Week in Iowa: Recap of news from across the state


Gretchen Whitehouse, 8, of Marion, holds up a sign in support of Gov. Kim Reynolds as the governor speaks during a women-led Republican rally Tuesday at World Class Industries in Cedar Rapids. (Savannah Blake/The Gazette)

Trump to campaign in Iowa: Former President Donald Trump will return to Iowa on Thursday, just five days out from Election Day, to campaign with Gov. Kim Reynolds and Sen. Chuck Grassley. A little over a year since he was last in the state, Trump will rally Iowans in Sioux City, the home of Grassley’s Democratic challenger, Mike Franken.

Republicans welcomed the former president back to the state and Grassley said he would take the opportunity to get his message across to thousands of Trump’s supporters. Democrats, meanwhile, said it…

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