Friday, September 21, 2018

University of Iowa Labor Center Closure Moves Forward

The Iowa Board of Regents has given initial approval of plans to ask lawmakers for more state resources next year a ...

State Tax Credits Increase Dramatically

In recent years, the total dollar amount of state tax credits to corporations has increased substantially and left ...

Hunting Seasons Starting in September

With the unofficial end of summer, fall hunting season is in full swing.  September 1st marked the start of dove, s ...

State Budget Cuts Bring Disadvantage to Iowa’s Public Safety

This September, the Iowa Civil and Human Rights Commission will host a discussion with the Des Moines police depart ...

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Candidate Profile: Chuck Isenhart, House District 27

Candidate Profile: Chuck Isenhart, House District 27

Chuck Isenhart, 49, was born in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Bud and Marcella Isenhart. He has four brothers, two sisters, 15 nieces and nephews, 14 great nieces and nephews and four goddaughters. Chuck attended Wahlert High School. He graduated from Lo ...

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Candidate Profile: Gene Ficken, House District 23

Candidate Profile: Gene Ficken, House District 23

Gene Ficken is a retired teacher and coach and a longtime Independence community leader. He was born and raised on a farm near Spirit Lake, Iowa. He graduated from high school in 1962 and attended Iowa Lakes Community College. Gene finished his bache ...

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Candidate Profile: Kerry Burt, House District 21

Candidate Profile: Kerry Burt, House District 21

Kerry Burt was born and raised in Waterloo, Iowa. He is proud to have attended Kingsley Elementary, Hoover Junior High and West High School. He graduated from West High School, where he played football and basketball and was awarded an athletic schol ...

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Candidate Profile: Cayla Baresel, House District 17

Candidate Profile: Cayla Baresel, House District 17

Cayla Baresel was born in Dubuque, Iowa, but is a native of Maquoketa. She grew up in a single-parent household with one older sister, Crystal. Her parents divorced when she was very young, and Cayla and her sister saw their father every other weeken ...

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Candidate Profile: John Beard, House District 16

Candidate Profile: John Beard, House District 16

John Beard resides in Pleasant Township with his wife, RoJene, who is a teacher in Decorah schools; and his 15-year-old son, Chance, who attends Decorah High School. John's brother, Daniel, is a full-time organic dairy/beef producer, and his family l ...

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Candidate Profile: Sharon Steckman, House District 13

Candidate Profile: Sharon Steckman, House District 13

Sharon Steckman is a longtime resident of Mason City. She was born in Chicago, Ill., and grew up in Arizona, Colo., and Nebraska. As an adult, before choosing to settle in Mason City, she lived in Ithaca, New York; Detroit and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mas ...

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Rebuild Iowa Task Force Meetings Set

Rebuild Iowa Task Force Meetings Set

The nine task forces created to help the Rebuild Iowa Advisory Commission complete its work will start meeting on Monday.  Members of the task forces will be released later today.  The task forces will be comprised of public members as well four legi ...

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