The Week in Iowa | Politics and elections



“(The nurse) said, ‘They found your lungs.’ I was crying; she was crying.”

— Randy McIntyre, of Andalusia, Ill., who became the first person in Iowa to receive a double lung transplant

“When you look at everything that was done … I don’t think you could ask for a second map to look any better.”

— Amy Campbell, a lobbyist whose clients include the League of Women Voters of Iowa, on proposed redistricting maps


SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS: Iowans ranked the highest for the percentage of individuals who passed a high school equivalency exam administered in 25 states and four U.S. territories, state officials said.

INDICATORS IMPROVING: State officials said Iowa’s leading indicators index increased slightly to 109.1 in July — marking the 12th monthly jump in the last 13 months, with four of the eight components contributing positively.

DISTRICT JUDGE: Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Wednesday she has appointed Valerie Clay of…

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