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Slices of Life - Out with the old, in with the new

September 27, 2013 This week I said goodbye to an old friend and our parting was bittersweet. We’d spent nearly every day together for more than seven years. Lately, however, he just hadn’t been reliable. more »»

The Braley Brief: A Unilateral Response is Not the Answer

September 27, 2013 On August 21, Bashar al-Assad, the brutal dictator who rules Syria, used chemical weapons against his own people, killing hundreds of civilians including women and children. more »»

Agriculture Key to American Prosperity

September 27, 2013 As the heat index rises along the Potomac, it’s easy to understand why ice cream was a favored treat at Mount Vernon, the home of America’s first presiden. more »»

Slices of Life - Remember when...

September 20, 2013 There are certain dates that stick in our memories. September 11, 2001 is one for most of u. more »»

Reeling in Patent Trolls

September 20, 2013 The resilient U.S. economy owes in large measure its global reputation for prosperity to the ideas, innovation and invention rooted deeply in our American heritage. more »»

Slices of Life - A slippery path

September 13, 2013 I realize this is old news and I am way behind the times, but what’s new? I’ve always been a little late coming to the party; I’ve been wearing the same jean jacket since the 1990s. more »»

Is It Possible Al Qaeda (Not Assad) Used Chemical Weapons?

September 13, 2013 Washington says it has proof that Syria used sarin gas on its own people in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta and that only the regime could have been responsible. more »»

Tackling Iowa's Need for More Skilled Workers

September 13, 2013 Iowa remains one of the most affordable places to live and do business, and that success is reflected in one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. more »»

Slices of Life - Saying goodbye, for now, again

September 6, 2013 I thought it would be easier the second time around, but I was wrong. We are packing up our oldest son for college this week and I find my eyes watering inexplicably. more »»

Letter to the Editor: DVA/SAC closing

September 6, 2013 Dear Editor: It is with much sadness that I write this letter. more »»

Fixing America's Welcome Mat

September 6, 2013 They say history has a way of repeating itself. That certainly came true in June when the U.S. Senate approved a sweeping reform bill to revamp the nation’s immigration laws. Unfortunately, the U.S. more »»

The Braley Brief: Using Technology to Improve Rural Health Care

September 6, 2013 Medicine has come a long way since the days of house calls. more »»

Slices of Life - Free doesn't always mean free

August 30, 2013 There’s no such thing as a free lunch - or free checking. Not anymore. You may be familiar with free checking. more »»

Q&A: Reforming the Tax Code

August 30, 2013 Q: Why do you insist that tax reform remain “revenue neutral” as Congress begins work on rewriting the federal tax code? A: It’s the only way to prevent big spenders from growing big government. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Water quality

August 30, 2013 Dear Editor, August is National Water Quality Month. It is important to acknowledge that we all need to be aware of what we can do to improve our water qualit. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Veterans Night

August 30, 2013 Veterans: I am planning a Salute to Veterans Night at the Benton County Speedway in Vinton on Sunday, Sept. more »»

Note from the Superintendent...

August 23, 2013 The 2013 - 2014 school year is under way and promises to be an exciting academic year as we unveil a new and innovative technology initiative. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Horse slaughter response

August 23, 2013 Dear Editor, As a local Tama County farmer, I was distressed to read the letter from the Iowa Director of the Humane Society of the United States, Carol Griglione. more »»

Slices of Life - More than half a century of plastic romance

August 23, 2013 A couple of messages on Facebook this week mentioned a big birthday and celebrity milestone that piqued my interes. more »»

The Braley Brief: Providing Veterans with the Benefits They Deserve

August 23, 2013 Whether it's continuing their education with the help of the GI Bill, attending a VA job fair, or submitting a disability claim, our veterans deserve to know that they can rely on the Department of... more »»

 
 

 

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