Healthy Relationsips Iowa

Millions of your tax dollars at work: Charity stages dating seminars like ‘Avoid Falling for a Jerk’

BY: - February 10, 2020

A faith-based Iowa charity is spending $4.2 million of taxpayers’ money staging workshops on dating and marriage. The dating workshops offered by the nonprofit Iowa Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives are called “How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk (or Jerk-ette).” They are described by the center as “eight-hour, hands-on, interactive” workshops. In a […]

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Will Iowa outsource its protection of the elderly?  

BY: - January 7, 2020

State law requires Iowa’s regional ombudsmen to “visit” care facilities — even when there’s no specific complaint to investigate — and, while there, to “observe daily routines, meals and activities.”