Monthly Archives: March 2009

Health Care Reform Update: Quad Cities Event Brings Together Health Care Consumers and Providers

Health Care Reform Update: Quad Cities Event Brings Together Health Care Consumers and Providers by Alta L. Price, M.D. [Update:  Take a look at the front page of today's Quad-City Times for some nice local coverage of this event:  Health-Care … Continue reading

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SF 432 Update: Fighting To Keep Manure Out Of Iowa’s Water Supply

SF 432 Update:  Fighting To Keep Manure Out Of Iowa's Water Supply You would think that politically, this would be the easiest thing in the world.  As you know, our legislators caved in to corporate big-moneyed pressure with the passage … Continue reading

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Iowans Are Mad As Hell And Aren’t Going To Take It Anymore

Iowans Are Mad As Hell And Aren't Going To Take It Anymore Monday may be the last opportunity to stand against terrible CAFO practices that will pollute Iowa's air and waterways.  Iowans are already fighting back by hitting their local … Continue reading

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Stand Up For Clean Water in Iowa

Stand Up For Clean Water In Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Our legislators caved in to corporate big-moneyed pressure with the passage of SF 432 through the Senate with a vote of 43-6. This bad, last-minute regulation of manure application … Continue reading

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Iowa Senate Votes 43-6 For Polluted Waterways

Iowa Senate Votes 43-6 For Polluted Waterways BFIA Action Alert contributed by Molly Regan Unfortunately, the IOWA Senate voted to allow manure to be spread on frozen ground.  This is appauling!  Please contact your Representative to insist they vote this … Continue reading

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Iowa Citizen Action Network (YES I CAN!) Celebrates 30 Years

Iowa Citizen Action Network (YES I CAN!) Celebrates 30 Years Iowa Citizen Action Network 30th Anniversary Award CelebrationHilton Garden Inn8600 Northport DriveJohnston, IASaturday March 285:30 – 7:00Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar2009 ICAN Award RecipientsLegislative Leadership: Bruce Braleypresented by William McNaryGrassroots … Continue reading

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Howard Dean: Public Option Or No Health Care Reform Bill

Howard Dean:  Public Option Or No Health Care Reform Bill Democracyforamerica.com Howard Dean is back with Democracy for America and in typical Dean fashion, is already working hard to pass the Obama health care plan.  Speaking on a conference call … Continue reading

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Bail Out Journalism Before It’s Too Late

Heros of the modern media reform movement Bob McChesney and John Nichols have a must read in the current issue of The Nation. In it they provide a unique perspective on the current state of American media and a revolutionary … Continue reading

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Anonymity Policies Provide Environment For Racist Rhetoric

Anonymity Policies Provide Environment for Racist Rhetoric Blog for Iowa, as regular readers know, is committed to doing our part to reform the broken media.  Usually, when media reform is discussed, we're talking about such things as biased news reports, … Continue reading

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Energy Independence in Iowa Redux

Energy Independence in Iowa Redux by Paul Deaton If the pursuit of energy independence in Iowa devolves into an us versus them showdown between the electrical utilities on one side and concerned citizens on the other, our hope for achieving … Continue reading

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