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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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What does poverty look like in Iowa?

Editor's note: Iowans' Ideas is a guest column featuring the views of different Iowans each edition of Iowa Ideas magazine. T...

How Iowa can address the opioid epidemic

Editor's note: Iowans' Ideas is a guest column featuring the views of different Iowans each edition of Iowa Ideas magazine. T...

Why Iowa should invest in its human services workforce

Iowans' Ideas: Guest columns featuring the views of different Iowans in each edition of Iowa Ideas magazine. ...

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 ...

Rural Iowa seeks ways to prevent, cope with suicides

Marion County's suicide rate is lower than the statewide rate. But when a Knoxville teen and recent high school graduate died...

Iowa sees rise in deaths by suicide, but some have hope

Daniel Jasper of Cedar Rapids wasn't counted among Iowa's 423 deaths by suicide in 2011. The 16-year-old was in a residential...

Solving food deserts in Iowa: When small towns lose grocery stores, where do residents turn?

When Lone Tree, an Eastern Iowa city of about 1,300, saw LT's Fine Grocery close in October, it became another rural communit...

Opportunities for rural Iowa: Our child care crisis will not fix itself

As with most other places in the United States, Iowa's data about the well-being of women and girls presents two contradictor...

100 miles from the nearest shelter. The story of domestic violence in rural Iowa

For Jones County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Feldmann, responding to a domestic disturbance often brings back memories of chaos an...

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