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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.

Ron Paul plans third Iowa stop

By Lynda Waddington | 10.11.10 | 3:25 pm

Former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has announced a second stop on his Oct. 29 visit to the Hawkeye State.

Paul had previously announced he would speak at the Iowa Memorial Union on the University of Iowa campus, and now also plans to headline a fundraiser for Chad Steenhoek, Republican candidate for Iowa House District 46, and Tim Gartin, Republican candidate for Iowa Senate District 23.

“Liberty PAC and I are proud to assist candidates with a distinct understanding of the freedom and prosperity that thrive when government is restrained,” Paul said. “Iowans are fortunate this year to have … conservatives running for the Iowa legislature.”

Steenhoek has been a resident of Ames since 1985 and graduated from Ames High School in 1992. He owns Steenhoek Environmental, which revamps yard and agricultural waste into humus compost for farmers and landscapers. In addition to Paul, the Steenhoek campaign has also been endorsed by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and the National Rifle Association.

Gartin, an Iowa native, practices real estate law in Ames. It is unknown if his campaign has garnered any additional national nods of approval.

Iowa House District 46 is currently represented by Rep. Lisa Heddens, D-Ames, and includes the north side of Ames, Gilbert, Madrid and Luther.

Iowa Senate District 23 is currently represented by Sen. Herman Quirmbach, D-Ames, and includes the cities of Ames, and Gilbert in Story County and the towns of Luther, Napier, Madrid and parts of Sheldahl in Boone County.

The exact time and location of the fundraiser has not yet been announced.

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  • NadePaulKuciGravMcKi

    This should tell you how
    dire the situation is in DC.

    Thank you Iowa.

    ~ memories of Oskaloosa

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