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Iowa’s Kinnick was more Kaepernick than Mayfield

Football has been mired in all the wrong kinds of controversy this year.National Anthem protests by dozens of NFL players draw harsh criticism from th ...

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Cornell sorority aims to feed children, needs your help

Forget all the pop culture #x201c;mean girl#x201d; nonsense you've heard about sororities. The women of Beta Psi Eta at Cornell College are do-gooders ...

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Fast track to meaningful clean water effort? Don’t bet on it

There's suddenly talk of putting water quality on a fast track to early passage at the Iowa Statehouse when lawmakers return to the Golden Dome of Wis ...

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Iowa Republicans have a chance to fix marijuana law

The mantra of the drug reform movement has remained the same for years - tax and regulate. Now we're finding that might not work.Iowa officials recent ...

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This year of uppity women

Survivors of sexual harassment and assault didn't need a magazine cover story to justify or validate ongoing cultural shifts. Blunt and comprehensive ...

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Young voices squashed in Iowa City rental debate

Iowa City politicians are rushing to mess up the fragile progress they've made at improving the housing market.The City Council voted this week to app ...

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Hart wins handily in Cedar Rapids mayoral race, Vernon exits the electoral stage

There were two mayoral victory parties in Cedar Rapids Tuesday night, but only one victor. Such is democracy. You're either staring into your fail ale ...

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Iowa is losing the war against meth

Law enforcement officials have led a major crackdown on meth labs in recent years, yet Iowans continue to struggle with meth abuse, according to the s ...

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Salmon is OK with doctors lying

Janesville Republican Sandy Salmon wants to reverse a court ruling that requires doctors and other medical professionals to tell pregnant parents the ...

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Three ways Iowa can keep young workers

It seems counterintuitive, but it's true. Eastern Iowa mayors say their communities are suffering from too little unemployment.Three mayors gathered i ...

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Sen. Grassley, our overtaxed sanity is a bigger problem than overtaxed estates

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley's recent remarks on the estate tax are getting lots of attention. Just Google 'booze.#x201d;#x201c;I think not having the est ...

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Mural swastika jolts a quiet Cedar Rapids council race

Want to spice up a sleepy City Council runoff campaign? Toss in a swastika. In this case, the swastika appears on a mural in the Cedar Rapids City Cou ...

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Is the FCC killing the internet? Iowans watching closely

Federal regulators are looking to reverse net neutrality, and people are taking notice.Iowans' Google searches about net neutrality surged to an all-t ...

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Sexual harassment makes Iowa Capitol no place for teens

Each year the Iowa Senate, House and Legislative Services Agency employ high school juniors and seniors as pages. Unless persistent and significant wo ...

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Could have supported interest deduction cap

One piece of the Trump administration and U.S. House Republican proposed federal tax overhaul I agreed with appears to have already fallen amid an ons ...

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