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Letter to the Editor: Farm health & safety

September 5, 2014 To the Editor: Fall is the time of harvest. Colors of the landscape rapidly change from shades of green to various shades of red, yellow and brow. more »»

Q&A on ALS

September 5, 2014 Q: What is ALS? A: Some people may know the neurodegenerative disease by another name, Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. more »»

Working Families: The Foundation of a Strong Iowa Economy

September 5, 2014 September kicks off with Labor Day, a time to celebrate the achievements of working families as the foundation of a strong economy. more »»

Tyson-Hillshire deal needs to be scrutinized

August 29, 2014 Senator Chuck Grassley is pressing the Justice Department to heavily scrutinize the proposed acquisition by Tyson Foods of Hillshire Brands. more »»

Slices of Life - Grievance #328

August 29, 2014 To Whom it May Concern (you know who you are) - I am tired - and quite literally so - of being overlooked and underappreciate. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Clean Water Act

August 29, 2014 To the Editor: There has been a lot of talk about the new rule that may be attached to the Clean Water Act. more »»

Slices of Life - Parenting crimes and misdemeanors

August 22, 2014 “Blackmail is an act involving unjustified threats to make a gain or cause loss to another unless a demand is met. more »»

Sodders supports "Tuition Freeze Threepeat"

August 22, 2014 State Senator Steve Sodders of State Center today announced that he will help lead an effort next year in the Iowa Senate to extend the current tuition freeze at Iowa’s public universities for an... more »»

Q&A on Inspectors General

August 22, 2014 Q: What are Inspectors General? A: Congressional oversight is a primary means for the legislative branch to strengthen our system of checks and balance. more »»

"Bad Habit" is Breaking Bad

August 15, 2014 The White House has taken an irresponsible detour from the important fight against illicit drugs. more »»

Teacher Leaders Strengthen Classroom Instruction

August 15, 2014 Research shows a correlation between a school’s ability to keep good teachers and student achievement. more »»

Slices of Life - My grocery superpowers

August 15, 2014 Superman, Wonder Woman and the Incredible Hulk all possess superpowers, but I enjoy supremacy even greater than x-ray vision, unlimited strength or the ability to fly. more »»

Slices of Life - Things I hate

August 8, 2014 I tell my kids not to hate things. You can dislike Brussels sprouts, but there’s no need to hate them, not really. The word “hate” itself has become a buzzword for political incorrectness. more »»

Summer Interim & Iowa Juvenile Home

August 8, 2014 As the summer rolls on the work towards finding resolution to the Iowa Juvenile Home (IJH) facility continues in earnest. An update on what is happening is in order. more »»

Know Before You Owe

August 8, 2014 It’s a common assumption in America that attending college is a student’s golden ticket to landing a good-paying job and launching a prosperous career. If only it were that simple. more »»

Slices of Life - An adventure with superglue

August 1, 2014 Note to readers (and self) superglue does not mix well with granite countertops. Recently I had the opportunity to experience this noxious combination in the comfort of my own kitchen. more »»

Black Eye at the FBI

August 1, 2014 To some observers, it might seem awfully tedious work, not worth the effort. Congressional oversight requires patience, resilience and earnestness. more »»

Don't Let Big Oil Bully Biofuels

July 25, 2014 It’s vacation season across America. That means family road trips are underway and the traveling public is paying even closer attention when they pull up to the pump. more »»

Slices of Life - All thumbs

July 25, 2014 When I was in school - and dinosaurs roamed the earth - everyone took a class called typewriting 10. more »»

Creating Jobs, Growing Iowa's Economy with Clean Energy

July 25, 2014 Iowa 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. more »»

 
 

 

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