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PACIFIC JUNCTION, Iowa — The rain started on St. Patrick's Day, and didn't stop until Jason and Fran Parr's century-old house near the Iowa-Nebraska border was knee-deep in cold, murky water. They managed to wade in to rescue family photos of their twin 4-year-olds, but most everything else was lost.

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Vermont Senator and candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination Bernie Sanders launched his campaign in Iowa at the Mid-America Center Thursday evening, and plenty of visitors from Iowa and Nebraska turned out to show their support.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders will visit Iowa this week for the first time since launching his 2020 presidential campaign. He will make stops in Council Bluffs, Iowa City and Des Moines.

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Secretary of State Paul Pate is reminding Iowans that voter ID is now required before casting a ballot at the polling place.

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The final results of the 2018 midterm elections were being tallied late into Tuesday night for candidates in southwest Iowa for three state House of Representatives races and one Iowa Senate race.

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IOWA CITY — Democrats in Iowa are seeking to regain some power in Tuesday's midterms after back-to-back elections that have seen the traditionally centrist state take a sharp turn to the right.

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For weeks, a steady stream of voters have stopped by the Pottawattamie County Courthouse to cast an early vote, while many others have mailed or hand-delivered absentee ballots.

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In area races for the Iowa House of Representatives, Democrat Jan Creasman of Woodbine is challenging incumbent Matt Windschitl, a Missouri Valley Republican, for the District 17 seat.

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Eight of the nine candidates for Pottawattamie County supervisor met briefly with members of Council Bluffs’ Building Trades Association Tuesday night.

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Hours before President Donald Trump’s rally at the Mid-America Center on Tuesday, supporters began to gather, eventually forming a line that hugged any cover from awnings to get out of the rain — while groups of protesters made their voices heard.

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Voters will have the opportunity to elect five members to the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach West Pottawattamie County Extension Council from a slate of five candidates at the Nov. 6 general election.

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Fred Hubbell called for improvements in education and health care while introducing his running mate to western Iowa during a campaign stop in Council Bluffs Thursday afternoon.

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In church basements, community centers and fire halls, Pottawattamie County residents made their way to their polling places and marked their ballots for the Iowa primary election.