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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.

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Texas Planned Parenthood clinic hit with Molotov cocktail

By Patrick Michels | 07.28.11 | 8:09 am

A Planned Parenthood clinic just north of Dallas was the target of a Molotov cocktail late Tuesday night, police said, an attack that left a glass door broken but didn’t start a fire inside the office.

Shattered glass outside the McKinney Planned Parenthood clinic/Courtesy Planned Parenthood of North Texas, via WFAA

McKinney Police spokesman Lt. Mark Moyle told The Texas Independent officers are still investigating the “possible arson.”

Moyle said the fire, which was reported just before 10 p.m., was started by a “broken glas bottle that contained some kind of accelerant,” and was extinguished by a fire crew before officers arrived.

“We did have reports from the staff that there were protesters out front” earlier in the day, Moyle said, “although we have no indication at this point that the protesters were involved.”

Planned Parenthood of North Texas spokeswoman Holly Morgan didn’t immediately return a call for comment, but Morgan told the McKinney Courier-Gazette this afternoon that the attack was the first of its kind here:

“We have not had this kind of violence at any of the other locations in the past,” she said. “I believe we’ve had some vandalism in the past but that was a decade or so ago. We have never had any kind of attack to this degree.”

Morgan told WFAA the attack on the clinic, which does not perform abortions but often draws protesters, was “alarming.”

Comments

  • Anonymous

    Was this yet another attack by a Christian terrorist? Wonder what Vegas would set the odds at…

  • http://www.facebook.com/rewinn Randall E. Winn

    This is a terrorist attack. Will Fox New report it?

  • Anonymous

    Fact: Planned Parenthood, as a company, does perform abortions.
    Fact: The increase of sex education and manufacturing and distributing of condoms, Pills, and other birth control has been linked to increasing abortion rates.
    Fact: The Catholic Pro-life Committee has denounced this act of terrorism.
    Fact: The Pro-life Movement, as a whole, is peaceful and this activity is not common.
    Fact: Abortion is the killing of an unborn child that has a beating heart and brain waves. Anyone with a beating heart and brain waves is viable and alive.

  • Anonymous

    Fact: Planned Parenthood, as a company, does perform abortions.
    Fact: The increase of sex education and manufacturing and distributing of condoms, Pills, and other birth control has been linked to increasing abortion rates.
    Fact: The Catholic Pro-life Committee has denounced this act of terrorism.
    Fact: The Pro-life Movement, as a whole, is peaceful and this activity is not common.
    Fact: Abortion is the killing of an unborn child that has a beating heart and brain waves. Anyone with a beating heart and brain waves is viable and alive.

  • Anonymous

    Fact: Planned Parenthood, as a company, does perform abortions.
    Fact: The increase of sex education and manufacturing and distributing of condoms, Pills, and other birth control has been linked to increasing abortion rates.
    Fact: The Catholic Pro-life Committee has denounced this act of terrorism.
    Fact: The Pro-life Movement, as a whole, is peaceful and this activity is not common.
    Fact: Abortion is the killing of an unborn child that has a beating heart and brain waves. Anyone with a beating heart and brain waves is viable and alive.

  • Anonymous

    Fact: Planned Parenthood, as a company, does perform abortions.
    Fact: The increase of sex education and manufacturing and distributing of condoms, Pills, and other birth control has been linked to increasing abortion rates.
    Fact: The Catholic Pro-life Committee has denounced this act of terrorism.
    Fact: The Pro-life Movement, as a whole, is peaceful and this activity is not common.
    Fact: Abortion is the killing of an unborn child that has a beating heart and brain waves. Anyone with a beating heart and brain waves is viable and alive.

  • Anonymous

    Fact: Planned Parenthood, as a company, does perform abortions.
    Fact: The increase of sex education and manufacturing and distributing of condoms, Pills, and other birth control has been linked to increasing abortion rates.
    Fact: The Catholic Pro-life Committee has denounced this act of terrorism.
    Fact: The Pro-life Movement, as a whole, is peaceful and this activity is not common.
    Fact: Abortion is the killing of an unborn child that has a beating heart and brain waves. Anyone with a beating heart and brain waves is viable and alive.

  • Anonymous

    Fact: Planned Parenthood, as a company, does perform abortions.
    Fact: The increase of sex education and manufacturing and distributing of condoms, Pills, and other birth control has been linked to increasing abortion rates.
    Fact: The Catholic Pro-life Committee has denounced this act of terrorism.
    Fact: The Pro-life Movement, as a whole, is peaceful and this activity is not common.
    Fact: Abortion is the killing of an unborn child that has a beating heart and brain waves. Anyone with a beating heart and brain waves is viable and alive.

  • Anonymous

    Fact: Planned Parenthood, as a company, does perform abortions.
    Fact: The increase of sex education and manufacturing and distributing of condoms, Pills, and other birth control has been linked to increasing abortion rates.
    Fact: The Catholic Pro-life Committee has denounced this act of terrorism.
    Fact: The Pro-life Movement, as a whole, is peaceful and this activity is not common.
    Fact: Abortion is the killing of an unborn child that has a beating heart and brain waves. Anyone with a beating heart and brain waves is viable and alive.

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