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Behind That Heavily Criticized Theater Major: Experiences, Skills For Multiple Jobs

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Some combination of fine arts, drama, theater, and visual and performing arts appears on almost every “worthless college major” list on the Internet. But theater students view their major as anything but worthless. Continue Reading →

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Best And Worst College Major Lists Challenge New Grads In Job Hunts

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Here's a challenge: go ask a bunch of 5-year-old kids what they want to be when they grow up. Spoiler alert: most kids probably aren't going to say biomedical engineer, computer scientist, or electrical engineer.

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Agribusiness Companies Capitalize On Tax Breaks, Grants, Subsidies and Loans

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Each year, state agencies and the federal government together send tens of billions of taxpayer dollars to some of the largest corporations in America, several of which are major agribusinesses. The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting explains. Continue Reading →

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Newspapers Piling Up Since 2009 While State Historical Society Decides How To Preserve Them

Bundles of daily papers have overflowed onto the floor in the library of the State Historical Building in Des Moines on February 17, 2015. At last count, the State Historical Society of Iowa collected 299 weeklies and 35 daily papers. Following budget cuts in 2009, the historical society no longer has funds to microfilm the papers.

Bundled stacks of newspaper fill shelves and overflow onto the floor in the archives of the State Historical Society of Iowa in Des Moines. How they will be archived is anybody's guess. And the piles grow. Continue Reading →

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Narrower Focus In 2015 Attempt To Legislate Dog Breeding Facility Inspections In Iowa

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A renewed attempt will be made again this legislative session to strengthen Iowa’s ability to inspect and regulate large dog breeding facilities in the state, but with a scaled-down focus. Continue Reading →

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30 Years In, Iowa Lottery Runs Contrary To States That Directly Fund Public Education

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Iowa has resisted a trend adopted by other states of funneling lottery proceeds straight into public education. Yet, a myth that the Iowa Lottery, which marks its 30th anniversary milestone this year, does is so prevalent that Mary Neubauer, Iowa Lottery’s vice president of external relations, said she continually has to clarify the misconception. Continue Reading →

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