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Finding religion at a Taylor Swift concert?
... also, the expected and unexpected mix of politics, prose and Iowa Life
This week, we lead with the dramatic change in Iowa Law regarding abortion. Columnists Laura Belin, Julie Gammack, Barry Piatt, Fern and Joe opine about the milestone. And the presidential race is heating up here. This week, read Dave Busiek, Dave Price, Doug Burns, and Bob Leonard’s take.
Ed Tibbetts begins an in-depth series on poverty in Iowa. It’s important information. This veteran newsman is an example of the Iowa Writers’ Collaborative mission, and he deserves your support if you can become a paid subscriber. We need this kind of reporting. Investigations of this nature take time. Tibbetts is a classic example of one of the best in the business being laid off by traditional media while in their mid-career.
Steph Copley gave us celebrity clickbait by reporting on her transformational experience attending a Taylor Swift concert (thanks, Steph), and who doesn’t like an old-fashioned ‘scotcheroo’? Columnist Darcy Maulsby takes us there.
Our Iowa Boy dreams up a college fight song with some help, and Art Cullen ponders why Iowans are afraid of ideas.
We have a report by Rob Gray on ISU football, and Wini Moranville is serving solid news we can use about area eateries. Iowa history buff Pat Kinney has a post, and Suzanna de Baca links to her currently published poetry.
All politics is local; check out Cheryl Tevis this week.
Beth Hoffman and Mary Swander tell us about life in rural parts of Iowa this week. Both have compelling styles and bring us into their worlds.
What’s more Iowa these days than bicycle trails and the people riding them? Kyle Munson has a report.
Overall, kick back and enjoy this thoughtful, fun, insightful (incite full?) copy. We also have a Letter from Iowan Diane Sickles in our new Letters from Iowan’s column.
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THE ABORTION BAN WAS PASSED AND SIGNED
FERN AND JOE
PRESIDENTIAL SWEEPSTAKES IN IOWA
ENTERTAINMENT AND FOOD
LETTERS FROM IOWANS
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS JOHN NAUGHTON?
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