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  • Iowa must ‘weed out’ a compromise

    When the Iowa Legislature convenes for its 90th session on Jan. 11 of next year, it will be expected to quickly resolve some of its squabbles that wer ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Adding another candle

    The time of year to add another candle to my birthday cake is here once again. Last year was the big one, exiting my 20s and having to reply, 30, when ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • If none of these guys can win, why are they all still running for president?

    I follow some of these low-pollers on Twitter. I see their vision for America and their television schedules. And I see the comments that accompany th ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Every nine seconds

    Tiffany remembers the first time she was threatened by her boyfriend because it was a significant day — their son’s first birthday. Emotions were runn ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • The things I remember

    I grew up in a tight-knit family environment. I tell people about annual big get-togethers with my mom’s siblings and their families. I also grew up o ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • It’s just my way

    How do you feel about those people that think they know everything?We all know a person like that. N ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • There’s a little Griswold in us all

    Now that the Halloween costumes are safely stored away in crates and closets — to be remembered fondly like radio’s one hit wonders — and children hav ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • Dillyn Mumme’s story

    Tammy Mumme (pronounced mummy) of Mt. Pleasant isn’t mum about her son, Dillyn. And for good reason.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 1:57 pm
  • Early girl

    I had a ripe tomato on the first of June —I’m not kidding!It all started when I was grocery shopping ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 2:12 pm
  • Costume ideas from the ‘Dark Side’

    Coming up with an original Halloween costume is tough work.Thanks to social media and the accompanyi ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Cellulosic ethanol a treat for Iowa economy

    Iowa is widely known for our first-rate hospitality, first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses and first-class production of corn, soybeans, pork and ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Outdated workplace policies are holding families back

    Families are working harder than ever to make ends meet, send their children to college and save for retirement. The earnings of women are central to ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Call me crazy

    For the past three weeks I have been participating in an activity I never thought I would do: 5 a.m. work out classes. Sometimes I think I am having a ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Bakken pipeline brings outdated energy into Iowa’s future

    The Iowa Utilities Board will begin hearing public comments Nov. 12 at the Boone County Fairgrounds in the final public process to determine if Dakota ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • The Black Angel

    East of downtown Iowa City lies an eerily old and lonely red brick road called Brown Street, and at the end of the quiet road stands a tall black meta ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 11:19 am