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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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Iowa Ideas

Creating welcoming communities for immigrants

CEDAR RAPIDS - 'Diversity takes more than an open door,' said Molly Hilligoss, Midwest regional manager for Welcoming America...

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Iowa biofuel industry applauds Trump for renewable fuel deal

CEDAR RAPIDS - Iowa biofuels industry officials Friday hailed as positive a Trump administration commitment to restore renewa...

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Experts: Overcome mental health stigma by talking and listening

CEDAR RAPIDS - Stigma surrounds mental health because nobody is taught how to handle sadness and pain and the resources are d...

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Former Gov. Vilsack challenges Iowans to create a zero-emission farming future

CEDAR RAPIDS - Former Iowa governor and U.S. agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack is challenging Iowans to commit to creating a ...

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Cofounders of ‘Humanize my Hoodie’ ask Iowans to collaborate for change during Iowa Ideas keynote

CEDAR RAPIDS - In 1841, Boston boot-maker John Augustus became the country's first probation officer. ...

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Iowans urged to ‘get involved’ as caucuses near

CEDAR RAPIDS - With four months left until Iowa's first-in-the-nation Feb. 3 presidential caucuses, the state's political par...

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Iowa still considering third Medicaid manager

CEDAR RAPIDS - Iowa's Medicaid system made a fairly smooth transition to a new managed care organization in part because stat...

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Gov. Kim Reynolds: Surplus may open tax-cut possibilities

CEDAR RAPIDS - Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday she is assessing whether the state has the financial capacity to consider more...

In Iowa free land giveaways can be imperfect fix for rural housing shortage

A significant number of homes across Iowa have seen better days....

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