11/01/2016 - 4:07pm
Iowa newspapers retain second amendment mandate with FOIC
After several months of legalese debate, the flexing of bureaucratic muscle and newspapers across the state in a stalemate with county recorders and the Iowa Department of Public Health, a decision has been made by the Iowa Freedom of Information Council declaring...
10/25/2016 - 4:09pm
Too much of a good thing
The Des Moines Register published an investigative report early this week about the state of legislative funding towards Iowa schools.
Since 2008, funding for schools has been tight, with either continually less or stagnant funding coming from the state, while enrollment...
10/18/2016 - 4:04pm
Warehouse closing sheds light on federal regulation of mental health programs
Since 1976, Access, Inc. has been providing its prevocational workshop program to clients in Franklin County. The program has provided those with mental or intellectual disabilities, or those recovering from brain injuries the opportunity to...
10/04/2016 - 2:55pm
Help us help you
Everyone has their criticisms of the media. As journalists ourselves, no one has more criticisms towards the industry than we do. It gets under our skin when we watch moderators and reporters leave comments go unchecked; it drives us absolutely crazy when we see cat videos and celebrities, and ‘he...
09/20/2016 - 4:40pm
The people v. public records
How Iowa’s public records handling can jeopardize the rights of individuals
The Des Moines Register recently reminded us all about the fragility of constitutional practices in our society.
In an article last week, the Register confirmed that newspaper...