Daily Archives: December 21, 2015

Ombudsman’s report confirms bad atmosphere at Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown

‘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

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Greater opportunities for students under new education law | The Gazette

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

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State tosses WellCare from Medicaid program

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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Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Kicks off New Season of Brotherhood Outdoors, Jan. 3

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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

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Black Workers’ Conference

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

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Legislative preview forum shows what’s at stake this coming session

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

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Labor History

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

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