Daily Archives: September 30, 2014

Davenport Phone Banking

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Hatch: Branstad an example ‘politicians behaving badly’

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — On the campaign trail, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad likes to draw comparisons to neighboring Illinois as a way of highlight the best qualities of his state and, by extension, his 20 years in the governor’s office. On … Continue reading

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Senate Oversight Committee OK’s reforms to ‘clean up state government’

(Des Moines) ­­The Senate Oversight Committee met today in Des Moines and approved recommendations in response to a series of revelations that started when it was reveal that fired state employees were paid for their silence. “These reforms are intended … Continue reading

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Labor History

October 01 An ink storage room in the L.A. Times building is dynamited during a citywide fight over labor rights and organizing.  The explosion was relatively minor, but it set off a fire in the unsafe, difficult-to-evacuate building, ultimately killing … Continue reading

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