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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

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

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

Liz Mathis
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.

Marriage equality in Iowa: One year later

By Staff report | 04.02.10 | 4:00 pm

Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the Iowa Supreme Court’s decision in Varnum v. Brien, which effectively legalized same-sex marriage in the Hawkeye State.

As supporters celebrate and opponents condemn the court’s decision, we felt it might be interesting to take a look back at The Iowa Independent’s team coverage of the historic event. We are particularly proud of our work that day, and last summer it was awarded first place in the “Beat Reporting” category by the Association of State Capitol Reporters and Editors, a national organization of state capitol journalists.

All stories appeared April 3, 2009:

- Full text of the Iowa Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision

- Iowa Supreme Court: Same-sex couples can marry

- Top Dems appear to close door on possible constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage

- King fears Iowa to become ‘gay marriage Mecca’

- Cedar Rapids couple proud to be a part of Iowa history

- Iowa GOP blames Democrats for court ruling

- McCoy invites outsiders to ‘think about coming to Iowa to get married’

- Same-sex marriage opponents face uphill fight in Iowa


  • annawoods04

    I had no idea Iowa was so progressive and fundamentally fair. I believe I had read about the make up of the Iowa Supreme Court. However, I am sure you are correct. Clearly, you know who is sitting on your own State Supreme Court. I certainly did not intend to offend you and I appreciate your correction.

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