Daily Archives: May 23, 2016

Free Summer Meals Reach Just 10 Percent of Needy Iowa Kids

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DES MOINES, Iowa – Close to 90 percent of the Iowa children who are eligible for free meals during their summer break aren’t getting them. Community groups run summer meal sites across the state, but the Iowa Department of Education … Continue reading

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Iowa JobWatch: Smooth spot in rough road to recovery

Jobs rebound in April, slow growth over year; jobless rate up to 3.9 percent IOWA CITY, Iowa (May 20, 2016) — April job numbers for Iowa showed a healthy one-month increase of 4,300 jobs, while the unemployment rate rose for … Continue reading

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Senator Grassley is responsible for the judicial crisis – The Iowa Daily Democrat

Senator Grassley’s blocking of the public hearings for Merrick Garland, President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, is dominating the headlines. However, since Grassley became head of the Judiciary Committee, judicial appointments at all levels of American courts have been delayed. His … Continue reading

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Labor History

May 23 An estimated 100,000 textile workers, including more than 10,000 children, strike in the Philadelphia area. Among the issues: 60-hour workweeks, including night hours, for the children – 1903 The Battle of Toledo begins today: a five-day running battle between … Continue reading

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