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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.

Santorum making another Iowa stop

By Jason Hancock | 07.26.10 | 3:17 pm

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GOP Attorney General candidate Brenna Findley announced Monday that former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum will headline a fundraiser for her campaign Aug. 17 in Sioux Center. The trip will be the fifth to the Hawkeye State for Santorum, who is openly mulling a run for president in 2012.

He was in Des Moines last month to speak at the Republican Party of Iowa’s statewide convention. He made headlines shortly before his arrival by declaring in an interview with a local conservative blogger that President Barack Obama can’t, “identify with the average American because of his own background. Indonesia and Hawaii.”

Also last month, he keynoted the Scott County Lincoln Club Luncheon and held a fundraiser for state Senate candidate Sandy Greiner. Last October,  he delivered two speeches: one at an event sponsored by Iowa Right to Life and another at an event sponsored by the American Future Fund. He headlined an Iowa Christian Alliance fundraiser in March and spoke at a luncheon hosted by the Pottawattamie County Republican Party a week later.

Findley, who held a fundraiser last month with U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is hoping to unseat Democratic Attorney General Tom Miller. Details of the Santorum visit have not yet been announced.

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