Tag Archives: Iowa

Iowans Plead With CAFO Farmer To Spare Them

by Francis Thicke, reposted with permission.  Follow Francis on FB. Last night I witnessed an incredible hearing on two proposed CAFOs to be built near Batavia — totaling 10,000 hogs – in Wapello County. About 50 neighbors of the farmer … Continue reading

Posted in Farming | Tagged , , , , , ,

GOP Gerrymandering Iowa Style

If You Can’t Win, Change The Rules: Local Version Follow John Deeth at jdeeth.blogspot.com. The recent Republican effort in swing states to game the electoral college by changing to a district system died a quick death, in large part out … Continue reading

Posted in GOP | Tagged , , , ,

Allamakee County Just Says No To Fracking…For Now

http://www.kwwl.com/stor/allamakee-county-passes-frack-mining-moratorium ALLAMAKEE COUNTY There will be no frac sand mining in Allamakee County. The county passed an 18-month moratorium Monday morning. Frac sand is becoming a hot commodity because it’s being widely used in a process called hydraulic fracturing or … Continue reading

Posted in Environment Iowa | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

5,600 Head Factory Farm Permit Denied In Linn County

“We will not tolerate any more factory farms in our community,” said Regina Behmlander, a CCI member from Center Point who has helped galvanize community opposition to the proposal.  “We will continue to fight any attempt by any party to … Continue reading

Posted in Farming | Tagged , , , ,

Springsteen At ISU Today

Click here for ticket information Can’t make this event but still want to pitch in?  Make a donation today to help build this campaign and our party’s grassroots organization.  http://www.barackobama.com/ia

Posted in 2012 Election Campaign | Tagged , , , ,

BFIA takes a RAGBRAI Day

CLUTIER, Iowa— Trish Nelson, editor of Blog for Iowa, took today to be dropped off in a small Tama County town to bicycle 52.2 miles to Cedar Rapids as part of RAGBRAI. From the web site: “RAGBRAI, The Register’s Annual … Continue reading

Posted in Progressive Community | Tagged , ,

Iowa’s KRUU: Not Radio Nowhere

[Enough about the caucuses already.   Dave Bradley and I were guests on KRUU awhile back on the program PLANET ERSTWILD with James Moore. We enjoyed a lively conversation about  national media policy, the FCC, LPFM radio, community radio, the media landscape … Continue reading

Posted in Radio | Tagged , , ,

The Courtney Report

State Senator Tom Courtney is currently serving his third term in the Iowa Senate.  He represents Senate District 44, which includes Des Moines and Louisa counties, and five precincts in Muscatine County. I believe that Iowa works best when Iowans … Continue reading

Posted in Blog for Iowa, Economy, Jobs | Tagged , , , ,