ByLaird Townsend/For The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting |
With morning temperatures approaching 90 degrees one day in July 2015, a migrant laborer walking down rows of corn began to experience symptoms of heat exhaustion, including difficulty breathing and extreme nausea. The laborer was working near Boone, Iowa, for an independent contractor with the St. Louis-based Monsanto Co.
AARP Iowa and IowaWatch.org are teaming up to host two luncheon panel discussions, Navigating the Workplace at 50, in Des Moines on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grandview University Student Center, 1200 Grandview Ave.; and in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center.
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.
Meghan Horihan talked on the Tuesday, April 21, 2015, “Your Town” show on KXIC radio, AM 800, in Iowa City about her two years doing public relations work at IowaWatch while a University of Iowa student. While there, she also previewed a story pending for Sunday, May 10, publication about college students in Iowa who go out of the state for jobs after graduating. Also on the program Executive Director-Editor Lyle Muller spoke about a major project about hidden illnesses at Iowa college campuses that a Simpson College student journalism team compiled. Host Jay Capron welcomes IowaWatch each month to talk about the nonprofit news organization. You may listen to the latest interview at the link below.
The Republican and Democratic candidates for governor wasted no time digging into the merits of a $100 million tax break that lured a $1.6 billion fertilizer company to Lee County. Republican Gov. Terry Branstad and Democratic challenger state Sen. Jack Hatch also lobbed accusations of improper behavior as elected representatives.