Daily Archives: March 11, 2015

Norman protests revive memories for Waterloo rights leader

WATERLOO | The racist video from a University of Oklahoma fraternity causing nationwide controversy this week brings back painful memories for Waterloo civil rights leader Anna Mae Weems. In 1962, Weems, attending a conference at the Norman, Okla., university, was … Continue reading

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CONTACT YOUR IOWA STATE LEGISLATOR: None of Iowa’s children are worth-less

On Monday night, Davenport School Superintendent Art Tate made headlines when he announced he would violate state law and dip into $29 million in cash reserves in order to stave of severe budget cuts caused by the State Legislature failure … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Freezes PAC Contributions

(March 11, 2015) Washington, DC – The AFL-CIO announced that the federation and its affiliated unions are freezing all Political Action Committee (PAC) contributions to federal candidates until further notice in order to conserve resources for the historic legislative battle … Continue reading

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GOP lawmaker asking Branstad to reconsider mental health facility closings

DES MOINES — A leading mental health advocate in the Iowa House received a standing ovation from colleagues after he blasted Gov. Terry Branstad for moving to close two mental health institutes without working with the Legislature. “He promised me that … Continue reading

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Breaking law has consequences, state of Iowa warns Davenport

The state of Iowa could take action against Davenport school district Superintendent Art Tate and school board members if they follow through on a plan to violate state law by spending more money than authorized, a state education official said … Continue reading

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City Council listens to citizens’ concerns

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On March 9, the Des Moines City Council joined more than 500 political subdivisions that have voted to support a resolution declaring that corporations are not entitled to constitutional rights and that money is not free speech. Why a resolution … Continue reading

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Labor History

March 12 Greedy industrialist turned benevolent philanthropist Andrew Carnegie pledges $5.2 million for the construction of 65 branch libraries in New York City—barely 1 percent of his net worth at the time. He established more than 2,500 libraries between 1900 … Continue reading

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