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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

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 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 Lauren Shotwell | Mar 14, 2017

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 Zak Neumann | Mar 9, 2017

A group of about 60 people gathered in the Iowa City Ped Mall Wednesday afternoon to voice their opposition to House File 295, a bill that would restrict local governments...

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 Letters | Mar 3, 2017

By Saffin Parrish-Sams Business and insurance interests are trying to wipe out insurance benefits that cover every working Iowan. Workers’ compensation is a required employee benefit. It covers medical treatment,...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Mar 2, 2017

The Iowa Legislature will hold three public hearings in Des Moines on Monday to discuss legislation that would impact independent water utilities (namely the Des Moines Water Works), preempt county...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 1, 2017

After hearing comments from Iowa City residents, the Iowa City Community School Board moved forward with an effort to support and protect immigrant students and families. Iowa City residents spoke...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Mar 1, 2017

The University of Iowa reinstated legacy scholarships for current students and students entering in Fall 2017, according to a Wednesday news release. The university had previously decided to cut the...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Feb 27, 2017

Activists protest President Trump's executive orders Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 in Iowa City. -- photo by Zak Neumann Ready to take action to build the community, state and nation you...

A voter ID law and other election-related bills put forward by Republican lawmakers pose a major threat to Iowans’ voting rights. Voter ID requirements, restrictions on identification documents, eliminating same-day...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Feb 23, 2017

Activists protest President Trump's executive orders Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 in Iowa City. -- photo by Zak Neumann. Ready to take action to build the community, state and nation you...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Jan 30, 2017

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 Genevieve Trainor | Jan 17, 2017

Women's March -- Iowa Capitol Building, Des Moines -- Saturday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. Moment of Silence and Walk up the Hill in Iowa City English Philosophy Building parking...