Fred Kirschenmann Looks Beyond 2018 for Leopold Center’s Future

Fred Kirschenmann at a December fundraiser in Ames for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cathy Glasson, back left. Photo: Gavin Aronsen/Iowa Informer…

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Ames Council Preview, February 13, 2018: Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget Wrap-Up

The Ames City Council budget wrap-up meeting starts at 5:15 p.m. The regular council meeting will immediately follow budget wrap-up.…

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Beth Wessel-Kroeschell Has Introduced a Bill to Re-Fund the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

On Tuesday morning, a grassroots coalition called Iowa Sustainable Agriculture met in Des Moines to call for new funding for…

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The Most Extreme Bills Proposed So Far in the 2018 Iowa Legislative Session

Library of Congress/Wikimedia Commons As the Iowa Legislature enters its fourth full week in the second consecutive year of total…

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Deafening silence from Kim Reynolds as GOP prepares to gut higher education

Governor Kim Reynolds found time to show off her support for education during the past two days. She honored five…

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Weekly News Roundup: State GOP Hires HR Director, Ferentz Goes to War with Neighbors

University of Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz, left, speaks with Ohio State coach Jim Tressel before a game in 2009.…

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Governor’s mid-year cuts hit human services, higher education, public safety

The Department of Human Services, state universities, and Department of Corrections would have to absorb large mid-year spending cuts under…

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ISU’s Unconstitutional Marijuana T-Shirt Ban Costs Taxpayers Upwards of $343,000

One of several NORML ISU T-shirt designs presented in an earlier appeals court document. The long saga of two former…

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Weekend open thread: Accountability

Senator Chuck Grassley hit a new low last week in running interference for the White House on the Trump/Russia investigation.…

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The 17 Bleeding Heartland posts that were most fun to write in 2017

Lesson learned in 2017: I still love writing about Iowa politics, even during the worst year I’ve ever observed. But…

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