Kathie Obradovich

Kathie Obradovich

Editor Kathie Obradovich is editor-in-chief of the Iowa Capital Dispatch. She has been covering Iowa government and politics for more than 30 years, most recently as political columnist and opinion editor for the Des Moines Register. She previously covered the Iowa Statehouse for 10 years for newspapers in Davenport, Waterloo, Sioux City, Mason City and Muscatine.

Iowa GOP chairman says winter weather could prevent record caucus turnout

By: - January 9, 2024

Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann said Monday he expects a “robust” turnout at the 2024 Iowa Caucuses, despite the first blast of winter bearing down on the state a week before the event. However, Kaufmann said the weather could get in the way of breaking the 2016 record of 186,000 caucus participants. “Weather […]

Perry High School shooter killed sixth-grade student, injured five others

By: and - January 4, 2024

Editor’s note: This has been updated with the latest details about the shooting and reaction from various public officials. A 17-year-old student of Perry High School, armed with a shotgun, handgun and a makeshift bomb, killed a sixth-grade student and injured five others Thursday morning before the start of the school day, according to state […]