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Questions mount ahead of imminent Medicaid changes

This is the second in a two-part series on the privatization of Medicaid in Iowa, which is set to begin this week. The first part can be found here. Fear of the unknown This coming Friday, Iowa will be privatizing its Medicaid healthcare system. To one side, it’s seen as an inevitable fix for the […]

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Looming Medicaid changes leave Johnson County patients in limbo

This is the first in a two-part series on the privatization of Medicaid in Iowa, which is set to begin this Friday, Apr. 1. Iowa’s Medicaid program is being torn apart for the sake of profits. That’s according to Della Mull, and she is not happy about it. The 63-year-old is a board member for […]

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Your last minute guide to Iowa caucusing

The day is finally here: the Iowa caucuses take place tonight, Feb. 1. If you need a refresher on how to partake in the political tradition, here’s your cheat sheet for getting out there tonight. Note: One of many unique things about the Iowa caucuses is that the rules vary by county. This guide is […]

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Gov. Branstad signs executive order to combat school bullying

In an effort to combat bullying in Iowa schools, Gov. Terry Branstad signed an executive order Monday that establishes the Governor’s Office for Bullying Prevention, designed to provide schools with resources to create a more “Safe and respectful” learning environment. Branstad signed the order alongside Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds while attending a ceremony at […]

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Bernie Sanders schedules late-May trip to Iowa City

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 Senate approves ban on gay conversion therapy

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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Election 2014: How Johnson County voted

Huzzah! The 2014 election is over, and we can finally move on with the real business at hand: complaining and/or celebrating about the results while we dread the oncoming Iowa caucuses (only about 14 months away, friends!). Needless to say, Iowa Democrats had a very bad day yesterday, losing every congressional contest with the exception […]

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