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Cathy Glasson formally kicks off gubernatorial campaign, vowing to fight for everyday Iowans

Cathy Glasson, who up until now had been running an exploratory campaign, formally announced her official candidacy Tuesday evening in Cedar Rapids, with simultaneous events in seven additional Iowa towns. The announcement kicked off a Day of Action, with volunteers striking out in those towns to knock on doors on behalf of her campaign. […]

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“People want something different”: Prospective Democratic candidate for governor Cathy Glasson holds a listening session in Iowa City

Cathy Glasson is a prospective Democratic candidate for governor, but she wants people to know she’s not a politician. “I think that’s actually a good thing, in some respects,” Glasson told the diverse crowd of approximately 35 people gathered at Lucky’s Market to hear her speak on Wednesday evening. […]

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Democratic candidate for governor John Norris talks Iowa values, changing the culture of farming and how to win in 2018

Speaking at the Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union Hall in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday night, Democratic candidate for governor John Norris said, “I spent a couple of months testing the waters about my candidacy. After testing the waters, I found them high in nitrates and bacteria.” […]

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Democratic candidate for governor John Norris to speak in Cedar Rapids

Campaign stop by Democratic candidate for governor John Norris RWDSU-WFCW Union Hall (526 F Ave. NW, Cedar Rapids) — Tuesday, July 11 at 5:30 p.m. Democratic candidate for governor John Norris is coming to Cedar Rapids Tuesday as part of his six day tour across Iowa. Norris will speak on “Our fight for a livable […]

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Rich Leopold entering race for Iowa Governor

Defining himself as a “fiscally conservative Democrat” and an “outsider,” Rich Leopold announced his plan to run for Iowa governor in the 2018 election. “I’m a scientist by trade. I’m not a legislator. I’m not a politician. I’m actually a doer. I get things done by bringing people together. I’ve been doing this my whole […]

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State of Iowa opens door for braiders to pursue ‘dignifying profession’ without hurdles

For many black women, the sweltering summer heat means hair appointments with braiders specializing in cornrows, micro braids, faux locs, box braids and Senegalese twists — to name a few. And as of July 1 braiders in Iowa won’t have to risk jail time for cashing in on the steady customer flow without a cosmetology […]

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City, county politicians write in support of pot oil access in Iowa

A letter was released on Wednesday with signatures from more than 100 city and county elected officials writing in support of expanding Iowa’s medical marijuana program. The letter calls for a bill that will allow for “medical cannabis to be produced, distributed and possessed in Iowa for debilitating medical conditions.” “We believe comprehensive legislation will […]

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Gov. candidate Jack Hatch to visit Sanctuary Pub

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch, along with his running mate, Cedar Rapids Councilwoman Monica Vernon, will be holding a fundraiser at Iowa City’s Sanctuary Pub, located at 405 S. Gilbert, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night. State Senators Joe Bolkcom and Robert Dvorsky are listed as hosts of the event. Hatch, a state senator […]

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