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March for Science this Saturday in Des Moines

By Megan Tcheng tchengme@grinnell.edu Activists from across the state of Iowa will congregate in Des Moines this Saturday, April 22, to participate in the Iowa March for Science. The independently organized march, as one of over 500 protests of its kind, will be held to rally support for science and its vital role in America’s…

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Panel discusses future of healthcare in Iowa

By Carter Howe howethom@grinnell.edu Practicing physicians and healthcare policy experts held a panel on the shortcomings and future of Iowa’s health care system Wed. night at Saints Rest. Among other things, the discussion centered around the improvements to health care gained from the ACA, the challenges of rising costs that persist, how to expand mental…

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Local Foods Connection makes local foods accessible

By Steve Yang yangstev17@grinnell.edu There are many reasons Grinnellians eat local: to support the community, to try new things or simply to enjoy fresher and better tasting foods. It is no wonder then that Local Foods Connection (LFC) has enjoyed a warm welcome from the Grinnell community after relocating from Iowa City (in Johnson County)…

New Democratic Party Chair Derek Eadon

By Philip Kiely kielyphi@grinnell.edu In Jan. of this year, the Iowa Democratic Party elected their new chair, Derek Eadon. The recent elect stresses accessibility and inclusiveness as his focus for 2018. “We have thousands of Iowans who feel like they need to act, and they don’t feel like the Democratic Party is an outlet for…

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True Grinnellian: Stacey Cannon

By Keli Vitaioli vitaioli@grinnell.edu When asked to name the three most important things in her life, Stacey Cannon of the CRSSJ fired off “God, family and health.  That sounds about right.” An Iowa native, Cannon grew up in Keokuk — the southernmost town in the state, and about a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Grinnell on a…

Iowa House to vote on medical marijuana

By Michael Cummings cummings@grinnell.edu Iowans with chronic health issues may soon have a new form of relief made available to them. On Monday, April 17 the Iowa Senate passed Senate File 506, which would legalize medical marijuana for several medical conditions. The law, which was passed with overwhelming bipartisan support 45-5, allowed for the production…

Drunken drivers in Iowa likely to be repeat offenders

By Keli Vitaioli vitaioli@grinnell.edu Last week, the Des Moines Register published an extended article continuing their analysis of drunk driving records in the state of Iowa. The analysis took into account the more than 203,000 Iowa intoxicated driving records from 2005-2016, and uncovered harsh numbers quantifying the real threat repeat drunken drivers pose to the…

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True Grinnellian: Amy Brown

By Kate Irwin irwinkat@grinnell.edu Amy Brown has lived all over the world, yet she decide to settle down in the small city of Grinnell in the middle of Iowa. Brown has only been a resident of Grinnell for six years since she accepted a position at Burling Library with the College, but in that time…

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The S&B reviews: Slingin’ Ink

By Jack Marchesi marchesi@grinnell.edu What better way is there to commemorate your college years than getting locally inked? For residents of Grinnell, Slingin’ Ink Tattoos is the lone parlor in town, providing creative tattoo expertise that can literally last a lifetime. After moving to Grinnell in 2007, Slingin’ Ink Tattoos began to provide their artworks…