The interviewee strikes back

Aug. 1, 2015

Shirts for out-of-town media. Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News Corps DES MOINES, Iowa – “Sorry to interrupt your meal, but are you alive and have an opinion on the election?“ Being an Iowan during the caucus and general election season isn’t always easy. There’s a reporter lurking at every corner, looking...

Watch here: Phase 2 Closing arguments

July 31, 2015

Anecdotal Evidence – July 30: Want people to vote? Talk about the weather.

July 31, 2015

In our Anecdotal Evidence column, each day movers and shakers share personal stories of how intriguing (and often odd) presidential campaigning in their respective swing state can be. Campaigning is no rocket science Brad Anderson, Iowa state director for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News Corps “We...

Screaming woman disrupts courtroom

July 31, 2015

About 10 minutes into the prosecution’s closing statement in the mitigation phase of the theater shooting trial, an unidentified woman started climbing the seats in the gallery all the way from the back row toward Holmes’ parents and him. DA George Brauchler had just told the jury: “Is mental illness...

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Aurora theater shooter timeline

July 29, 2015

This timeline reflects notable dates, events and evidence presented in the trial of James Holmes (JH), who gunned down a movie theater crowd in Aurora, Colo. on July 20, 2012, leaving 12 people dead and 70 more injured. He is pleading not guilty by reason of insanity, and the prosecution...

Anecdotal Evidence – July 29: Passing the handshake test

July 29, 2015

In our Anecdotal Evidence column, each day movers and shakers share personal stories of how intriguing (and often odd) presidential campaigning in their respective swing state can be. From Wall Street boardrooms to Iowa barns Des Moines Register Political Columnist Kathie Obradovich. Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News Corps Kathie Obradovich –...

A Charmed Life: Mom testifies

July 29, 2015

Killer's mother says her son never 'ever . . . ever' harmed anyone until July 2012. One of the most anticipated defense witnesses in the trial of convicted movie theater shooter James Holmes took the stand today in hopes of saving his life. Arlene Holmes smiled at her son as...

Aurora Theater Shooter Timeline

July 29, 2015

This timeline reflects notable dates, events and evidence presented in the trial of James Holmes (JH), who gunned down a movie theater crowd in Aurora, Colo. on July 20, 2012, leaving 12 people dead and 70 more injured. He is pleading not guilty by reason of insanity, and the prosecution...

Shooter’s dad ‘He was always a really excellent kid’

July 29, 2015

On Tuesday afternoon, day 58 of the Aurora theater shooting trial, Robert Holmes took the witness stand to testify about his son. He spoke about James Holmes’ life, from their family beginning on Prairie Dog Street to the first night they found out about the shooting. “Our first thought was...

Family Business

July 29, 2015

Osceola County Democrats Chair Kathy Winter, 60, and her son Jason, 28. Photo: Lars Gesing/CU News Corps SIOUX CITY, Iowa – For the longest time, Kathy Winter never put up campaign yard signs on her front lawn. She just didn’t want to hurt her husband’s business. She firmly believes a...

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