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Please vote June 7

June 3, 2016 Primary Election Day is Tuesday, June 7, and I encourage all eligible Iowans to make their voices heard by participating. Exercising the right to vote is one of our most important civic duties. more »»

Slices of Life - Excitement times two

May 13, 2016 Life can be exciting. And stressful. And sometimes exciting things - even though they are good things - create stress. Even though you promise yourself you won’t let them this time. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Recess

May 13, 2016 Welcome to the first ever two-part continuation article! Last week’s article inspired me to carry on my topic of recess. It became apparent everybody, young and old, needs to go out and enjoy reces. more »»

Q&A: Global Counterfeiting

May 13, 2016 Q: Why should Iowans worry about global counterfeiting? A: As a fundamental principle of commerce, consumers ought to get what they pay for. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Playground Equipment

May 6, 2016 Recess was the best time for all school children. Going outside, having fun, and being crazy was the name of the game. No more teachers, no more studying, no more tests, it was an enjoyable tim. more »»

Slices of Life - Xena the Warrior Princess

May 6, 2016 The combination of a blank page and a column deadline should be motivating. Should be. more »»

Improve response to sexual assault in military

May 6, 2016 When folks first think of our brave servicemembers, thoughts of defending our country, fighting enemies abroad and honoring their sacrifice often come to mind. more »»

Q&A: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 6, 2016 Q: What’s the purpose of Mental Health Awareness Month? A: For 365 days a year, mental health advocates, public policymakers, medical researchers and health care professionals work collectively to... more »»

Slices of Life - An overdue message to my neighbors

April 29, 2016 Thank you and I’m sorry. I should have said this earlier - and repeated it many times over the years. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Music Battle Royale 6 (Summertime)

April 29, 2016 The birds are chirping, the grass is green, and happiness is all around. Summer is quickly approaching which is also my favorite time of the year. more »»

Keeping Vulnerable Kids a Priority

April 29, 2016 Every child deserves a safe, permanent and nurturing home. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are there to help abused and neglected children by serving as their voice in court. more »»

Q&A: Foster Care

April 29, 2016 Q: How many kids are in the foster care system in America? A: On any given day, 415,000 children in the United States are living in foster care. more »»

Slices of Life - All the answers, now what was the question?

April 22, 2016 I wish I had all the answers. I know some people who do. I’m pretty sure you do, too - know someone who is smarter than the rest of us. Maybe you are even lucky enough to be one of them. more »»

The Dengler Domain: GPS

April 22, 2016 Taking a road trip to new places is fun. Hopping behind the steering wheel and driving to beautiful places is a human right. more »»

Preventing Domestic Violence & Its Consequences

April 22, 2016 To help in the fight against domestic violence and ensure the safety of victims, the Iowa Senate unanimously approved two major bills. more »»

What is Tax Freedom Day?

April 22, 2016 Q: What is Tax Freedom Day? A: As tax filing season winds down for the year, taxpayers can look forward to reaching another milestone on April 24. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Tape

April 15, 2016 Not far into the distant past, a certain product was used for everything. It performed many wonders and progressed society. Unfortunately, technology caused it to become obsolete. This is tape. more »»

Slices of Life - Monday melancholy

April 15, 2016 Oh, the dreaded Monday. We all experience and endure it; although depending on your specific schedule, your Monday might fall on a Thursday. more »»

Preventing Drug Overdose Deaths

April 15, 2016 Prescription overdoses kill more Americans each year than all other drugs combined. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 44 people die from a prescription painkiller overdose every day. more »»

Q&A on the Senate Judiciary Committee

April 15, 2016 Q: What issues are handled by the Senate Judiciary Committee? A: The Senate Judiciary Committee is one of the original standing committees of the United States Senate. more »»



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