Erin Murphy, The Gazette

Erin Murphy

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Des Moines, IA, United States

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Recent articles by Erin:

Iowa Gov. Reynolds asks courts to allow ban on abortions at 6 weeks to go into effect

The law was previously halted in 2018. Gov. Kim Reynolds is asking the courts to lift the injunction after recent U.S. and Iowa Supreme Court rulings overturned abortion bans. → Read More

GOP leader says she worked to keep Iowa first in nation

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel spoke to Iowa Republicans on Wednesday night in Des Moines → Read More

‘I didn’t want to change’ Iowa caucuses’ leadoff status, national GOP leader says

RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, in Iowa, says she put state party chairman Jeff Kaufmann in an influential position because she wanted to keep Iowa's first-in-the-nation status → Read More

2 years of fights with insurance ‘a nightmare,’ derecho-impacted Cedar Rapids homeowner says

Homeowner Mark Sutton of Cedar Rapids is not alone: Roughly 4,700 derecho-related claims filed by policyholders in Iowa remain open, according to the state insurance division. → Read More

Party’s rising star says people are ‘craving Democrats who stand up and fight’

Mallory McMorrow, a state senator from Michigan, is the keynote speaker at this week’s Iowa Democratic Wing Ding in Clear Lake. → Read More

‘Still in this fight’ for first-in-the-nation status, Iowa Democrats’ leader says

The Iowa caucuses — on the Democrats’ side — are in danger of losing their enviable position atop the nation’s presidential nominating calendar → Read More

State settles for $225K with Black Iowa judge who was reinstated after she claimed her firing was racially motivated

Administrative law judge Renee Sneitzer sued the state for discrimination after being fired in 2017; earlier this year, a judge and state oversight agency ordered she be reinstated. → Read More

Strong majority of Iowans who regained voting rights cast ballots in 2020, data shows

But overall, a small share of those who became eligible with Gov. Kim Reynolds’ executive order voted → Read More

Reynolds names former appeals court judge David May to Iowa Supreme Court

The appointment gives Iowa’s Republican governor a fifth appointment on the seven-member high court. → Read More

Iowa Gov. Reynolds names former appeals court judge David May to Iowa Supreme Court

The appointment gives Iowa’s Republican governor a fifth appointment on the seven-member high court. → Read More

Capitol Notebook: Iowa’s Adam Gregg picked to head national lieutenant governors’ group

Also, a grant will help schools get food from local farmers → Read More

With strong polling, money advantages, Reynolds focuses criticism on Biden, national Democrats

Reynolds appears in strong position to win re-election as governor; challenger Deidre DeJear is traveling the state in hopes of making up ground → Read More

Kim Reynolds continues to dominate fundraising in Iowa’s campaign for governor

Democratic Attorney General Miller has a competitive fundraising race, while Democratic Auditor Rob Sand is dominating his → Read More

Reynolds continues to dominate fundraising in campaign for governor

Attorney general has a competitive fundraising race, while incumbent auditor is dominating his → Read More

Campaign Almanac: National party leader to speak at Iowa GOP fundraiser

Also, a Michigan state legislator and rising star will appear at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding next month → Read More

Campaign Almanac: Mike Franken fares well, but Chuck Grassley maintains fundraising advantage

Democratic candidate Mike Franken outraised Chuck Grassley over the past six weeks, but Grassley holds a commanding edge at the period’s close → Read More

New Iowa medical director announced, comes from MercyOne

Dr. Robert Kruse replaces Dr. Caitlin Pedati, who was at the center of the state’s pandemic response efforts and left the post last fall. → Read More

12 Iowa nursing homes have closed since December, citing financial stress, worker shortages

Industry leaders say better government reimbursement rates are needed in order to better pay workers → Read More

Rep. Ashley Hinson: Don’t prosecute women who have abortions, but doctors must follow state laws

Hinson did not directly say if she supports prosecuting other individuals who assist a person who is receiving an abortion, but her staff says she opposes it. → Read More

Chuck Grassley, Joni Ernst pass on federal abortion ban

Both of Iowa’s Republican U.S. Senators say abortion regulations should be decided by individual states → Read More