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Katie Akin

Katie Akin

Iowa Capital Dispatch Reporter Katie Akin began her career as an intern at PolitiFact, debunking viral fake news and fact-checking state and national politicians. She moved to Iowa in 2019 for a politics internship at the Des Moines Register, where she assisted with Iowa Caucus coverage, multimedia projects and the Register’s Iowa Poll.

Biden: Biofuels ‘have a role to play’ in easing gas prices

By: - April 12, 2022

MENLO, Ia. — In response to rising gas prices, President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that fuel stations may sell cheaper, higher-ethanol blend fuels through the summer. “I’m here today because home-grown biofuels have a role to play right now… as we work to get prices under control and reduce the costs for families,” Biden told […]

Trump allies Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz rally in Des Moines

By: - August 20, 2021

Republican representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz held a spirited event in Des Moines on Thursday night, railing against technology companies, the media, Democrats and members of their own party who were disloyal to former President Donald Trump. “The Democrats, the media and big tech — that’s the new axis of evil,” said Greene, […]