The Patch community includes nine sites in Iowa. Here are some of what was shared on our Patches around the state over the past week.
Ashlee Kieler and Anne Carothers-Kay, our Johnston and Urbandale local editors, have been on top of a story about an during an altercation at a Johnston movie theater.
comes from video of the incident.
Jody Gifford, Waukee local editor and mom to three young children, wrote a about what she'd like for Mother's Day: To be left alone.
Marion Local Editor Scott Raynor has been providing coverage of a teacher facing charges for having sex with a former student. This week, he tells the story of after allegedly being found in a car with a Waterloo student.
Iowa City's local editor, Stephen Schmidt, provided at the response to President Obama's call to legalize gay marriage.
In Cedar Falls, Local Editor Alison Gowans reported that people in Iowa, and across the country, are tuning in and chiming in their hopes for the speedy recover of Taylor Morris, 23, a petty officer with the Navy, in action in Afghanistan May 3.
Also in Cedar Falls, as supporters attempt to save Price Lab, winding its way through the courts.
Ankeny residents weren't happy when a City Council member was appointed -- rather than elected -- to replace a member who resigned. Now, , citizens are taking matters in their own hands.
Ames is the center of a congressional election that has attracted a lot of eyes from around the country. Local Editor Jessica Miller with an appearance with son Rand Paul.
Finally, Beth Dalbey, West Des Moines local editor, that asks local artists to answer this question: How are rocks like people?