James Q. Lynch, The Gazette

James Q. Lynch

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Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

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Recent articles by James:

Cindy Axne, Chuck Grassley lead Iowa’s delegation in bipartisanship

But being bipartisan has lost some of its luster in polarized nation, political scientists say. → Read More

Iowa secretary of state respects but disagrees with top court decision on Finkenauer ballot challenge

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate talks with a government class in October 2018 at Kennedy High School in Cedar … → Read More

Judge’s ruling knocks Abby Finkenauer off senate primary ballot

The decision late Sunday, which is likely to be appealed, would prevent former U.S> Rep. Abby Finkenauer from appearing on the ballot to determine the Democratic nominee who will face U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley in November. → Read More

Capitol Notebook: Domestic violence deaths increase

Twenty people lost their lives to domestic violence in Iowa in 2021, the most in a decade. → Read More

Iowa election officials hope for swift ruling on ballot challenge

A hearing is scheduled Tuesday in Polk County District Court on the → Read More

Grassley to vote ‘no’ on Jackson for court

Iowa senator cites philosophical differences with Biden’s Supreme Court pick → Read More

Warrantless ‘garbage grabs’ approved by Iowa Legislature

Bill to permit warrantless search of abandoned garbage goes to governor → Read More

Sen. Joni Ernst calls for more lethal aid, including fighter jets, for Ukraine

Iowa U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst and nine other senators visited with military leaders, refugees and humanitarian groups "to demonstrate America's unwavering support for the freedom-loving people of Ukraine, and affirm the strength of the world's most powerful alliance.“ → Read More

Which bills in the Iowa Legislature are still alive and which died?

This week was the second key deadline of the 2022 session of the Iowa Legislature. → Read More

Lt. Gov. Gregg to lead Israel trade mission

Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg will be leading a trade mission to Israel beginning March 26, the Governor’s Office said. → Read More

Deadline nears for state rules on ‘obscene’ school books, vaccinations

DES MOINES — The clock once again is ticking for state lawmakers. → Read More

At Cedar Rapids rally, Reynolds contrasts her leadership to Biden’s

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Humble. Hardworking. Common sense. Patriotic. → Read More

Iowa House panel gives rare unanimous approval to abortion-related legislation

But opinions diverge on other abortion-related bills now moving forward in the Iowa House. → Read More

Iowa House panel hears concerns with police misconduct list

“It’s the wild, wild west out there,” lawmaker says. → Read More

Iowa House bill would require hands-free phones while driving

In Iowa last year, there were 373 crashes and six fatalities directly related to distracted driving. → Read More

Marion police charge man with assault, false imprisonment

Witnesses told police Rice attempted to force the woman into his car. → Read More

Iowa public safety chief seeks funds for wellness coordinator

Requests for critical stress management debriefings tripled in 2021, Director Stephan Bayens said Wednesday. → Read More

Kim Reynolds ‘going to run like I’m 10 down’ despite $4 million fundraising lead

Iowa governor says she’s “going to run like I'm 10 down” despite $4 million lead in fundraising. → Read More

Iowa lawmakers modify child care staffing ratio for 2-year-olds

A proposal increases the number of two-year-olds one care center staff member can watch. → Read More

Lawmakers agree on need for workers, but not how to get them

DES MOINES -- How can Iowa persuade more people to move here, live here and work here? → Read More