New Barbarians Book on Rolling Stones Superstar Band Released Locally

In the late 1970’s the Rolling Stones were at a crossroads. Guitarist Keith Richards was busted for heroin in Canada and had serious charges hanging over his head. Meanwhile, the band enjoyed huge success with the “Some Girls” album and tour but by 1979, singer Mick Jagger had no interest in touring. At the same time, the bands […]

Area Public Employees Watch as Iowa Democrats Debate Through the Night on Bargaining Bill

 Democrats in the Republican-controlled Iowa Senate have debated through the night to delay voting on a bill that would eliminate most collective bargaining rights for public workers in the area and across the state. The minority party led an hours long effort that began Wednesday morning and continued after 5 a.m. Thursday. It’s unclear when […]

Area Unions Eye the Big Crowd at Iowa Capitol for Collective Bargaining Hearing

More than 1,000 people were gathered at the state Capitol for a legislative hearing about a bill that would dramatically change Iowa’s collective bargaining law. Many more including area teachers, government employees, and public officials watched online as the hearing commenced. Hundreds of people at the state house signed up to speak at the two-hour hearing […]