A view of the Iowa House floor from above. The carpet is a red flower pattern and the desks are wood.

Bill proposed to eliminate gender balance law for boards and commissions; subcommittee meeting scheduled

Fewer than two-thirds of county and municipal boards are gender-balanced By Emily Kestel, Fearless editor For more than 10 years, Iowa law has required all state, county and municipal boards and commissions to be gender-balanced. It’s the only state to have the requirement for all levels of government. State Sen. Read more…

A Closer Look: Jodi Long | Health equity director, Healthy Birth Day Inc.

By Emily Kestel, Fearless editor Age: 32 Hometown: Clive  Family: Husband, Ra Shaan; children Bishop, age 3, and Jaira, 5 months Education: University of Northwestern-St. Paul – bachelor’s in electronic media communications Hobbies: Shopping, watching reality TV Contact: long.jodi@healthybirthday.org Three days after giving birth to her daughter, Jaira, in July Read more…