Entries Tagged as 'September 2010'

Boots

September 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Specialist Christopher Robinson is a member of the Iowa Army National Guard who will be deployed to Afghanistan during 2010 and 2011. Throughout the course of his deployment, he will send reflections on his experience as a soldier in a controversial military engagement. The Eve of Deployment Sunlight rides low on the wall, making the [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · Boots · Cover Stories · September 2010

Farewell, Squaw Creek Trestle

September 27th, 2010 · No Comments

The following article was originally submitted as a letter to the editor of The Tribune on August 22 but never published (the paper had previously covered the issue, however). Soon after, the Squaw Creek trestle was demolished over a period of about two weeks. During the recent flooding in Ames I walked down my street [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · Commentary · Of Local Importance · September 2010

Poison Control Center Open for Pavement in Kansas City!

September 27th, 2010 · No Comments

On Saturday, September 11, at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, veteran Ames band the Poison Control Center had the honor of opening for Pavement, a band they’ve admired for years and one that has inspired their own work in a big way. “The show was mind-blowing,” photographer Tony Galloro told the Progressive over a [...]

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Tags: 2010 · AP Issues · Photo Essays · September 2010

Filth: The Writings of Archibald Crouton, Part I

September 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Any time a beat-up briefcase appears at your door with a typewritten note explaining that the contents within are long forgotten writings from an eccentric puppeteer, you take time to read each piece of paper, napkin, and receipt. And when the note continues on to explain the mysterious disappearance, and even more mysterious life, of [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · Filth · Poetry · September 2010

K2 Ban Misguided

September 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Earlier this summer, David Rozga, an 18-year-old teenager from Indianola, committed suicide after smoking a substance called K2. This substance contains synthetic cannabinoids found naturally in cannabis and could be legally purchased in many Iowa stores as well as many websites such as Amazon.com. The incident prompted the Iowa Board of Pharmacy to place an [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · Letters to the Editor · September 2010

The Search for a Medical Marijuana Rule-Maker

September 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Read the Progressive’s follow-up to the board’s September 28 meeting here. It’s been seven months since the Iowa Board of Pharmacy voted to recommend that the state Legislature create a task force to help establish rules for marijuana’s medical use, but in the time that’s followed no one has taken any action. This has placed [...]

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Tags: AP Issues · Gavin Aronsen · Medical Marijuana · September 2010 · Under the Radar