Daily Archives: August 7, 2013

Harkin hears pleas to save Social Security

It was Democrat versus Democrat at times during Iowa Senator Tom Harkin’s event in a Des Moines retirement center Tuesday. But a woman’s emotional plea for help is what captured the attention of room full of dozens of retirees. Harkin … Continue reading

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Moritz: A year later, still no names in alleged voter fraud

A year after county auditors in Iowa were told an investigation had been launched into allegations of voter fraud, the top election official in Scott County said she has waited long enough to find out who might be suspected here. … Continue reading

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Calling on Corporate America to Pay Its Fair Share

August 7, 2013   At a time when the 1% have demanded so much sacrifice from working people in the name of deficit reduction, we must ask something of big corporations. That means “revenue positive” corporate tax reform that raises … Continue reading

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Meet with Congressman Latham in Ankeny

Congressman Tom Latham will be in Ankeny, Friday August 9 — 9:30 to 10:30 at the Ankeny Neveln Center.  306 SWSchool St. This would be a good time to ask the Congressman about issues such as: Immigration, Postal Service, and Jobs.

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The Register’s Editorial: Threat to shut down government is out of line

Americans went to the polls in November. They re-elected President Barack Obama. They kept control of the U.S. Senate with Democrats and the U.S. House of Representatives with Republicans. Though it’s unlikely voters were asking for perpetual gridlock in Washington, … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor: Workforce Development changes its approach

I found Iowa Workforce Development Deputy Director Ed Wallace’s comments on the benefits of face-to-face career counseling in Iowa’s schools to be fascinating [“Labor Official: Job Counselors Could Be Key to Filling Middle-Skill Positions,” Aug. 3]. While his comments about … Continue reading

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Reader’s Watchdog: Iowans question think tank’s secrecy

Should state leaders use your tax dollars to help fund an organization making waves nationally for hatching — largely in secret — a conservative, corporate-backed agenda? That’s what Michael and Sara Blackburn of West Des Moines want to know. The … Continue reading

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