Here’s the latest State News from Radio Iowa:

“Sister” rallies were held in Decorah, Des Moines, Dubuque and Iowa City this weekend as hundreds of thousands around the globe gathered for marches to highlight women’s issues. Organizers of the event in Des Moines say there were 26,000 women — and men — gathered outside the statehouse Saturday. “Sister warriors!” Sandy Mostaert, one of the […]
Iowa Democrats have a new chairman. Thirty-three-year-old Derick Eadon of West Des Moines was elected to the post on Saturday. “First order of business is to get to work on organizing and, also, holding Republicans accountable,” Eadon told reporters a few minutes after he won the job. Eadon worked on Barack Obama’s campaigns in Iowa in 2012 and […]
An Iowan who has been an advisor to Donald Trump during the presidential campaign is moving into a job in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Sam Clovis of Hinton, Iowa was sworn in soon after Trump was sworn in so he can begin his duties. Clovis says they are setting up what they call a […]
An Urbandale High School student was arrested after school administrators say he made an online threat. Principal Brian Coppess sent a letter to parents saying police discovered a Snapchat photo of the student holding a gun and a second photo of ammunition with a caption that said he was “going to get those math teachers […]
A new first lady today takes over today along with the new president. Iowa State University history professor Stacey Cordery  says some people think we should do away with the position, but she’s not among them. “I think that the role of the first lady is an important role and I don’t think that we can really […]