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Posted by Eleanore Taft |
Branstad signs sweeping gun legislation, detractors and proponents react

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 |
State Sen. Rob Hogg calls for Congressman Steve King’s resignation over controversial statements

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 Lauren Shotwell |
Iowa’s water quality problems aren’t new, and they’re not going away anytime soon

Iowa may be the home of “fields of opportunity,” but those fields are often draining directly into an extensive system of underground tiles and then into streams and rivers, creating...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
House, Senate send collective bargaining bill to Gov. Branstad’s desk

Both the Iowa House and Senate passed an overhaul of Iowa's collective bargaining measures on Thursday, sending the controversial bill on to Gov. Terry Branstad to be signed into law....

Posted by Christine Hawes |
COGS, public workers reach out to community in benefits battle

Brittany Borghi is a graduate student in the University of Iowa's non-fiction program and a member of the Campaign to Organize Graduate Students (COGS) who is concerned about the proposed...

Posted by Christine Hawes |
Graduate student union joins collective bargaining fight with Des Moines rally tomorrow

Photo by Martin aka Maha Some University of Iowa graduate students are joining union leaders for a rally at the State Capitol tomorrow as part of a multi-pronged effort to...

Posted by Christine Hawes |
Iowans urged to join Dakota Access Pipeline petition drive

Dakota Access pipeline construction -- photo by Lars Plougmann BOLD Iowa, an Iowa group supporting renewable energy options, is pushing to make sure Iowa is included in a federal review...

Posted by Eleanore Taft |
Nearly 200 protested at Eastern Iowa Airport in solidarity with immigrants and refugees

Protesters at the Eastern Iowa Airport Sunday, Jan. 29. -- photo by Eleanore Taft Nearly 200 protesters gathered at the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids on Sunday in the...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor |
Opinion: Reach out to Iowa legislators in support of the Iowa Cultural Trust

The Iowa Capitol shown on the opening day of the Iowa Legislature, Jan. 9, 2017. -- photo by Lauren Shotwell Today, perhaps as early as 1 p.m., the Iowa House...

Posted by Eleanore Taft |
Iowa Voices: Iowans had different reasons for attending the D.C. Women’s March

Nearly half a million marchers gathered in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. -- photo by Jordan Sellergren The Women's March on Washington took place Jan. 21, drawing nearly...

Posted by Eleanore Taft |
Iowa Voices: During inauguration, Iowans celebrate and protest in the streets of D.C.

Iowans from both ends of the political spectrum were among the hundreds of thousands that attended the inauguration festivities in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20. Some were Iowa natives and...

Posted by Mei-Ling Shaw |
Photos: 26,000 Des Moines marchers spanned generations, gave voice to a variety of causes

An estimated 26,000 people showed up to participate in the Des Moines Women's March on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. -- photo by Mei-Ling Shaw An estimated 26,000 people showed up...

Posted by Christine Hawes |
Women’s Marches in Des Moines and around the globe unified diverse groups, not just ‘anti-Trump’

An estimated 26,000 marchers gathered in Des Moines on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 as part of the Women's Marches that took place across the country and the globe. -- photo...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
Harreld issues call to action following proposed budget cuts to Iowa universities

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld -- photo by Adam Burke University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld issued a call to action Thursday following Gov. Terry Branstad's suggested $34.3 million...