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Open letter to readers: Today and tomorrow

By Lynda Waddington | 11.17.11

Wednesday was a difficult day for The American Independent News Network, which is the larger entity that operates The Iowa Independent. Our chief executive and founder announced two of our sister sites would close and their content would be moved to The American Independent.

ACS lockout continues; plan emerges to repeal sugar protections

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By Virginia Chamlee | 11.15.11

A recently introduced bill could have far-reaching impact on the U.S. sugar industry, including American Crystal Sugar, a farmer-owned cooperative that locked out 1,300 Midwest workers on Aug. 1.

Cain campaign: Farmers know more about regulations than EPA

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By Andrew Duffelmeyer | 11.15.11

The chairman for Herman Cain’s Iowa effort says the campaign “relied more on the word of farmers than Washington regulators” in deciding to run an ad containing claims the Environmental Protection Agency says are false.

Mathis wins, Democrats maintain Senate control

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By Lynda Waddington | 11.08.11

The Iowa Senate will remain under the control of a slim 26-25 Democratic majority when it reconvenes in January 2012.

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PR: Nation should work to address veterans’ challenges

By Press Release Reprints | 11.11.11

BRUCE BRALEY RELEASE — As US involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan ends, it’s more important than ever that our nation works to address the challenges faced by the men and women who fought there.

PR: Honoring veterans, help in hiring

By Press Release Reprints | 11.11.11

CHUCK GRASSLEY RELEASE — A difficult job market is challenging the soldiers, sailors and airmen who have protected America’s interests by serving in the Armed Forces.

PR: In honor of America’s veterans

By Press Release Reprints | 11.11.11

TOM LATHAM RELEASE — No one has done more to secure the freedom enjoyed by every single American than our veterans and those currently serving in the armed services.

PR: Honoring and supporting our nation’s veterans

By Press Release Reprints | 11.11.11

DAVE LOEBSACK RELEASE — Veterans Day is an opportunity to reflect on the service of generations of veterans and to honor the sacrifices they and their families have made so that we may live in peace and freedom here at home.

Democrat will challenge Burt in HD21 primary

By Jason Hancock | 03.17.10 | 8:54 am

John Deeth, who has been following candidate filings closer than anyone in the state, reported last night that Democrat Anesa Kajtazovic of Waterloo has filed to run for state House District 21, a seat held by embattled state Rep. Kerry Burt, D-Waterloo.

Burt was arrested for drunk driving last February, and later, police video emerged showing Burt repeatedly attempting to bargain with the arresting officer to let him off. While being held by police, Burt called House Speaker Pat Murphy, D-Dubuque, who did not answer, and Department of Public Safety Communications Director Courtney Greene.

His arrest actually led to legislative action. Burt was arrested following a reception at Embassy Suites in downtown Des Moines that was paid for by the Iowa Pharmacy Association and attended by 20 lawmakers and Gov. Chet Culver. After media inquiries surrounding Burt’s whereabouts before his arrest it was discovered that the event was never properly disclosed, a violation of state law.

At 23, Kajtazovic would be the youngest woman to ever serve in the Iowa House. Her family immigrated to the U.S. from war-torn Bosnia during the late 1990s and she eventually graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in three years with a double major in public administration and business administration.

Republican Lyn Tackett of Waterloo has also filed to run for the seat.

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Comments

  • RegularJoe

    and….counter to the claims of the “leader” of the Iowa Democratic Party, Democrats *DO* believe in primary races.

  • annawoods04

    I wonder if state races won’t swing hard this year as well, if from coat-tails alone.Then in Texas, it’s mostly Republicans already at the national level, and many state offices, too. But for some folks in state districts being represented by Dems who’ve historically been ’safe’, this might be a good year to oust those guys as well.

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  • annawoods04

    I wonder if state races won’t swing hard this year as well, if from coat-tails alone.Then in Texas, it’s mostly Republicans already at the national level, and many state offices, too. But for some folks in state districts being represented by Dems who’ve historically been ’safe’, this might be a good year to oust those guys as well.

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