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Wise to end pandemic unemployment program

Everything is political or perceived as political nowadays, including Gov. Kim Reynolds’ move to end Iowa’s participation in the federal pandemic-related unemployment benefit program...

Letter to the Editor

As the coronavirus crisis continues into 2021 and deadly workplace risks remain, there has never been a more important time to give workers more voice and power. 
College students walking

Support needed for college and career exploration

As we recover from COVID-19, Iowa is confronted with many challenges, among them a growing workforce shortage and declines in higher education enrollment.
University of Iowa

Not better off

When Bruce Harreld was hired as the president of the University of Iowa in 2015 after an unconventional selection process, we wrote in this space that he was the right person for the job at the right time. We were wrong.
customer satisfaction

Customer satisfaction: More than a score

By Linda Kuster | Guest Column Many organizations track customer satisfaction using indicators such as Net Promoter Score or Customer Satisfaction Score. Why is it important to measure satisfaction?

Consumer connection: Financial wellness

By Sonya Sellmeyer | Guest Column Financial literacy is being able to understand personal money management skills, such as budgeting, investments, credit and debt.

Iowa farmland values continue strong

By Maurie Cashman | Guest Column Midwest farmland values increased 6% in 2020 — the largest gain since 2012, according to the Chicago Federal Reserve.
Solar energy

The solar revolution

By Casey Cook | Guest Column Two keys to an effective solar policy are to engage private capital and to serve the nonprofit sector; including universities, schools, churches and hospitals.

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