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Eleanore Taft

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 22, 2017

Discover the devastating environmental and human cost of cheap fashion, discuss solutions with a panel of experts and take immediate action by adding fair trade flair to your closet this...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 22, 2017

Iowa City dumpster. -- Photo by Paul Roeder Worried about the future of the planet but not sure what to do about it? Head to the library Thursday in Iowa...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 20, 2017

Signs of disagreement during Sen. Joni Ernst's town hall meeting at Coe College. Friday, March 17, 2017. — photo by Zak Neumann. Ready to take action to build the community,...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 20, 2017

Community members harvest carrots. -- photo courtesy of New Pioneer Coop Spring is here! What better way to celebrate its arrival than to get your hands dirty outside at a...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 20, 2017

A bill that would change workers' compensation laws in Iowa passed the Iowa house 55-88 Thursday, March 16, and is expected to be sent to the senate early next week....

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 20, 2017

photo by Eleanore Taft Federal Judge Leonard Strand threw out the Des Moines Water Works' water quality lawsuit against drainage districts in three northern Iowa counties. "I’m pleased to see...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 19, 2017

Kirkwood Culinary Arts program The Kirkwood Culinary Arts program provides top-level training to students hungry to learn. Kirkwood Community College has the only hospitality arts program in the country that...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 19, 2017

Photo courtesy of Seed Savers Exchange On a Northeast Iowa farm and in backyards across the nation, Seed Savers Exchange preserves heirloom varietals and their stories for future generations. In...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 17, 2017

Local restaurateur Derek Perez's new venture, Billy's High Hat Diner, opened today, March 17 in the space formerly occupied by Augusta (630 Iowa Avenue). Ryan Whiting, Perez's right-hand man at...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 17, 2017

Jerime “Danky” Mitchell of Cedar Rapids, who was shot during a traffic stop Nov 1, 2016 and consequently paralyzed from the neck down, and his wife Bracken filed a lawsuit...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 15, 2017

Cedar Rapidians take to the streets this week for their annual St.Patrick’s and St. Joseph’s day parades. Wear green on Friday and red on Saturday (and maybe a jacket this...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 15, 2017

Iowa State Senate Minority Leader Rob Hogg (D-Cedar Rapids) called for the resignation of Iowa Congressman Steve King Monday, March 13. King has been under fire for a Sunday, March...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 14, 2017

For Mission Creek Festival 2017, Motley Cow presents a one-of-a-kind dining experience. The dinner will incorporate music, dance and a sci-fi storyline to explore philosophical questions about class struggle, the...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 13, 2017

A sign near the location of the Women's March on Washington on Jan. 21, 2017 -- photo by Eleanore TaftReady to take action to build the community, state and nation...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 7, 2017

An overflow crowd packed a meeting room and hallway Monday morning at the Iowa State Capitol Building for a public hearing on a contentious water utilities bill that would impact...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 6, 2017

Ready to take action to build the community, state and nation you want, but not sure what to do next? Here are some opportunities for political activism this week...