Bernie Sanders schedules late-May trip to Iowa City

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders will return to Iowa later this month as part of a four-day campaign swing across New Hampshire and the Hawkeye State. The Vermont senator will visit his hometown of Burlington, Vermont on Wednesday, May 26 for a campaign kickoff celebration before spending the next four days in New Hampshire and Iowa, including a […]

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Iowa poised to meet carbon reduction goals

Iowa wind farm

Due to future investments and an increase in wind energy production over the last decade, Iowa is poised to reach its EPA-proposed carbon dioxide reduction goal of 16 percent (compared to 2012 levels) by 2030. A report released Monday by the non-profit Iowa Wind Energy Association (IWEA) indicates that Iowa, which generated 28.5 percent of […]

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Iowa City pastor Max Villatoro deported to Honduras

Petition signatures on delivery

Iowa City resident and Mennonite pastor Max Villatoro has been deported to his home country of Honduras despite widespread protest, according to a news brief released this afternoon by the Center for Worker Justice (CWJ). David Leopold, Villatoro’s lawyer, received the following confirmation email from ICE officials, according to the CWJ: Good afternoon. This is […]

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Iowa Senate approves ban on gay conversion therapy

Iowa Capitol

The Iowa Senate approved a bill Tuesday that would ban Iowa mental health providers from using therapy in an attempt to change a child’s sexual orientation. Senate File 334, which passed 26-24 with all Democrats voting in favor and all Republicans against, would ban health professionals from engaging in “sexual orientation change efforts” on children […]

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