Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Troy Price will resigned his position Saturday in the wake of the party’s failure to deliver timely results of the Feb. 3 caucuses. Price’s resignation will be effective after an emergency meeting Saturday of the party’s state central committee, which will elect a new chair. “While it is my desire to […]

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OTTUMWA – A group of 24 state legislators announced their endorsement of state Sen. Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ bid for the Republican nomination in Iowa’s open 2nd Congressional District today, adding their names to 12 Iowa lawmakers backing her candidacy.

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Democratic and Republican voters across Marion County turned out to the first-in-the-nation Iowa Caucuses Monday night, showing support for their preferred candidates vying for a spot in the upcoming presidential election.

Des Moines — Marcia Nichols, former political director of AFSCME Council 61 and a prominent labor leader in Iowa, announced her endorsement of Joe Biden for President on Jan. 29.

Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer will visit Knoxville on Jan. 29, marking his second visit to the community.

Over 300 voters packed Tamory Hall in Pella to hear from Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg before the Iowa caucuses in February.

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Presidential candidate Andrew Yang packed Peace Tree Brewing Company over the weekend, with over 150 voters attending his meet and greet event in Knoxville on Jan. 4.

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Over 380 voters gathered at the Knoxville Skate Pit to hear from Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, whose campaign message focused on diversity, belonging and the American people.

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Voters from Knoxville and the surrounding areas filled the Knoxville High School commons on Saturday afternoon to hear former Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden speak.

The Marion County Democrats hosted the sixth annual 7-County Democratic Rally and Fundraiser on August 18 at the Cordova Pavilion.

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KNOXVILLE — Karen Brown wants Knoxville to hit the brakes on a plan to take the limits off the number of commercial garbage haulers operating in the city. She told the City Council how this change would affect her business at its meeting Tuesday, Sept. 5.

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Vickie Reed and Andrew Schmidt will run for two-year seats in the school board election next Tuesday. Both incumbents, they filed to run for shorter terms made necessary by the resignations of Leslie Miller and Mike Helle, whose terms would have expired in 2019. State law requires the seats …

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KNOXVILLE — Marion County Attorney Ed Bull recently announced that he will run for a third term in the November 2018 election.

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KNOXVILLE — The Sept. 12 school board election features seven candidates competing for four seats with two different term lengths. A game of musical chairs is much easier to explain.

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KNOXVILLE — A plan to build eight new tennis courts on the site of the city’s skate park goes before voters on Sept. 12. Proposition A also includes an outdoor basketball court on the site south of Knoxville High School on West Madison Street.

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KNOXVILLE — Julia Castillo, executive director for Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency Public Transit, said the agency will have two new vehicles placed in Marion county that will operate out of Knoxville.

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— Editor’s Note: In the Aug. 17 issue of the Journal-Express, the article about Dylan Morse being appointed to the Knoxville City Council contained incorrect information. Morse was not approved to join the council at that time; he had been recommended as the leading candidate. The Journal-Ex…

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KNOXVILLE — The Knoxville City Council added a new member on Aug. 14, voting unanimously to appoint Dylan Morse to fill in the vacant council member seat.

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KNOXVILLE — The Knoxville City Council voted to approve loaning the city’s Low Rent Housing Agency Board $1,000 during so the agency can participate in a second lawsuit to recoup lost funding from a 2012 probe into housing agency funding.

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U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa City, visited Marion County on July 30, touring row crops and hay fields south of Knoxville that are stressing from the lack of rain and hot conditions.

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KNOXVILLE — To keep the Marion County Care Facility open, it would take about $140,000 to install a new on-site septic system. But the move would only take care of one of the many issues for this aging structure, county officials said Tuesday.

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KNOXVILLE — The Knoxville City Council accepted the resignation of council member Craig Kelley during a meeting July 17, the second resignation from the council since March.

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KNOXVILLE — Marion County Supervisor Mark Raymie expressed his frustrations on Tuesday, July 11, with the state of mental health care in Marion County and the state of Iowa, advocating for a county-wide mental health summit in the near future.

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KNOXVILLE — Jodi Bellon was sworn in as the new city clerk of Knoxville at a meeting on June 29, replacing former clerk Heather Ussery, who was in attendance to answer a few questions.

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OSKALOOSA — Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett visited Mahaska County last week in his quest to spread the word on his candidacy for governor of Iowa, and he took time from his trip to visit the Oskaloosa Herald to talk about issues he feels are important for the state.

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KNOXVILLE — Although the members of the Marion County Board of Supervisors were not all in agreement with the fireworks ordinance for Marion County, a motion was passed by a 2-1 vote with a waiver of the second and third reading to allow the use of fireworks on July 4 from 6-11 p.m.

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KNOXVILLE - Congressman Dave Loebsack visited the Knoxville Rotary Club Wednesday, May 31 at their weekly meeting at the Red Rock Grill and Still.

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KNOXVILLE – Kathy Lerma and Angela Nelson of the CROSS Mental Health Region are looking to see Marion County step up its efforts to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails with a program called Stepping Up.

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KNOXVILLE — Despite complaints about efforts to rezone property and build a four-story apartment complex from nearby residents, the Knoxville City Council approved allowing developers to move forward with a planned apartment complex during their May 15 meeting.

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The Marion County Auditor's Office will be open Saturday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. to allow voters to cast their ballots. 

Sen. Charles Grassley said Thursday afternoon that he would not hold confirmation hearings for Merrick Garland during the lame duck session, even if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency. However, should Clinton win and renominate Garland, and if the Republicans hold on to the Senate majority,…

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The Marion County Democrats baked a cake and sang "Happy Birthday" to Patty Judge, candidate for U.S. Senate, who visited the party's headquarters in Knoxville on Nov. 2. This was Judge's 73rd birthday. 

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Marion County completed its election equipment testing on Oct. 20 for the upcoming General Election. The process is quite rigorous and systematic to ensure outcomes of voting can pass the “red” face test in Marion County and anywhere.

Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Patty Judge is scheduled to be in Knoxville Wednesday, Nov. 2. 

United States Attorneys Kevin W. Techau and Kevin E. VanderSchel of the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, respectively, announced today that Daniel Tvedt and Virginia Bruner will lead the efforts of their Offices in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Prog…

The Iowa court judges up for retention this year are listed below. The Iowa State Bar Association has compiled these biographies on the website, www.judicialfacts.org.

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