Iowa Safe Schools leads fight against conversion therapy

Iowa Safe Schools leads fight against conversion therapy

DES MOINES – A renewed effort is on to ban conversion therapy in Iowa, and Nate Monson is optimistic that the 2020 legislative session will generate some form of significant progress in outlawing a practice widely regarded as abuse. “This is a bipartisan issue,”...
Shelters focus on a good night’s sleep

Shelters focus on a good night’s sleep

Shelters across Iowa are taking different approaches to try and ensure the homeless people they serve are able to get a good night’s sleep and not just food and shelter. In Iowa City, Shelter House is obtaining 75 mattresses at a cost of $40,000, with the help of a...
VegFest coming to Coralville Nov. 9

VegFest coming to Coralville Nov. 9

Animal rights advocate Jenny Brown may have grown up in Kentucky, but her background is identical to that of many Iowans. Jenny Brown Brown was raised by a conservative fundamentalist family surrounded by farm animals — much like many residents of Iowa, which is...