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ICCI Mentioned in NY Times Article about Community Organizers

ICCI Mentioned in NY Times Article about Community Organizers Iowa Citizens for Community ImprovementPasted below is an op-ed from Sunday's New York Times that features Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement. It was written by Deepak Bhargava, the executive director of … Continue reading

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Report: Palin tapped travel allowance at home

Report: Palin tapped travel allowance at home From Eric Bakker (Orginially from the AP). ….. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has charged her state a daily allowance, normally used for official travel, for more than 300 nights spent at her home, … Continue reading

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ELECTION ’08: Scoring Secretary of State Seats for Dems

ELECTION ’08: Scoring Secretary of State Seats for Dems By Sarah Laskow, http://www.publicintegrity.org Plagued by memories of Florida’s Katherine Harris and Ohio’s Ken Blackwell, a little-known 527 group helped win secretary of state posts for Democrats in five swing states … Continue reading

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Pro-Factory Farm EPC Member Resigns

Pro-Factory Farm EPC Member Resigns By ICCI Iowa CCI members urge Governor Culver to appoint replacement who will protect environment Wednesday, September 10, 2008, Des Moines, Iowa – Ralph Klemme, an Environmental Protection Commissioner who consistently voted against protecting the … Continue reading

Posted in Farming, ICCI, Main Page

Police Citizens Review Board Forum – Sept. 16 – 7:30 PM – Civic Center

Police Citizens Review Board Forum – Sept. 16 – 7:30 PM – Civic Center By Carolyn Dieterle Voters approved the measure on the Fall 2007 City ballot to strengthen the PCRB; and part of that amendment to the City Charter … Continue reading

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Green Screen Mystery Solved

Green Screen Mystery Solved by Scout Finch A lot of RNCC viewers were perplexed last night when McCain appeared from the light of the Obama logo, strolled to the podium, and began his lackluster speech before an enormous green screen.  … Continue reading

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17th Annual I-Renew Energy & Sustainability EXPO

17th Annual I-Renew Energy & Sustainability EXPO By Mike Carberry September 13 & 14, 20089 to 5 Saturday10:30 to 4:30 Sunday At the UNI Center for Energy & Environmental Education, Cedar Falls, IA Admission: $10 per day, I-Renew members pay … Continue reading

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Me thinks Sarah and Cindy hit the Bogo Sale at Payless

Me thinks Sarah and Cindy hit the Bogo Sale at Payless By Sam Garchik (photo from Flickr – daniella.zalcman@gmail.com) F.decorate(_ge('button_bar'), F._photo_button_bar).bar_go_go_go(2829217535, 0); Of course, Payless would be out of character for Cindy. But that's a story for another day. Nice … Continue reading

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Mom vs. Grandpa

Mom vs. Grandpa By Sam Garchik Has anyone else out there noticed that Sarah Palin looks kind of like your mom? And that Joe Biden looks kind of like Grandpa? Everyone one of you knows that Grandpa's job is to … Continue reading

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I so love Common Iowan…

I so love Common Iowan… By Sam Garchik I just looked it up. This line wasn't in the speech that was written for her, so I bet we're going to hear more of these types of things. But yeah, this … Continue reading

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