A poll from the nonprofit media watchdog iMediaEthics shows a majority of Americans support allowing immigrants who entered the United States illegally to stay in the country if otherwise following the law, but opinions on granting citizenship or permanent residency are tightly split. View the entire survey with this story.
When it comes to telling voters who is spending money on political ads, Iowa fails. It got an “F” in a recent study on state disclosure policies for political spending by independent groups, or groups not connected to political candidates. Iowa was among 25 other states that received failing grades. This kind of anonymous spending threatens the transparency of elections, said Arthur Sanders, a political science professor at Drake University.
IowaWatch project with college student journalists in Iowa shows that, despite growing numbers of state and federal programs aimed at improving students' financial literacy and years of talk about Iowa's high student debt, students continue to graduate with debt that will follow them long after they leave the classroom. This report includes video interviews from students affected by their debt.
Iowa's public universities are getting emergency safety alerts out to students, but how they do it is different on each campus. And the effectiveness of some kinds of communication comes into question, especially when it comes to reaching students by their prime mean of communication: mobile.
IowaWatch project by Iowa college journalism students explores a variety of options facing spring 2013 college graduates in Iowa, shows that multiple internships and work experience while in college give you a leg up on the others. Additional story: Personal Experiences Drive Career Choice for Mount Mercy Graduate.
The Post 9/11 G.I. Bill promises a college education, paid in full, for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Getting that promise fulfilled however, is difficult for some Iowa veterans whose payments arrive as many as two months later than expected, leaving them struggling to pay for housing and other living expenses.
A promising new program may be the key to pushing Iowa’s landfills into action that decreases the environmental impact of their operations. The program, called Environmental Management System, or EMS, focuses on six specific ways to reduce what we dump into the ground as waste. But participation in the program, which signifies a switch from [...]
WITH IOWA DATA. The primary way children still are exposed to lead paint is from paint in the walls at home, public health historians Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner say in this FairWarning interview.
IowaWatch staff reporter Lauren Mills spoke on Jay Capron’s KXIC, AM-800, radio show on Tuesday, May 7, about IowaWatch and its story about the college-related debt facing this month’s graduates in Iowa. Listen to the podcast.