Daily Archives: June 18, 2013

Harkin Announces Nearly $24 Million for State Veterans Home in Marshalltown

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin today announced that the State Veterans Home in Marshalltown has been awarded $23,840,617 from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The funds will be used to renovate the Dack and Malloy buildings at … Continue reading

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CONSIDER IMMIGRATION REFORM

BY Karl Schilling As we consider the issues of immigration reform I think that the punishment facet of the problem should be reconsidered.    A sticking point is the belief that we need to punish undocumented workers for coming illegally and … Continue reading

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After Plant Explosion, Texas Remains Wary of Regulation

WEST, Tex. — Five days after an explosion at a fertilizer plant leveled a wide swath of this town, Gov. Rick Perry tried to woo Illinois business officials by trumpeting his state’s low taxes and limited regulations. Asked about the … Continue reading

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Today’s Labor History

Union and civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph (left) and others meet with President Roosevelt about a proposed July 1 March on Washington to protest discrimination in war industries. A week later, Roosevelt orders that the industries desegregate (1941) Complete … Continue reading

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