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  • Legislature must improve water quality

    One of my top goals this session is to get serious about Iowa’s water quality. The Iowa Supreme Court sent a message loud and clear last week that it ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Trump bubble bursts

    No!The bubble burst. My fantasy died.I wasn’t a big Donald Trump backer — on TV I have called him a ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 10:15 am
  • Shame on Grassley

    This was a U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley’s paragraph in response to my call to protest the nomination of Sen. Sessions. “As Chairman of the Senate Judiciar ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Medicare works for America’s seniors

    With the inauguration behind us and the new administration moving full team ahead, I hope our new president will support Medicare Advantage.
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Cycling proposal is needless legislation

    I am aghast at how many people — both cyclists and non-cyclists — believe that requiring cyclists to operate with bicycle lights will solve the growin ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Column: Join the YPJC

    Moving to a new place can be nerve-wracking. You don’t know many or any people at all. When I first moved to Newton, I knew one person ... maybe two. ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 11:01 am
  • Our evolution to boring

    It’s officially official ... hubby and I are boring.I can tell you the exact moment it happened. It ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 10:16 am
  • Don’t play into Trump’s hands on the Muslim Ban

    I’m a Muslim woman and a social justice advocate.I’m terrified, heartbroken, and outraged by Donald ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • Refugee ban isn’t the American way

    I write as a person of faith, as a Christian, who strongly believes in upholding our nation’s greatest ideals, our values, our principles upon which w ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • Buddy boy is getting fat

    Buddy Boy is getting fat! Chubby might be a better word. He can’t even get turned around to lick his you-know-what anymore. His collar is getting tigh ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • State Report Card uses misleading terms

    The State Report Card is out, using Iowa’s low standards rather than grade level standards, and other factors. Results are comparable to basic profici ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • Column: My campus tour

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Sept. 8, 2016 Game day in Iowa City is like no othe ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 11:38 am
  • Column: But, it’s still a dog movie

    With the amount of controversy in our world, I really wish there wasn’t a dilemma about a dog movie.
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 10:57 am
  • The left’s vagina-based politics demeans women

    In an attempt to demonstrate outrage at ... at ... well, at something, some three million people across the country, mostly women, participated in wom ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Revenue estimating conference review

    Typically one of the first items on the legislative agenda is setting Supplemental State Aid (SSA) for K-12 public schools. However, due to the budget ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 10:33 am