The name change of a local creek in central Iowa reflects broader national trends that are recognizing derogatory or racist connotations.
Were GOP incumbents able to rely on their rural supporters to fend off Democrats’ growing strength in the suburbs?
The US has a long history of forced sterilization campaigns that were driven by the bogus ‘science’ of eugenics, racism and sexism.
What will happen to campaign workers after the Feb. 3 caucuses? It’s a question that’s in the cold Iowa air, carrying with it a subtle message about the state of democratic politics.
Americans didn’t always have primaries and caucuses to choose presidential candidates. The system was meant to be more democratic, but it places too much attention on largely white, small states.
Food might seem like an easy way to appeal to the masses. But when politicians wade into local food customs, they do so at their own risk.
At the Jan. 14 debate, held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, six candidates clashed on jobs, Iran and more.
Investing in farming methods that improve lands and water, and in rural infrastructure and markets, could bring new prosperity to agricultural communities.
Since the Great Recession, most of the nation’s rural counties have struggled to recover lost jobs and retain their people.
Trump has repeatedly misconstrued the territory as not being part of the United States. But it is.
Vehicles made before 2001 could suffer fuel system or engine damage if they’re run on E15.
In Iowa, almost 40 percent of residents can’t afford the basic cost of living. That was the setting for the 2018 midterm elections, where rural voters are suffering along with their communities.
Conservative skeptics of climate change may support projects focused on ‘resilience’ – for example, preparing a community for future major weather events.
There are some good explanations for the mismatch between regional support for climate action and the areas where renewable energy is making the biggest inroads.
Many people who live near large-scale livestock farms complain about noxious smells, air and water pollution and health risks. With little help from regulators, they are turning to lawsuits.
Standardized test scores drive many of our decisions about students, teachers and school districts. But research shows that the results are highly predictable, in a bad way.
Every American shoots off almost a pound of fireworks a year, on average, and their growing personal use is causing injuries to climb.
Our global newsroom responds to the first results in the US presidential election. We hear from scholars in the UK, US, Australia and France.