• Here comes the sun

    You wake up to a bright, warm ray of sunshine which kisses your skin and you’re delighted by the interruption of a sweet cool breeze. It blows in thro ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 10:35 am
  • Proposal shortchanges students, Iowa’s future

    Iowa’s kids and economic future were shortchanged this week. The first bill up for debate this year provided local schools inadequate support.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Praise God and bash the gays

    This past week, I read that “social conservatives” will attempt to reinvigorate their anti-gay campaign for the 2016 presidential race. Briefly, I suc ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • This is serious business, but I cannot forget why I do it

    Leaving for three weeks on assignment there is a thought in the back of my mind: what will be going on at home? I — at times — become a bit obsessive ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • Old nursing home razed

    Eighty-one year old Joan (pronounced Jo Ann) Millard of rural Mt. Pleasant answered the phone on New Year’s Eve. She recognized the voice of her old f ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Cervical cancer and HPV— reduce your risk

    Start the new year with a commitment to learn more about cancer prevention and the steps you can take to reduce your risk. January is Cervical Health ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Girl Scout cookies, I wish I could quit you

    They lay in wait about this time each year — like snakes in tall grass.They are not snipers, and don ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Taxpayers suffer when IRS misplaces priorities

    Get ready for the credibility gap to vault north between the IRS and the taxpaying public. Right before tax season kicks into high gear, the National ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • The hot cocoa crawl of 2015

    My New Year’s resolution is still in full effect. I have vowed to be more active. Not in an exercise way — please, have you met me? — but in a bucking ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:39 am
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