Category Archives: Iowa in the News

Is The Iowa Utilities Board Working For Big Oil?

CCI Action Fund The Bakken Pipeline fight is heating up, but you can take action today. The Iowa Utilities Board just announced November 12-16 for the Bakken Pipeline evidentiary hearing. This adheres to Dakota Access’ construction timeline, making it clear … Continue reading

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Vision Iowa Approves $140,000 To Fund Christian Park

Article on A new Christian park being built in Sioux City, Iowa, has advanced into its second phase of construction after Vision Iowa, a state program operated by the Iowa Economic Development Authority, approved a $140,000 grant to assist … Continue reading

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Iowa Land Of…. Reaper Drones And Hellfire Missiles?

Dear Friends, The 132nd Wing of the Iowa Air National Guard is gearing up to pilot and control armed Reaper drones, which carry Hellfire missiles used to kill people in countries with whom we are not at war. There will … Continue reading

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It's a Gatsby Kind of Summer

The story about the termination of Special Agent in Charge Larry Hedlund of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation won’t be going away soon. Ryan Foley of the Associated Press picked up the story, which is garnering some national attention. … Continue reading

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Is Iowa Any Better Than China When It Comes To Hog Scandals?

We think probably not.  Here is an excerpt of an article by Tom Philpott at  about China’s dead-hog scandal and how Iowa and the U.S. compare.  Consider Iowa, which houses around 18 million hogs, making it our most hog-intensive … Continue reading

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Impact On Iowa Of Sequestration (Automatic-Across-The-Board-Budget-Cuts)

The White House has released a report outlining what will happen state by state if the automatic across-the-board budget cuts are allowed to go into effect March 1st. Perhaps the most egregious of these cuts in Iowa, would be meals … Continue reading

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Loebsack: Rural Post Offices Will Remain Open

Dear Friend, In response to the numerous comments and complaints that the US Postal Service (USPS) received regarding Post Office closings, including the many times I shared Iowans’ and my own strong opposition to their plan, USPS has announced that … Continue reading

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Iowans Fire Back At The Atlantic

Almost everyone we know, including us, seriously hated this article in the Atlantic by Stephen G. Bloom, Observations From 20 Years Of Iowa Life.  Actually,  some of the piece is very good – the factual, historical, informational sections.  But the … Continue reading

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Jeneane Beck to Leave Iowa Public Radio

When we consider all of the writers, news people and pundits in Iowa, there is none the author will miss more than Iowa Public Radio’s Jeneane Beck. She announced on twitter that she had taken a position as State Relations … Continue reading

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The Obstructed View: Has Branstad Asked Vander Plaats About This?

The Obstructed View: Has Branstad Asked Vander Plaats About This? by Sam Osborne Governor-elect (or re-elect) Branstad says he's not sure if some new rail service would be cost-effective.  Does the Re-Gov think rubber on fast-weathering concrete is more cost … Continue reading

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