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  • Constitutional rights debated

    Long hours of debate consumed a large portion of our time at the Capitol during week 9. Voter ID bill HF 516 and Gun bill HF 517 took up the majority ...
    March 14, 2017 - 9:50 am
  • Column: Staycation

    Last weekend, to beat some of the winter blues and cure our cabin fever, my family took a little staycation. We didn’t go far, about 30 miles west to ...
    March 14, 2017 - 10:12 am
  • A bowl of stew

    I had a bowl of stew for dinner tonight. It was the old-fashioned kind of stew. Meat. Potatoes. Carrots. Onions. Mushrooms. My wife made it in the cro ...
    March 14, 2017 - 9:50 am
  • Column: Frosty — everything

    On Friday afternoon I sent a text to my best friend who just returned from a weeklong trip. I had made tentative plans to go see her upon her return b ...
    March 13, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • Killing Big Bird

    This week, Donald Trump releases his new budget. It’s expected to cut spending on things like the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowm ...
    March 13, 2017 - 10:29 am
  • Editorial: Lawmakers should right the wrong when it comes to health insurance

    Last month an investigation into Iowa lawmakers’ health insurance revealed more than 100 legislators are paying hundreds of dollars less than they sho ...
    March 13, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • I’ve got an idea

    Editor’s Note: This column originally published Dec. 24, 2015This time of year, I always have grand ...
    March 10, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • Column: Live from Facebook

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Oct.19, 2016 During the height of the Apollo progra ...
    March 10, 2017 - 10:42 am
  • The press is essential

    The U.S. has a robust, free, and fair media. No wonder that makes Donald Trump angry.Trump has such ...
    March 10, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • Education theories a detriment to students

    Recently, Democrat Senators conducted a survey of superintendents regarding possible consequences due to funding increases (no funding reductions) bei ...
    March 9, 2017 - 10:03 am
  • Support ACA, support seniors with disabilities

    I am a senior citizen and my wife and I are on the Medicare program. It is a fact the Affordable Care Act/Obama Care (ACA) lengthened the financial vi ...
    March 9, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • The basketball rush

    I love watching good basketball. It has never been my “favorite” sport, but the game has been in my blood thanks to both of my parents.
    March 9, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • Cuba vacation

    It’s really easy to go to Cuba. Contrary to the belief that you must have an “educational” reason to go to Cuba, or some such excuse, all you have to ...
    March 9, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • We will bury a hero tomorrow

    “For those who fought for it, freedom has a taste the protected will never know.” These words were o ...
    March 8, 2017 - 9:53 am
  • Column: Embracing rugged individualism

    Capitalism is a finicky beast. It inspires innovation. It births billionaires. It depends on an over-worked, under-paid class of folks who buy into th ...
    March 8, 2017 - 10:21 am