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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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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...

Iowa communities and businesses work together to find solutions for child care shortages

Five years ago, child care was in even shorter supply in Pella....

Child care center plays a key role in Carroll, Iowa's economic success

CARROLL - Community support has kept the Carroll Area Child Care Center and Preschool thriving for the past four decades in t...

Unregulated providers fill in to meet Iowa's child care needs. Should we be worried?

When looking for someone they can trust to take care of their children, thousands of Iowa parents are logging onto Facebook....

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New models may change how Iowa’s children are protected

CEDAR RAPIDS - To be successful in protecting the state's children, Iowans need to focus more on preventing child abuse and c...

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