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Editorial: Wind industry needs certainty

There's little debate that wind energy has been a boon to Iowa's economy and is an integral component of future economic prosperity. However, the wind-production tax credit of 2.3 cents per kilowatt hour for wind-energy producers is set to expire at the end of the year, barring action from Congress.


Gromotka: Fixing the minimum wage

The city of Canton, Ohio, made the news this Thanksgiving, but it wasn't for football. We instead heard of a food drive held at one of the city's Walmart stores, inviting employees to help each other celebrate the holiday. Yes, the food drive was for Walmart employees.


Ponnada: Harassment in the newsroom

When one of my friends told me that she wanted to work as a news correspondent in war zones, I thought of how dangerous that would be and warned her to consider her safety. However, a new study conducted by the International News Safety Institute and the International Women's Media Foundation indicates that working in a regular newsroom may not be a hospitable alternative - at least for women.


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