Times-Republicanhttp://www.timesrepublican.comTop Headlinesen-usThu, 21 Aug 2014 13:35:41 EDTThu, 21 Aug 2014 13:35:41 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssIowa Public Information Boardhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/575501.htmlPUBLIC INTEREST As Iowans we like to believe that we are open and honest for the most part, but our state government has been a little lacking concerning this area, which has caused problems down to the city and county level of government.Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTGive change a chancehttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/575440.htmlWe are creatures of comfort and love predictability - change tends to make us uncomfortable. As my wife would say, she likes a "Calm Pond" - no waves and therefore no change.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTNo appetite for fixing school luncheshttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/575240.htmlYou can lead a kid to vegetables, but you can't make her eat. Especially if the food doesn't taste good. That's what the government found out in the wake of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTTeacher leaders strengthen classroom instructionhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/574907.htmlResearch shows a correlation between a school's ability to keep good teachers and student achievement. We want the best teachers in Iowa classrooms and are giving them the tools they need to help students succee.Fri, 8 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTSeeking suitable use for IJH facilityhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/574817.htmlAs the summer rolls on, the work toward finding resolution to the Iowa Juvenile Home (IJH) facility continues in earnest. An update on what is happening is in order. The legislative session ended with no action being taken by the legislature.Wed, 6 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT