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Iowa Ideas

ISU and UI leaders: Commercialized research won’t solve universities’ funding problems

CEDAR RAPIDS - Those looking for a 'silver bullet' to Iowa's higher education funding crisis won't find it in the commercialization of university rese... READ MORE

Researcher: Tweaking farming practices could have big water quality impact

CEDAR RAPIDS - Ending two farming practices would reduce harmful nitrates in Iowa's rivers and streams by 10 to 20 percent in just one year, predicted... READ MORE

Iowa Regent doesn’t see tuition increasing 7 percent

CEDAR RAPIDS - Students attending Iowa's public universities likely will see tuition increases, but they won't be the annualized 7 percent over five y... READ MORE

Imbalance continues in K-12 school funding, Iowa Ideas panel says

CEDAR RAPIDS - If education funding in Iowa received a grade, some education experts and legislators said Friday that it would be a poor one.... READ MORE

State education advocates discuss school choice and voucher systems in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS - The idea of Iowa adopting a school voucher program - and taking money away from public schools - gives an Iowa school administrator pau... READ MORE

Send health insurance back to states, Iowa Commissioner Doug Ommen says

Iowa's insurance commissioner said Friday he has lost faith in Congress' ability to fix the nation's health care system.... READ MORE

LIVE UPDATES: Friday’s Iowa Ideas conference sessions

Live updates from Friday's sessions of the Iowa Ideas conference in downtown Cedar Rapids. To add your updates, use the Twitter hashtag #iowaideas17.... READ MORE

Immigrants ‘propping up’ Iowa population growth

CEDAR RAPIDS - Immigration accounted for more than 40 percent of the state's population growth since 2010, and those new Iowans could provide a counte... READ MORE

What’s needed for autonomous cars to come to Iowa?

CEDAR RAPIDS - Autonomous vehicles have the potential to send waves of change through Iowa and the country, but the technology still is like a 16-year... READ MORE

Iowa’s human services director Foxhoven takes tough stand with Medicaid insurers

CEDAR RAPIDS - Iowa's human services chief took a tough negotiating stance Thursday, saying he will not ease the state's oversight and accountability ... READ MORE

Climate change affecting Iowans now

CEDAR RAPIDS - While the topic of climate change continues to be debated across the nation, scientists at an Iowa Ideas panel Thursday discussed how t... READ MORE

$200 million Apple deal debated during Iowa Ideas panel

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Iowa Chamber Alliance's chief executive on Thursday defended the use of $200 million in financial incentives to lure an Apple data ... READ MORE

Replay Live Stream: Iowa Ideas discussion on soil and water conservation

Watch a live stream replay as Art Cullen, Matt Helmers, Ken Moore, Dustin Miller, and Greg Wandrey compare and contrast different conservation methods... READ MORE

LIVE UPDATES: Thursday's Iowa Ideas conference sessions

Live updates from Thursday's sessions of the Iowa Ideas conference in downtown Cedar Rapids. To add your updates, use the Twitter hashtag #iowaideas17... READ MORE

Alec Ross: Data will power industries of the future

CEDAR RAPIDS - Just like land and resources powered industries before it, data will power the businesses of the future, innovation expert Alec Ross sa... READ MORE

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