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Q&A on Safe Rx Disposal

October 3, 2014 Q: Why should Iowans be concerned about disposing of unneeded medicines? A: A growing misuse of prescription pain relievers is on the rise in towns big and small in communities across America. more »»

To Make or Break America

October 3, 2014 History teaches us two things: what works and what doesn’t. After over 200 years of experience, we know definitively what has worked for America. more »»

Slices of Life - One of the worst inventions ever

September 27, 2014 Some inventions are too good to be true. Hotel pool towels aren’t one of them. more »»

Slices of Life - The selfie

September 19, 2014 My husband and I recently went on vacation. He served as trip photographer because his phone was smarter than mine. I’m in a number of the pictures. more »»


September 19, 2014 Q: What is ISIS? A: A radical group of Islamic extremists operating from the Middle East, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, ISIL or Islamic State), is escalating its terrorist insurgency... more »»

Slices of Life - Feeding Earl

September 12, 2014 I’ve been feeding a squirrel. Please note the singular tense. Squirrel. Not squirrels. People don’t typically feed squirrels. more »»

In Iowa's Interest

September 12, 2014 Monday, August 10, marked the beginning of National Health Center Week, a time to recognize the vital role of community health centers in America. more »»

Injustice 101: Denying Sexual Assualt is a Serious Crime

September 12, 2014 Heading off to college triggers a range of emotions for students and their families. more »»

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 »»

Slices of Life - Advice on the first day

September 5, 2014 It happens each year precisely on July 5. Sparklers and smoke bombs on aisle four are replaced with boxes of crayons and bargain notebooks and the back to school season officially begins. 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 »»

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 - 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 »»

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 - 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 »»

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 »»

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 »»



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