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Eleanore Taft

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 24, 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.

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 21, 2017

Incoming executive director Dave Lewis, president of the board of directors Sarah Maiers and outgoing executive director Mike Stoffregen. -- photo courtesy of Community Foundation of Johnson County The Community...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 21, 2017

Wind turbines in Story County, Iowa. -- photo by Carl WyCoff, cropped The EPA may be in jeopardy, but states like Iowa are stepping up in the movement toward clean...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 19, 2017

Take a Bite food festival in the Amanas this weekend features cooking classes, wine and beer tastings and special meals from a variety of European cuisines. Some events require reservations.

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 19, 2017

Photo by owlpacino Governor Terry Branstad signed legislation Monday that moves Iowa's OWI enforcement process away from incarceration, and the Iowa City Council reduced open container regulations for special events....

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 17, 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.

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 17, 2017

A bill to expand access to medicinal cannabis in Iowa may be debated as soon as today. Senate File 506 has received bipartisan support and may pass in the senate....

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 14, 2017

Governor Terry Branstad signed the most sweeping change in gun legislation in Iowa history, House File 517, into law yesterday. All the Johnson and Linn County Republican legislators voted for...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 11, 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. Iowa...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 7, 2017

Sam Hall, co-owner of Marquee Pizzeria and Bar, in the blank canvas that is the restaurant's future Iowa River Landing location. -- photo by Eleanore Taft Marquee Pizzeria & Bar...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 5, 2017

The Iowa house of representatives today passed SF-471, a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy in most cases. A version has already passed the senate, and...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 4, 2017

Sci-Fi Colab Motley Cow -- Wednesday, April 5 at 6 p.m. University of Iowa associate professor Eloy Barragán and junior dance major Angelia Mahaney created the dance portion of Motley...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 4, 2017

The Iowa Valley Global Food Project breaks ground on May 20, 2017, on 3.7 acres at the Johnson County Poor Farm (just west of 4515 Melrose Ave). Supporters and community...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 4, 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. A...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 3, 2017

The forum will include informational displays, guest speakers and breakout discussions around topics like housing, employment, education and training, substance abuse, mental health, personal growth and community integration, probation and...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 2, 2017

Take Back the Night will take place on the University of Iowa Pentacrest. -- photo by Phil Roeder April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and a coalition of...