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  • Leaves of wind

    - Feb 22, 2017
    By Anna Kayser anna-kayser@uiowa.edu Iowa politicians differ in their opinions of how much government influence should be present in the funding of potential renewable-energy projects. One project in the works is the ElectriciTree, a prototype that...
  • Branstad signs collective-bargaining bill

    - Feb 19, 2017
    Molly Hunter | molly-hunter@uiowa.edu Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed a controversial collective-bargaining bill into law on Feb. 17. The Iowa House and Senate passed the bill, House File 291, on Feb. 16. The law will strip...
  • Controversial collective-bargaining bill passes

    - Feb 17, 2017
    Molly Hunter | molly-hunter@uiowa.edu The Iowa House and Senate OK’d a controversial collective-bargaining bill on . The bill, House File 291, will strip many public employees of the collective-bargaining rights guaranteed to them under Chapter 20...
  • Legislators postpone changes to Chapter 20

    - Feb 14, 2017
    State Democrats stand their ground in the debates over changes to Chapter 20 By Molly Hunter | molly-hunter@uiowa.edu Numerous state legislators participated in debates Tuesday evening to protest the changes to Iowa’s collective-bargaining laws outlined in...
  • Public bargaining changes protested

    - Feb 13, 2017
    By Molly Hunter | molly-hunter@uiowa.edu Many people attended a public hearing held at the State Capitol on Monday evening to protest a bill proposing drastic changes to Iowa’s collective-bargaining laws for public employees. House File 291...
  • Teachers rally to protect collective bargaining rights

    - Feb 12, 2017
    By Molly Hunter | molly-hunter@uiowa.edu Hundreds turned out at the State Capitol for the March for Iowa’s Teachers on Sunday afternoon to protest a bill striping public employees of their collective-bargaining rights. The march was hosted...
  • Despite opposition, Senate confirms DeVos

    - Feb 8, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos won confirmation as Education Department secretary Tuesday by the slimmest of margins, pushed to approval only by the historic tie-breaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence. Two Republicans, Susan Collins of...
  • Gagging on ag-gag

    - Feb 7, 2017
    Animal-rights groups argue so-called ag-gag rule prevents needed investigations By Molly Hunter | molly-hunter@uiowa.edu Animals-rights activists continue to question the constitutionality of so-called ag-gag legislation prohibiting undercover investigations of livestock operations. While Iowa’s law has not come...
  • Collective bargaining bill raises concern

    - Feb 7, 2017
    By Anna Kayser anna-kayser@uiowa.edu House Study Bill 84 which relates to public employees who use collective bargaining was introduced Tuesday and could hit The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) harder than any of the other state...
  • Officials spar over refugee proposal

    - Feb 2, 2017
    By Anna Kayser anna-kayser@uiowa.edu Iowa lawmakers and experts hold differing opinions on the constitutionality and effectiveness of President Trump’s executive order on immigration. Attorney General Tom Miller (a Democrat) said this is a troublesome policy because...