Iowa Construction Site Shut Down Over Racially Charged Incident

PVI received an anonymous report of a racially charged incident that took place at the Microsoft Data Center construction site in Cumming, Iowa. On Wednesday June 24th Microsoft’s Data Center Buildings 9 and 10 construction site in Cumming, Iowa was effectively shut down for 24 hours after a worker played racially charged music in building 9. A stand down officially

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Iowa CCI Issues Statement on Police Violence in Iowa City

June 4, 2020 Police violence in Iowa City contradicts Gov. Reynolds claim that ‘agitators’ causing ‘chaos’ are responsible for statewide unrestIowa CCI members demand a statewide executive order and new laws to de-militarize the police and ban racial profiling and pre-textual stops Iowa City, Iowa – Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI) board member Paul Wittau of Iowa City released an organizational statement addressing the recent

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Video Surfaces of Suspicious Man Vandalizing Stores During Minneapolis Protest

Many protester tried to chase the man down to ask him who he was and why he was doing what he was doing but to no avail. Many believe it was his intention to escalate tensions to shift public favor away from the protesters calling for the arrest of four police officers who murdered George Floyd earlier in the week.

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Open Question to Senate Candidates Who Don’t Support Medicare for All

by Jason Frerichs Five candidates are running to unseat Joni Ernst and win her senate seat. Of those five, only Kimberly Graham wholeheartedly supports Medicare for All. In an interview with Iowa Starting Line, Graham described it as “a basic human right in a moral and wealthy nation. Human rights are not commodities to be marketed, bought or sold. Therefore,

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Iowa Workforce Development updates leave policy for employees impacted by COVID-19 layoffs

Iowa Workforce Development has implemented updates to its leave policy for filing unemployment insurance benefits following the enactment of the CARES Act. Effective immediately, employees who are or will be laid off, or are unable to work for reasons related to COVID-19, will no longer be required to use all paid leave prior to being eligible for unemployment insurance benefits. 

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