Times-Republicanhttp://www.timesrepublican.comTop Headlinesen-usThu, 29 Jan 2015 02:51:38 EDTThu, 29 Jan 2015 02:51:38 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssInvesting in schools keeps Iowans competitivehttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/582426.htmlIowa schools are crucial to a world-class education that prepares students for good jobs and strengthens our middle class. Business leaders say Iowa's shortage of skilled workers hurts their ability to grow and operate competitivel.Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTIowa courts expand their successeshttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/582091.htmlThe Chief Justice of Iowa's Supreme Court, Mark Cady, told legislators last week that Iowans can be proud of our state's court system, which is one of the best in the nation.Sun, 18 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTDon't shortchange our studentshttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/582015.htmlYour advocacy is needed. The impact of the governor's school funding proposal is far below what is necessary to finance Iowa's schools. The governor is proposing to increase per pupil spending by 1.Sat, 17 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTRegent funding formula must be re-examinedhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/581636.htmlThe regents funding task force was to study and recommend needed change to the funding formula which divides a $500 million "pie" between the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa.Fri, 9 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTTorture doesn't save lives, It costs themhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/581494.htmlThis is the kind of knowledge that damages the soul. Thanks to the Senate's report on CIA torture, Americans should now realize that there was nothing "enhanced" about the Bush administration's so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques.Tue, 6 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDT