Category Archives: Public Health

While Waiting for Iowa Jobs to Trickle Down

While Waiting for Iowa Jobs to Trickle Down by Paul Deaton Iowa Republicans have a plan to create jobs and a generation ago, it would have been called a “trickle down economy.” Today, they call it “Iowa is Open for … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Corporate Greed, Environment, GOP, Iowa Environmental Council, Iowa Legislature, Jobs, Labor, Main Page, Progressive Community, Public Health, Sustainability

Francis Thicke and Iowa's Raw Milk Bill

Where can legislators across the political spectrum find common ground? It turns out on House File 394, the raw milk bill, which would “allow certain milk and products using milk to be transferred directly by operators of dairy farms.” In … Continue reading

Posted in Big Government, Fallon Forum, Farming, Iowa Legislature, Main Page, Organic Foods & Farming, Progressive Community, Public Health, Sustainability | 3 Comments

Iowa Legislators are Enthusiastic about Nuclear Power

Iowa Legislators are Enthusiastic about Nuclear Power by Paul DeatonLate Wednesday night, word came from a friend in Des Moines that MidAmerican Energy has the votes to get the legislature to enthusiastically declare that Iowa is open for business on … Continue reading

Posted in Calls to Action, Corporate Greed, Energy, Environment, Iowa Legislature, Jobs, Main Page, Public Health | 2 Comments

Iowans Slept through Duane Arnold Re-licensing

Iowans Slept through Duane Arnold Re-licensing by Paul Deaton On December 16, 2010, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission renewed the license for the Duane Arnold Energy Center in Palo, Iowa for an additional 20 years, extending the license to … Continue reading

Posted in Big Government, Energy, Environment, Local Events, Main Page, Public Health, Sustainability

USDA Releases Revised Dietary Guidelines

USDA Releases Revised Dietary Guidelines by Paul Deaton This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the results of its mandated five year scientific review of its dietary guidelines. Robert Post, Deputy Director of the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy … Continue reading

Posted in Main Page, National News, Public Health

Iowa State Capitol News – Weekend Recap

Iowa State Capitol News – Weekend Recap Iowa State Capitol News – Weekend Recap by Paul Deaton [Editors' Note: With the transition in the Governor's office and legislature, a lot of news is expected from the Iowa Capitol. Following is … Continue reading

Posted in Big Government, Budget, Children, Education, Energy, Environment, Farming, GLBT, GOP, Health Care & Medicare, ICCI, Iowa Legislature, Jobs, Labor, Local Control, Local Events, Main Page, Organic Foods & Farming, Public Health, Sustainability | 1 Comment

Why Food is Not Cheap in Iowa

Why Food is Not Cheap in Iowa by Paul Deaton“We live in a country where the rich get richer and the rest of us see diminished economic opportunities. As George Carlin said, 'the reason they call it the American dream … Continue reading

Posted in Farming, Jobs, Labor, Main Page, Organic Foods & Farming, Public Health, Sustainability

MMM and the Iowa Department of Public Health

With Governor-elect Branstad’s appointment of Mariannette Miller Meeks (MMM) as director of the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), Blog for Iowa will have more reason to post about the state of public health in Iowa. As we said in … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Environment, Farming, Main Page, Public Health, Sustainability

Iowa Marks World Aids Day 2010

Iowa Marks World Aids Day 2010 December 1, 2010 marks the 22nd annual World AIDS Day Celebration. World AIDS Day is about increasing awareness, fighting prejudice and improving education. The 2010 campaign continues the message of 2009; 'Universal Access and … Continue reading

Posted in Calls to Action, Main Page, Public Health