‘More legislative oversight is needed to ensure that these and other problems don’t occur in the future’ A joint statement from Sen. Steve Sodders and Rep. Mark Smith of Marshalltown regarding investigation of Iowa Veterans Home “A thorough, independent investigation … Continue reading
Tammy Wawro, guest columnist Dec 18, 2015 at 9:31 am Years of political wrangling have finally produced a law which creates greater opportunity for every student in our public schools, regardless of ZIP code, and ends the failures of No … Continue reading
An appointee of Gov. Terry Branstad late Friday adopted a judge’s recommendation and terminated a multimillion-dollar contract with one of the companies selected to run the governor’s proposed privately managed Medicaid program. Iowa Department of Administrative Services Director Janet Phipps sided … Continue reading
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Paralytic hunter proves ‘you can’t keep a good hunter down’ on inspiring New Mexico bear hunt NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 21, 2015) – The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance kicks off the eighth season of its award-winning TV series, Brotherhood Outdoors, … Continue reading
Iowa City Federation of Labor – Black Workers’ Conference In light of much-needed national attention to ongoing instances of racial injustice, many unions are engaging in new conversations on race and the role it plays in the lives of millions … Continue reading
Funding for mental health services and education, as well as the current Medicaid privatization rush, took center stage at a public forum hosted by State Sen. Matt McCoy at the Forest Avenue Library on Saturday. Iowans gathered to hear from … Continue reading
December 21 Powered by children seven to 12 years old working dawn to dusk, Samuel Slater’s thread-spinning factory goes into production in Pawtucket, R.I., launching the Industrial Revolution in America. By 1830, 55 percent of the mill workers in the … Continue reading