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  • Under the lights

    Home sweet home. That is how it felt as I walked through the gates at Kinnick Stadium Saturday. For the first time since 2012, the Hawkeyes were hosti ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Law and border

    How many wars can we fight?Our presidential candidates demand “stronger action” against both illegal ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • An uphill fight against misconceptions

    Editor's Note: This column originally published Nov. 24, 2014.Last week I found myself standing with ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • I had the time of my life

    There are certain things that stick with you over the course of your lifetime — precious moments, big events and small victories. These can be monumen ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Prosecution of white collar crime hits 20-year low

    Just a few years after the financial crisis, a new report tells an important story: Federal prosecution of white-collar crime has hit a 20-year low.
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • IDOT fails on solution for deadly intersection

    Six years of study, 121 crashes and 11 deaths — no viable solution.The Iowa Department of Transporta ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Fear locks away progress

    I have never been a tinkerer — at least not with my hands. I was never the kid tearing apart cars or messing with a motorcycle. I tinkered with words ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 4:18 pm
  • One man’s junk...

    One man’s junk ... is another man’s treasure.The big old rusty steel drum was given to me by a farme ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Some are paid too much to ‘tweet’

    Neither of Iowa’s Division I head football coaches have official Twitter accounts — and I’m perfectly OK with that.
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • My boys

    At my young age of 30 years, I just married off my first nephew on Saturday. That being said, I was only 7 when he was born, and he will turn 23 in a ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Bragging rights

    One of greatest things about our newsroom is the Iowa Hawkeye fan dominance. We’re all fans except for two out-of-staters who refuse to conform, despi ...
    Sept. 14, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Sept. 11th, 2014

    My father-in-law was murdered, on this very day, 13 years ago. James D. Cleere was in New York on business the day of the terrorist attacks. He was st ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 12:37 pm
  • Have a seat on the homecoming couch

    The springs were loose and pointy, and the upholstery was ripping, but the East High School tailgating couch was our Friday night football sanctuary. 
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • The coffee maker and I are going 15 rounds

    Some folks have anxiety about going to meet their maker. I’ve met at least one maker in the past year, and things haven’t gone well so far — for me, a ...
    Sept. 9, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Good news for Iowans looking to build their skills

    To build a skilled workforce and strong economy, the state must be a good partner to Iowa’s 15 community colleges and local businesses. That’s why we’ ...
    Sept. 8, 2015 - 10:54 am
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