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Here's what you can do about fake news before the 2020 election

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
By Michael Bugeja, Des Moines Register In 2019, Iowans will hear the phrase “fake news” whenever a report sullies a political party or presidential hopeful. We may support or scorn candidates without... Read more …

Making laws should not be about lawmakers’ convenience

Monday, January 21, 2019
By Randy EvansExecutive DirectorIowa Freedom of Information Council One of the biggest contrasts in public access to state and local governments in Iowa came into focus last... Read more …

A judge should not prohibit publishing facts

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
A judge should not prohibit publishing facts By Randy Evans Executive Director  Iowa Freedom of Information Council On the morning of Aug. 31, shortly after 8:30, a 12-year-old boy... Read more …

A new media search tool for Iowa Courts Online

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Reporters who search for court records at county courthouses will find the process far easier thanks to a new search program installed by the Iowa court system. The... Read more …

Proposed tax increase on online newspapers

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Click here to download this article as a word document. Citizens in many states, including Iowa, are not charged sales tax for purchasing a newspaper. We aren’t objective on... Read more …