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Cities shouldn't 'zone out' payday loan industry There are problems with the payday loan industry...When lenders charge as much as 400 percent annualized interest, that's a problem. When people already in financial straits take out these loans, only
Freeze tuition at least For the past several years it has been preached in high schools and middle schools, to parents and to editorial boards, that higher education is increasingly necessary to compete adequately in today's ultra-competitive global
The University of Iowa has declined to bill Medicaid for two abortions performed since July 1, sidestepping a new law that requires the governor to decide whether the program should pay for those procedures. Last spring, the Legislature voted to
Diverse energy arises in Iowa backyards Just five months ago, anxious Muscatine County residents crowded the Wilton Community Center and heard a MidAmerican Energy executive outline the prospects for a new nuclear power plant. The company was
Iowa's water quality disconnect The Iowa State Fair is now in full swing. This is a grand showcase for livestock, produce and farm machinery, and it is the closest most people will get to the industry that produces the annual bounty for which Iowa is
School boards should set calendar If Iowa legislators actually listen to thousands of locally elected school board members across the state, its decision on school start dates should be easy. The State Board of Education on Thursday wisely dismissed
None of the early-voting states that do the bulk of the work of picking the next president of the United States have laws to block state elected officials from taking money hand over fist from campaigns. That prompts questions about the integrity of
Following the same sort of logic, the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled for a second time that an employer's feelings count more than an employee's when a boss fires a subordinate because he fears he might succumb to her charms and initiate an affair.
Iowa (AP) The city of Des Moines may end up increasing the franchise fee it charges on the gas and electricity bills of city residents just so it can turn around and give the money back to them to repay past overcharges, the city attorney said Monday.
The Board of Regents is following up on its promise of freezing tuition at Iowa's public universities now that an education budget is in the books. The board says the undergraduate tuition freeze, which will be applied for the 2013-2014 school year,