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By Crystal Defatte   About 80 people attended a vigil mourning the closing of the Bettendorf, IA Planned Parenthood clinic on Tuesday. The clinic’s closure stems from the state discontinuing Iowa’s family-planning network waiver, which allowed people who don’t qualify for Medicaid to receive coverage for services that include contraception, pelvic exams, pap tests and […]

June 27, 2017 By:  Heather Ryan (Warning: Graphic photographic content included) American Muslim Alliance Chair and Iowa Representative Ako Abdul-Samad (D) is incensed about the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold portions of Executive Order 13769 yesterday (June 26, 2017) and who can blame him?  The American Muslim Alliance has been working on outreach and education […]

by Jason Frerichs I hate being fat.  I really do.  It’s the bane of my existence.  It’s incredibly frustrating when just two years ago I was extremely fit.  I won a triathlon and completed two more.  I was exercising two hours a day as I had lost 185 lbs.  Then all my progress was derailed.  […]

In the time since our last gubernatorial poll there have been several changes to the field. Rich Leopold and Mike Carberry both dropped their prospective bids. Jon Neiderbach is no longer the lone, boldly progressive voice in the race as he is now joined by Cathy Glasson, who began her campaign with a video detailing […]

By Crystal Defatte   My fellow Americans, it is time that we take a good hard look at who we really are. We are a society that claims to believe that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are inalienable rights endowed by our creator (if you believe in that sort of thing), and yet […]