Daily Archives: July 17, 2015

GUEST OPINION: Big ‘Oops’ for tax-cutters in school vetoes

Des Moines, Iowa – Governor Branstad’s vetoes of “one-time” funding pose “ongoing” and “recurring” problems for a major and ill-advised proposal by his allies to restructure personal income taxes in Iowa. And they should. During the last session, while lawmakers … Continue reading

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Elected officials receive first community IDs

Elected officials lined up Thursday to receive the very first community IDs printed in Johnson County, a new form of ID available to county residents and the first program of its kind in the Midwest. The group of officials gathered … Continue reading

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Labor History

July 17 Two ammunition ships explode at Port Chicago, Calif., killing 322, including 202 African-Americans assigned by the Navy to handle explosives. It was the worst home-front disaster of World War II. The resulting refusal of 258 African-Americans to return … Continue reading

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