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The Rise And Fall Of Stagecoaches In Iowa

In the 1850s little boys wanted to be stagecoach drivers when they grew up. Perched high on the seat, in control of a team of high-spirited horses, racing through the countryside—a stagecoach driver’s job looked pretty glamorous to the typical 10 year old.

Searchable databases: Iowa School Districts Broken Down By Financial, Geographical Markers

Iowa school districts by financial and geographic details

IowaWatch graphic by Krista JohnsonData Source: Iowa Department of Education
Total number of Iowa school districts

IowaWatch graphic by Krista JohnsonData Source: Iowa Department of Education
ABOUT THIS REPORT:
IowaWatch reporter Krista Johnson and Iowa Public Radio reporter Sarah Boden have been analyzing data and interviewing people since the beginning of this year for this investigation collaboration. 
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Searchable databases: Greatest And Lowest School Transportation Costs 2015-16

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ABOUT THIS REPORT:
IowaWatch reporter Krista Johnson and Iowa Public Radio reporter Sarah Boden have been analyzing data and interviewing people since the beginning of this year for this investigation collaboration. 
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Podcast: Lessons To Be Learned About Protecting Your Identity Online

Last in a four-part series:
Episode 4
We wrap up our series of podcasts with Alex Kirkpatrick, a member of the spring 2017 IowaWatch/Simpson College team who focused on cyber security laws. In this episode, the reporters compare information sources provided and talk about cyber security’s future. The big question: Will cyber theft be more of a danger in everyone’s lives? TO LEARN HOW IOWAWATCH’S NONPROFIT JOURNALISM IS FUNDED AND HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT IT, GO TO THIS LINK. This podcast is part of a spring 2017 IowaWatch/Simpson College journalism project reporting on cyber identify theft.