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Slices of Life - Four more years

September 2, 2016 We’re in the middle of a presidential election year (boy are we ever) and the nation is firmly focused on the next four year. more »»

Community Colleges Strengthen Lives, Families & Businesses

September 2, 2016 Community colleges continue to play an important role in our bipartisan efforts to expand Iowa’s middle clas. more »»

To military women: Seize new opportunities in ground combat jobs

September 2, 2016 As a young second lieutenant with a degree from Iowa State University, I had high aspirations for my military career. more »»

Slices of Life - He and mini-me

August 26, 2016 They are the same person, in two different-sized bodies, born a generation apart. They might have been twins, had they not been father and son. They are my husband and our youngest. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Comebacks

August 26, 2016 Everybody loves a good comeback story. Many parts society fall to the way side as hip, new trends/better technology takes its place. more »»

Q&A: Pension Oversight

August 26, 2016 Q: Why does our system of checks and balances matter? A: Our Constitution establishes three branches of government to create a system of checks and balances. more »»

An Apple for Iowa Teachers

August 26, 2016 Some parents may be relieved that the summer is drawing to an end and their children will soon be out of the house and back in the classroom. more »»

Social Media Abuse in Nursing Homes

August 19, 2016 Imagine doing the research to place your elderly father in a nursing home.  You look at the ratings online, you talk to neighbors, and you think you’ve found a good placement. more »»

Q&A: Alzheimer's Disease

August 19, 2016 Q: What’s the federal government’s stake in seeking a cure for Alzheimer’s disease? A: More than five million Americans today are living with Alzheimer’s disease. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Evolving Logos

August 19, 2016 A few months ago, I discussed my favorite past company logos. While I enjoyed finding and writing about many virtues, I found a more exciting exercise. I stumbled across a website called Logopedia. more »»

Slices of Life - The day after

August 19, 2016 It’s over. The wedding. My daughter and her new husband tied the knot last Saturday in a whirlwind weekend of near perfection. The loving couple has been preparing for this for over a yea. more »»

Slices of Life - A scattered brain

August 13, 2016 Ever experience a day when things are slightly off kilter? When the normal becomes abnormal, often in an almost imperceptible way? The order of the universe is lagging, your controller fails to... more »»

The Dengler Domain: Bicycles

August 13, 2016 Two wheels are better than four; less traction, more risk, and faster speeds. I lied. Two wheels are not better than four, but bicycles are still fun. Fast or slow, bikes are an enjoyable time. more »»

Q&A: Protecting Innovation & Trade Secrets

August 13, 2016 Q: What are trade secrets? A: Like a patent or trademark, trade secrets are a valuable form of intellectual property that allow innovators and businesses to legally protect their discoveries and... more »»

Zika Virus Funding Delays Require Answers

August 13, 2016 There’s an effort to distort my votes on spending to fight the Zika virus to make it seem as if I don’t care about women and children’s health. That’s not the case. I voted for $1. more »»

Slices of Life - MOTB: The quest for the dress

August 5, 2016 We are entering the wedding stage of life - better put, re-entering. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Thank You

August 5, 2016 As I stood in a West Des Moines Casey’s eerily similar to the Dysart’s Casey, I realized a sense of community was missing. more »»

Vigilance Needed with Private Medicaid

August 5, 2016 Senate Democrats are listening and remain committed to addressing the difficulties private Medicaid has created for patients, health care providers and caregivers. more »»

Q&A: Whistleblower Appreciation Day

August 5, 2016 Q: What is a whistleblower and why do we need them? A: Whistleblowers are people, often in government, who come forward to expose fraud, waste or abuse in an effort to help improve the status quo. more »»

Q&A: Overdose & Addiction in Iowa

July 29, 2016 Q: What is the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA)? A: For two decades I have worked closely with community anti-drug coalitions in Iowa to deploy resources to help drive methamphetamin... more »»



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