Entries Tagged as 'News'

Bob Vander Plaats-Endorsed Candidates Win in 8 of 10 GOP Primaries

June 7th, 2012 · No Comments

In May, Bob Vander Plaats’ anti-gay organization The Family Leader (TFL) endorsed 10 “pro-family” candidates from among the 35 competitive Republican statehouse primaries held this Tuesday. To qualify for an endorsement, candidates had to believe that the “only way our nation can reclaim a God-honoring culture is to defend strong families” and that an “ethical, [...]

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Tags: Gavin Aronsen · News

LGBT Rights Activist Plans Des Moines Benefit Concert

June 1st, 2012 · 1 Comment

Since President Barack Obama voiced his support for gay marriage (and since numerous pastors around the country have proposed beating, fencing in, or killing homosexuals outright), LGBT issues have been in the national headlines more frequently than ever before. With so many eager commentators and “talking heads” running around television, newspapers, and the internet, the [...]

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Tags: Events · Ezgi Ustundag · News

Occupying ISU, When Time Permits

October 18th, 2011 · 1 Comment

#OccupyISU, a protest formed in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement, met on the lawn of Central Campus at noon Thursday, October 13. This was unfortunate for the occupants, as it coincided with the carillon tower’s bell concert that takes place for 20 minutes every weekday starting at 11:50. Luckily, people involved in the [...]

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Tags: Essays · News · Nikki Rains

Pharmacy Board to Pot Activist: It’s up to the Legislature Now

September 30th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Update: Carl Olsen, in a comment below, clarifies that he will not petition the Board of Pharmacy to place marijuana in any particular schedule. He writes, “I just know it does not meet the statutory criteria for either Schedule I or Schedule II. If the board puts it into Schedule III, I’ll evaluate that to [...]

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Tags: Gavin Aronsen · Medical Marijuana · News

Medical Marijuana’s Uncertain Path Forward

March 13th, 2010 · No Comments

On the afternoon of February 17, the Iowa Board of Pharmacy voted unanimously to recommend that the state Legislature revise its cannabis laws to allow for the plant’s medical use. The board’s decision was the expected end result of four public forums held across the state last fall, which convened following a lawsuit spearheaded by [...]

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Tags: 2010 · AP Issues · Gavin Aronsen · March 2010 · Medical Marijuana · News