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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.

Numerous campaign ads hit Iowa television

By Jason Hancock | 09.24.10 | 12:00 pm

Several campaigns launched television ads this week, with the latest coming Thursday from U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell. The ad, entitled “Personal Responsibility,” compares 3rd District Republican challenger Brad Zaun‘s calls for a return to personal responsibility with reports of Zaun’s personal history of past-due bills, threats of foreclosure and a federal lien for unpaid taxes.

The ad comes after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released its own TV ad smacking Zaun for statements he made about flood recovery. Zaun’s campaign has criticized both ads.

Also up on the air this week is U.S. Rep. Tom Latham, whose ad is focused on the Ames Republican’s fiscal record, specifically, votes against bailouts, the federal stimulus and health care reform. Latham never mentions his Democratic opponent this November, Bill Maske.

And U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley is back with two new ads (his fifth and sixth of the fall campaign ), both touting his efforts to bring business to the state. Grassley faces off with Democrat Roxanne Conlin this fall.

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