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Bidding the iconic University of Iowa Field House pool a fond farewell

An iconic landmark built in 1927 is set to disappear when the swimming pool in the University of Iowa Field House will be updated and converted to a fitness center, according to a budget approved in June by the Iowa Board of Regents Property and Facilities Committee. Projected to run at least $10 million, the update will be funded by gifts and earnings to recreational services and income on university investments. […]

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Iowa ACLU leader steps down after less than two years

On Monday night, Jeremy Rosen announced his decision to leave the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Iowa where he’s worked since January 2015. In a social media post, Rosen called the decision “some difficult news.” In 2015, Rosen replaced Ben Stone, who had worked as the group’s director for 18 years until his resignation […]

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Post-Pulse: Gun classes for LGBTQs promoted in Iowa

In the wake of the tragic shootings in Orlando, a transgender writer in Florida has compiled a list of hundreds of gun owners and instructors across the country who volunteered to instruct lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer folk (LGBTQ) in the basics of firearm operations and safety at little or no charge. Two days […]

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Iowa lawmaker attempts to block Tubman from $20 bill

Rep. Steve King, the conservative lawmaker from Iowa’s fourth congressional district, attempted to block the redesign of the $20 bill this week, but was rebuffed. In April, the U.S. Treasury Department announced it would place abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the front of the bill and move Andrew Jackson, the country’s seventh president and a slave […]

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New report puts Iowa last for mental health facilities

One year after the closing of two state hospitals, in Clarinda and Mount Pleasant, a new report shows that Iowa now trails the rest of the country in mental health facilities. A June 2016 report from the Treatment Advocacy Center, “Trends and Consequences of Eliminating State Psychiatric Beds,” ranks Iowa consistently last or in the […]

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