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‘We want change’: North Liberty school students walk-out to protest school shootings and political inaction

One of the busiest intersections in North Liberty became the site of a loud, determined protest on Friday afternoon. Students from North Central Junior High School and Liberty High School walked out of class at 2 p.m., and gathered at the corner of Forevergreen Rd. and Hwy. 965 to protest gun violence and the lack of political action following recent school shootings. […]

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‘Incredibly reckless’: Iowa State Senate tax bill would slash revenue by more than $1 billion

The tax bill that will be voted on by the Iowa State Senate this week would cut state revenues by almost $1.2 billion a year when fully implemented, according to an analysis by the Legislative Services Agency released on Tuesday. […]

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Rockwell Collins, which received millions in Iowa taxpayer dollars last year, announces it will move its executive offices to Florida

Rockwell Collins will move its executive management division from Cedar Rapids to Florida as part of the new corporate structure following its planned merger with United Technologies Corp., it was announced on Thursday. The company has been headquartered in Cedar Rapids, since it was founded in 1933 as Collins Radio. […]

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Paola Mendoza, Women’s March organizer and Flyover Fest speaker, discusses the art of resistance

Since the historic Women’s March in 2017, Paola Mendoza’s art and activism has stretched from the Grammy Awards to New York Fashion Week to the star-studded People’s State of the Union. In April, she will discuss intersectionality and with Iowa City audiences as part of the Together We Rise book tour. […]

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Gov. Reynolds doesn’t have a plan to address school shootings, but thinks students and the federal government could do more

At her weekly press conference on Monday, Gov. Kim Reynolds said the federal government needs “to take the responsibility to do some things” to prevent future mass school shooting like the one in Parkland, Florida last week. She also called on “parents and students, school faculty and staff and members of the community to be especially vigilant for signs of potential violence.” […]

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‘What do we want? Safety!’: Iowa City students protest political inaction in the wake of school shootings

On Monday at 11 a.m., students walked out of classes at two Iowa City schools, City High School and Southeast Junior High School, in response to the mass shooting at a Florida school last week and failure of politicians to enact effective gun laws in the wake of previous school shootings. […]

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