Of black holes and school boards

Former educator Bruce Lear explores how school district administrators or attorneys can often control decisions made by school boards. -promoted…

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Paul Pate ignorant about his own voter ID law

Olivia Habinck is a Des Moines Area Community College student and president of the College and Young Democrats of Iowa.…

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Fight racism by voting in local elections

Jeff Cox offers some reasons for Iowans who care about racism to “think local.” -promoted by desmoinesdem Low levels of…

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Did Windsor Heights, Des Moines improperly advocate for sales tax?

Iowa’s campaign regulator may soon break new ground on interpreting language that forbids government bodies from spending public money for…

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Polk County election shows ID law will block eligible voters

Whether you are celebrating or lamenting yesterday’s narrow defeat of a local option sales tax for Polk County, you should…

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Urban blight….a photo essay

Tanya Keith makes her case for the local option sales tax on the Polk County ballot. Cross-posted from the Hat…

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I’m voting no March 6 (twice if I don’t get caught)

Heather Ryan makes her case against the local option sales tax for Iowa’s largest county. -promoted by desmoinesdem In case…

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Why I support the local option sales tax

A government that does not provide adequate services is more regressive than a sales tax, writes Des Moines City Council…

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Poll testing negative messages about Polk County candidate Matt McCoy

With the possible exception of Johnson County, nowhere in Iowa has seen more brutally hard-fought Democratic primaries than the south…

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Jonathan Narcisse, Remembered

State Representative Ako Abdul-Samad’s tribute to his friend Jonathan Narcisse. -promoted by desmoinesdem Jonathan Narcisse, advocate, media presence, and publisher…

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