Category Archives: Iowa in the News

Fairfield, Iowa Mayor Shaking Things Up (In A Good Way)

[by Democrablog] Top 20 Small Town Mayors Shaking Things Up (In a Good Way) “If you live in a small town, then you may know your mayor personally. While we don’t know the following mayors personally (most of whom are … Continue reading

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Iowa To Be Affected By Largest Slaughterhouse Ever

Iowa To Be Affected By Largest Slaughterhouse Ever by Molly Regan “…the tip of the environmental disaster iceberg” Several miles from where the John Deere Classic golf tournament is held in Rock Island county Illinois, is the proposed location of a … Continue reading

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Health Care Reform Update: Covering the Uninsured in Iowa (and Illinois) is a Moral Issue

Health Care Reform Update: Covering the Uninsured in Iowa (and Illinois) is a Moral Issue by Alta Price, M.D.Spring brings Cover the Uninsured Week, March 14 – 20, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. I wrote about it last … Continue reading

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Immigrant Rights and American Values: Postville, Iowa Revisited

Immigrant Rights and American Values: Postville, Iowa Revisited by Tracy Kurowski[A week of discussion on the Postville raids begins tonight.  See schedule below.] Are we as a Nation willing to accept mass raids, arrests and the detainment of human beings … Continue reading

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Hunger in Iowa

[by Cathy Lafrenz] It is the week after Thanksgiving and most of us have stuffed ourselves with turkey and stuffing and pumpkin pie.  We have had turkey sandwiches, turkey casseroles and pecan pie for breakfast. We are full and now … Continue reading

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Iowa Doesn’t Have to Stink

Iowa Doesn't Have to Stink The following is reprinted with permission from the author, an Iowa traveller from Missouri, who posted this e-mail on a list-serve we are on, explaining why she decided to write a letter to Governor Culver.  … Continue reading

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Meet Francis Thicke – Progressive Democrat for Iowa Agriculture Secretary

[by Jay Mattsson] I’ve known Francis Thicke and his wife, Susan, for over 30 years, and I can testify that he is the real deal. Francis is running for Agriculture Secretary because he has a sincere impulse to engage in … Continue reading

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Searching for Iowa’s Agricultural History

[by Cathy Lafrenz] I am a farmer.  Plain … simple…. a farmer.  I grow food.And I am bothered by the fact that we as Iowans, know more about our I-phones and our cars than we do about the food we … Continue reading

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Are Iowans Being Brainwashed by Fox News?

Are Iowans Being Brainwashed by Fox News? Brainwash:  subject (a person) to a process by which ideas are implanted in the mindWell, it does feel like torture, listening to Fox or right-wing talk radio for any length of time at … Continue reading

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Constitutional Clash: When English-Only Meets Voting Rights in Iowa

Constitutional Clash: When English-Only Meets Voting Rights in Iowa by Michael A. ZuckermanCornell UniversityYale Law & Policy Review, Vol. 28, 2010 Posted with permission from the author.  The following is an excerpt (citations have been excluded for space).  Click on … Continue reading

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