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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…

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Poweshiek CARES fights for environmental justice in Iowa

By Michael Cummings cummings@grinnell.edu While Grinnell is known for its social justice activism, most students tend to think of activism as existing only on campus. But the town of Grinnell, and Poweshiek County more broadly, have their fair share of non-student activists too. One such example of activism outside the College is Poweshiek CARES, or…

Peace Tree taproom to open on Main

By Michael Sundby sundbymi@grinnell.edu Peace Tree Brewing Company, established in 2009, will be opening a taproom at 923 Main St. in downtown Grinnell. While the exact date is yet to be determined, opening day is expected sometime next fall. Last autumn, the Grinnell Chamber of Commerce conducted several focus group meetings to determine what community…

Senate File 447 restricting nuisance complaints on CAFOs

By Carter Howe cartherthom@grinnell.edu Governor Terry Branstad recently signed into law Senate File 447, which limits the amount of compensation that can be received in lawsuits against livestock feeding operations filed by nearby residents. The law limits the potential compensation plaintiffs can receive for damages caused by the livestock operation to the value of the…