Five takeaways from the Iowa legislature’s opening day in 2018

The Iowa House and Senate convened Monday with the usual big promises and platitudes about working together to build a…

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Recognizing Bleeding Heartland’s talented 2017 guest authors

Bleeding Heartland published 140 guest posts by 81 authors in 2016, a record since the blog’s creation in 2007. I’m…

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Des Moines City Council Ward 3 forum: Neighborhoods and advocates

Thanks to Stefanie Running for a play-by-play of the October 10 candidate forum for Des Moines City Council Ward 3,…

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Help find Iowa’s best development projects

News coverage of economic development in Iowa tends to focus on large, heavily subsidized new construction, such as the Prestage…

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IA-Gov: Highlights from Cathy Glasson’s campaign launch

Cathy Glasson became the seventh declared Democratic candidate for governor this week, emphasizing her commitment to a $15 minimum wage,…

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Go green for less green: A guide to consumer renewable energy credits

Jon Muller crunched the numbers on a way for homeowners to claim they are using renewable energy without installing wind…

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IA-Gov: Read the messages Fred Hubbell is testing with Iowa Democrats

Are Iowa Democrats more likely to support a successful businessman who is not a politician? Are they sympathetic to the…

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Iowa scientists warn humidity rising due to climate change

“Uncomfortable humidity, water‐logged spring soils, extreme rain events, mold, and mosquitoes are all expected to become more prevalent in Iowa…

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If Pete D’Alessandro runs in IA-03, it won’t be just to win an election

Pete D’Alessandro would be a first-time candidate if he joins the large group of Democrats challenging Representative David Young in…

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Seven pitches for seven Iowa Democratic candidates for governor

If you haven’t had a chance to hear directly from the Democrats running for governor, Bleeding Heartland has you covered…

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