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IOWA IDEAS 2019
OCTOBER 3-4 CEDAR RAPIDS

To provide a nonpartisan, statewide learning experience

designed to explore the key questions and big ideas that will shape the future of Iowa.

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Health care costs weigh on Iowa's young professionals as they look to start their careers

CEDAR RAPIDS - After Molly Monk, 25-year-old NewBoCo assistant director of development, began fainting up to 10 times a day, ...

First responders often the last to get help for mental health, trauma

Muscatine Assistant Fire Chief Mike Hartman remembers the shock on his crew's faces the day more than 16 years ago they lost ...

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Tom Vilsack: Iowa faces 'incredible' future, if it has the will

CEDAR RAPIDS - What Iowa needs, Tom Vilsack says, is a little genius....

How ‘access centers’ plan to take on Iowa’s mental health crisis

Steven Miller was 19 when he 'started getting really sick.' But for years before that, he'd had a sense that something would ...

The talent pipeline that connects Iowa’s education and workforce

Editor's note: Iowans' Ideas is a guest column featuring the views of different Iowans each edition of The Gazette's Iowa Ide...

Big-pharma drug pricing hurts Iowa's smallest pharmacies. Here's what they're doing about it.

In many ways, a pharmacist serves as a front-line health care provider....

The key to ending Iowa’s workforce shortage relies on expanding talent and skills

Editor's note: Iowans' Ideas is a guest column featuring the views of different Iowans each edition of The Gazette's Iowa Ide...

Backyard beekeeping is on the rise in Iowa

The number of apiaries - collections of honeybee hives often found in amateurs' backyards - in Iowa has steadily increased ov...

This rural Iowa school district is hiring licensed therapists to support students’ mental health

On one of the last afternoons of the school year, five women sat around a table in an Amana Elementary classroom, trading tip...

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