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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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

Iowa Ideas: IEDA director says state’s future rests on recruiting workers

CEDAR RAPIDS - The state's future relies on its ability to attract and maintain workers, Iowa Economic Development Authority director Debi Durham said... READ MORE

The 2018 Iowa Ideas Conference is Underway

The Iowa Ideas 2018 Conference is underway.... READ MORE

USDA is putting money into developing new markets

Agricultural groups from Iowa and other states plan to ramp up trips to find new export markets in the midst of disputes with traditional trading part... READ MORE

Cedar Rapids to Iowa City bus route begins Oct. 1

CEDAR RAPIDS - In less than two weeks, commuters between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City will be able to hop a bus and avoid Interstate 380 traffic.... READ MORE

Iowa Ideas 2018 conference tickets now on sale

Sept. 20-21, 2018: Thursday morning through midday Friday Pricing and registration... READ MORE

Outsourcing at ACT leads to 23 job cuts

ACT will eliminate 23 jobs in Iowa City as part of an outsourcing effort the company first announced two years ago.... READ MORE

Keeping time: Tradition of big band and polka dances surviving, but smaller

A hundred years ago, Bill Ackerman's ancestors farmed the land surrounding his present-day home, which they also built.... READ MORE

Some towns continue to shrink, but many Iowans are choosing to stay

BANCROFT - When Krista Looft first moved to the north-central Iowa town of Bancroft in 2012, she was a little concerned about starting a life here.... READ MORE

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