Iowa governor trying to have it both ways on Affordable Care Act

Governor Kim Reynolds continues to take credit for a major benefit of the Affordable Care Act, even as she calls…

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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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The 17 Bleeding Heartland posts I worked hardest on in 2017

Since I started writing for this website a decade ago, I’ve never worked harder than I did in 2017. This…

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Iowa Supreme Court must reverse “extraordinary” censorship order

Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins has ordered the Des Moines Register not to publish any material from court records…

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Weekly News Roundup: Des Moines Publishing Company to Acquire Time Magazine in Koch-Backed Deal

Meredith Corp.’s Des Moines heaquarters. Photo: Mark Hesseltine/Flickr The Informer’s weekly news roundup, presented in partnership with KHOI community radio.…

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Fund Raiser Set Up For KICI Radio On Facebook

If there is one thing I am certain of it is that the extreme right’s near total control of the…

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Fund Raiser Set Up For KICI Radio On Facebook

If there is one thing I am certain of it is that the extreme right’s near total control of the…

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Not #MeToo

I was young and naive. Isn’t that how these narratives are supposed to start? I was 21 years old, working…

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Community Media and Ensuring the Future of Public Access

Interview with Bill Nicholas Johnson, former Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (1966-1973) about community television, the history of public…

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Community Media and Ensuring the Future of Public Access

Interview with Nicholas Johnson, former Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (1966-1973) about community television, the history of public access,…

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