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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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PR: Nation should work to address veterans’ challenges

By Press Release Reprints | 11.11.11 | 11:33 am

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. The unemployment rate among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans is three times higher than the national average. Thousands of veterans have been left with physical and mental injuries that will be with them for the rest of their lives. Rates of veteran suicide are on the rise.

“Veterans Day is observed on November 11th, but every day needs to be Veterans Day when it comes to our nation’s commitment to the men and women who have fought to ensure our freedom. Keeping our nation’s promises to our veterans isn’t a partisan issue, it’s the right thing to do.”

Braley is a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and is the highest-ranking Democrat on the Veterans’ Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.

Braley participated in the first-ever Andrew Connolly Day of Service Wednesday, which honored the legacy of the late Andrew Connolly, a Dubuque native and Iowa National Guard veteran who never stopped urging others to “pay it forward” in every aspect of their lives. Volunteers helped remodel the new Veterans’ Freedom Center in Dubuque.

(Editor’s note: This release is being reprinted as a courtesy to our readers.)

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