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.
Another banner supporting the occupy movement appeared over Interstate 235 near downtown Des Moines on Monday morning, at least the third of such “banner drops” seen in the last month over the major thoroughfare.
One of the members of Occupy Des Moines thinks there’s a good chance occupiers from around the country will descend on Iowa in the coming weeks to demonstrate at presidential candidates’ offices.
Gov. Terry Branstad and Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey have asked the U.S. Department of Labor to extend the commenting period on new child labor laws that could impact family farming operations in Iowa and throughout the nation.
A conservative policy and advocacy group founded by Karl Rove and based in Washington, D.C. continues to buy ads in the Des Moines TV market. An examination of public files shows the group has spent more than $24,000 in early November to target U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell and President Obama.
The Governor’s Office has argued political contributions shouldn’t be a consideration for appointments, but one Iowa senator notes his concern of an ongoing pattern and hopes transparency will be a priority.
A report published by two conservative think tanks argues the cognitive ability of teachers is on average lower than private sector workers with similar education backgrounds and, thus, earn more than their fair market value.
Union members who have been locked out from American Crystal Sugar plants since the start of August rejected the company’s most recent offer in a vote Tuesday.