Politics & Elections
3:30 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

President Obama begins campaign swing through Iowa

President Obama in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Council Bluffs’ Bayliss Park was the first stop on President Obama’s three-day bus tour across Iowa. 

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Politics & Elections
1:00 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Douglas County Election Commission reopening some polling places, precincts

31 precincts and 28 polling places will reopen in Douglas County for the November general election.

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Politics & Elections
10:34 am
Sun June 24, 2012

Boswell, Latham open campaign offices in Council Bluffs

The candidates for Iowa’s Third Congressional District are reaching out to voters in Council Bluffs.


Republican Tom Latham opened his Council Bluffs campaign office Friday afternoon. Iowa’s Fifth Congressional District was eliminated after the 2010 Census and redistricting. Voters in Pottawattamie and Mills counties are now in the Third District.


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Politics & Elections
2:30 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Election Commission proposes adding, changing precincts before November election

The Douglas County Election Commission wants to add 30 precincts and make changes to 69 others before the November election.

Election Commissioner Dave Phipps made the announcement Wednesday, following public and advisory coalition meetings on the closure of polling places. The number of precincts was reduced by almost half prior to the May 15th primary election. State law, the 2010 Census, and redistricting meant changes to precincts would be needed in all of Nebraska’s 93 counties.

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Politics & Elections
12:24 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Romney talks jobs, alternative energy during visit to Council Bluffs

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks to a group of western Iowa farmers during a round table in Council Bluffs Friday morning.
Katie Schubert/KIOS-FM

Agriculture, alternative energy, and job creation were on the agenda of presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney during a visit Friday to Council Bluffs.

The former Massachusetts Governor met with a group of western Iowa farmers, then held a rally in Bayliss Park. It was his first visit to Iowa since May 15th. Romney said the national debt national debt is an issue that will plague Americans for generations to come, and it’ll effect economic growth.

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Politics & Elections
1:00 am
Thu June 7, 2012

State Sen. Brad Ashford plans run for Mayor of Omaha

A State Senator from Omaha wants to be the city’s next Mayor.

Senator Brad Ashford says he’ll make an official announcement after Labor Day. Ashford was first elected to the Nebraska Legislature in 1986 and re-elected in 1990. He ran for Legislature again in 2006 and has represented District 20 since then.

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Politics & Elections
9:27 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Voter turnout low in Tuesday's Iowa Primary Election

Less than ten percent of registered voters cast ballots in two western Iowa counties in Tuesday’s primary election.

Unofficial election results from Pottawattamie County show voter turnout was about 4.5 percent. In Harrison County, turnout was 7.8 percent.

Due to redistricting, Iowa will have one less Congressional District. Western Iowa voters will choose a new District Three or District Four representative in November.

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Politics & Elections
1:00 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Iowa voters go to the polls Tuesday for Primary Election

Tuesday is primary election day in Iowa.

The state held its first-in-the-nation presidential nominating caucus in January. Voters will have Congressional representatives to choose from in four districts, instead of five, due to redistricting. UNO political scientist Paul Landow doesn’t expect that to boost voter turnout based on primary election results in other states, including Nebraska.

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Politics & Elections
8:20 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Senate candidates begin statewide tours of Nebraska

State Sen. Deb Fischer is the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate.
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The candidates for Ben Nelson’s U.S. Senate seat are on statewide tours of Nebraska.

Democratic candidate Bob Kerrey wrapped up his statewide tour Thursday evening. It began Wednesday morning in Omaha. Omaha is also where Republican candidate Deb Fischer began her statewide tour, following her surprising win Tuesday night.

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Politics & Elections
9:39 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Gretna Mayor finishes fourth in primary election

Gretna will have a new Mayor in November.

Unofficial results from the Sarpy County Election Commission show Jim Timmerman and Kip Edmonds were the top two vote-getters in Tuesday’s primary election. Incumbent Sally McGuire finished in fourth place, with 11-percent of the vote.