Times-Republicanhttp://www.timesrepublican.comTop Headlinesen-usThu, 24 Jul 2014 21:39:35 EDTThu, 24 Jul 2014 21:39:35 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssThe decline of civic education and the liberal artshttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/574234.htmlHigher education faces many problems today, but one of the most serious problems is the decline in traditional liberal arts curriculum. This is especially true when examining the alarming crisis in civic education. Anne D.Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTDon't let 'Big Oil' bully biofuelshttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/574193.htmlIt's vacation season across America. That means family road trips are under way and the traveling public is paying even closer attention when they pull up to the pump. America's road warriors have long cherished affordable gas prices.Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTCreating jobs, growing Iowa's economy with clean energyhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/573970.htmlIowa is proof that clean energy works. We lead the nation in wind power generation and in biofuels production. We also rank among the top 12 states in the nation when it comes to energy efficiency. These successes have not come about by accident.Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTIowa's "Care Gap" meets the "Action Gap"http://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/573601.htmlCare Gap: According to the State's Direct Care Workforce Initiative, Iowa needs to fill 20,000 new direct care jobs by 2020 while retaining the 75,000 who currently work in direct care, the largest sector of Iowa's workforce.Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTImproving FOIAhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/573571.htmlEarlier this year, the Veterans Affairs Administration denied the Tampa Tribune's Freedom of Information Act request for the names of VA hospitals where veterans died because of delays in medical screening.Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT