Editorial: Support women-owned businesses

The Iowa Economic Development Authority is partnering with Ascent, a Cedar Rapids based nonprofit organization, in an effort to facilitate the creation and growth of women-owned businesses in Iowa. Iowa currently ranks dead last in the United States in the economic clout of its women-owned businesses.

Kuntz: What not to wear

The global clothing and textile industry sees revenues of more than $3 trillion a year, and yet the vast majority of textile manufacturing workers are paid such low wages they may not afford food and suffer malnutrition. The condition of these workers are examples of why every day Americans need to consider what not to wear.

Beall: Don't "Choose Life"

After a decade long battle that has gained very little press, Iowa Right to Life, a pro-life organization, succeeded in pushing for a "Choose Life" specialty plate. The plate pictures a cartoonish drawing of two children with the phrase "Choose Life" beneath them. This is the only controversial, political license plate that the DOT currently sells.

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