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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.

One Iowa to rally next month in support of same-sex marriage

By Jason Hancock | 07.22.10 | 10:41 am

One Iowa, the state’s largest LGBT-rights organization, has announced a series of rallies around the state designed to counter the gatherings planned by anti-gay group National Organization for Marriage (NOM).

NOM announced in June that it would hold rallies in 22 states around the country to build public opposition to same-sex marriage. The group will be in Des Moines Aug. 1 and Sioux City Aug. 3. One Iowa plans to hold counter rallies in both cities, and additionally will organize events in Davenport, Waterloo and Iowa City.

“Marriage is the ultimate expression of a couple’s love, commitment, and responsibility for one another,” said One Iowa Executive Director Carolyn Jenison. “The freedom to marry in Iowa allows all committed couples to celebrate the promise they make to each other – together with family, friends, neighbors, and their community. We’re not about to let an out-of-touch, out-of-state extremist group change that. We’re confident Iowans will reject NOM’s divisive message at the polls this November and will embrace a forward-thinking agenda that includes all families.”

NOM spent nearly $100,000 into an Iowa House special election in September and announced last year that it would launch a new initiative called The Reclaim Iowa Project. The group aims to force Iowans to pass a state constitutional amendment reversing the unanimous ruling of the Iowa Supreme Court that the state’s Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, has pledged his support for the initiative and lent his voice to a robocall for the organization.

It also targeted 33 members of the Iowa House with an e-mail campaign hoping to convince them to allow a vote on a constitutional amendment. The effort failed to garner enough support to force a vote on the issue.

Below are One Iowa’s scheduled events:

Des Moines
Sunday, August 1, 3:00 p.m.
Western Gateway Park
12th Street, between Grand and Locust, Des Moines

Quad Cities
Monday, August 2, 11:00 a.m.
Davenport Police Department Community Room
416 Harrison Street, Davenport

Sioux City
Tuesday, August 3, 11:00 a.m.
Anderson Dance Pavilion
401 Gordon Drive, Sioux City

Waterloo/Cedar Falls
Wednesday, August 4, 11:00 a.m.
Waterloo Public Library
415 Commercial Street, Waterloo

Iowa City
Thursday, August 5, 11:00 a.m.
Iowa City Public Library
123 South Linn Street, Iowa City

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  • rextrek1

    The President of Argentina just SIGNED FULL EQUALITY on MARRIAGE & ADOPTION RIGHTS for it's LGBT Citizens…..
    … a 49yr old american TAX PAYING citizen this thoroughly Disgusts me – how FAR BEHIND OUR country is on EQUALITY for ALL Citizens….Liberty & Justice for all…my ass….they ARE EMPTY MEANINGLESS WORDS..that make america sound better then it actually is in reality…it's a LIE! I could really puke. IF I come into some kind of “windfall”….Im taking that money and getting the Hell out of this Hateful,bigoted Lie of a country!

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