Iowa Ideas 2018
September 20 - 21 | Cedar Rapids

Iowa Ideas is a nonpartisan, statewide learning experience designed to explore the key questions and big ideas that will shape the future of Iowa.

Created by The Gazette, Iowa Ideas consists of in-depth, solutions-focused journalism and events. Engaged citizens, community advocates and industry leaders are invited to join us.

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Split: research efforts and their connection to economic development

In a University of Iowa clinic in Coralville this past summer, health care providers became the first in the nation to begin using autonomous artifici... READ MORE

Iowa's affordable housing struggle

Demetrius Cuevas is a Navy veteran suffering from PTSD and with an aging mother in need of care.... READ MORE

Mother, child and the state of maternal health care in Iowa

Cailee and Tanner Wenger live in Water's Edge, a picturesque development north of Washington, Iowa, that has residents trading in lake life for "pond ... READ MORE

The cost of clean water

In Cedar County, water discharging from the city of Tipton's wastewater facility contains traces of ammonia above the level allowed by federal water q... READ MORE

Charging up: What Iowa will need as it sees more electric vehicles

When Roger Brown had his first electric car, a Nissan Leaf, he would have to drive to Cedar Falls - more than 30 miles from his home in Allison - to c... READ MORE

Five Ideas from the 2018 Iowa Ideas Conference

In September, hundreds of Iowans convened in Cedar Rapids at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Convention Complex for in-depth discussions about the oppo... READ MORE

Autonomous vehicles are coming. Cities need to start planning. Now

The day autonomous vehicles outnumber manned vehicles is coming, and experts say transportation and urban planners, public policy makers and others mu... READ MORE

University of Iowa campus drug violations drop, alcohol referrals up

IOWA CITY - University of Iowa police drug-abuse arrests and disciplinary referrals have dropped dramatically in recent years, even as its on-campus, ... READ MORE

Iowa schools not choosing to arm teachers

CEDAR RAPIDS - Iowa school districts have the local authority to arm classroom teachers and school personnel as a way to deter school shooting inciden... READ MORE

Iowa Ideas: In a #MeToo world, men, too, must be involved

CEDAR RAPIDS - In a society where sexual abuse and sexual harassment still are prevalent, we each have a lot of work to do, said speakers at the 'Iowa... READ MORE

Iowa farmers tighten belts amid trade and tariff uncertainty

CEDAR RAPIDS - Most Iowa farmers are weathering the economic hit brought on by international trade and tariff wars, but crop and livestock producers w... READ MORE

Iowa Ideas: The key to growing rural Iowa, Des Moines Social Club founder says, is in leadership

CEDAR RAPIDS - Zachary Mannheimer believes any rural town in America can thrive as long as it has two things: a strong development plan and a leader t... READ MORE

Iowa water quality work needs more money, emphasis

CEDAR RAPIDS - Iowa is making incremental progress in improving the state's water quality, but the funding being dedicated to the problem is woefully ... READ MORE

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 childhood trauma instead o... READ MORE

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