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January 20, 2020 In The Legislature This was the first week of the 2020 legislative session. more »»

Iowans Deserve a Better Tax System Now

January 18, 2020 Last year, Iowa’s robust tax reform took a giant step toward reducing burdensome taxes on families and businesses. more »»

Fisher Previews 2020 Iowa Legislative Session

January 15, 2020 District 72 Newsletter The 2020 session began on Monday, January 13. This is the second year of the 88th General Assembly in Iowa. The Iowa House will be electing new leadership this coming session. more »»

Edler lists priorities for the 2020 Iowa Legislative session

January 10, 2020 The 2020 session if quickly approaching. This year in the legislature I will continue to focus on a pro-Iowa, pro-growth agenda. more »»

Iowa Valley's accreditation process and next steps

January 9, 2020 Continued accreditation is required for colleges to keep their doors open and offer classes to students. more »»

Chaos in the kichen!

January 5, 2020 My wife is a great cook, but her health has limited her, so I thought I’d help make breakfast. Immediately, there’s a case for concern. more »»

The expanding news desert:The loss of newspapers and readers

January 3, 2020 Vanishing Newspapers: The United States has lost almost 1,800 papers since 2004, including more than 60 dailies and 1,700 weeklies. more »»

10 Doctor-recommended health tips for the new year

January 1, 2020 (StatePoint) Four in 10 adults in the U.S. have two or more chronic diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more »»

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2020 New Year 2020 begins... more »»

A decade of making a difference: Senate Caucus on Foster Youth

December 31, 2019 Ten years ago this month, Sen. Mary Landrieu and I founded the bipartisan Senate Caucus on Foster Yout. more »»

Out with the old; In with the new

December 29, 2019 Every year has its ups and downs and 2019 was no different. Probably for each one of you, there were times of celebration and times of sadness and disappointment. more »»

What is electronic media doing to our health?

December 28, 2019 “Switching off” and turning to print is better for your health and it may also be the answer to a good night’s sleep. more »»

2020—Perfect visison!

December 28, 2019 A song I remember from the late 60’s was Zager and Evan’s “In the Year 2525” —depressing song at best, detailing a pessimistic future. more »»

For long time Hawk fans

December 27, 2019 For some people, the passing of Hayden Fry might not carry much meaning.But for those who have been Hawk fans for decades, his memory brings back some wonderful moments. more »»

Marshalltown Community College es para mi

December 26, 2019 Marshalltown Community College is here to provide a high quality, success-focused education for all students. more »»

The Birth of the Child!

December 25, 2019 My wife gave live birth three times, and we share the grief with those who’ve lost a child. more »»

Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

December 24, 2019 In 1897, Dr. Philip O’Hanlon, a coroner’s assistant on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, was asked by his then eight-year-old daughter, Virginia O’Hanlon (1889–1971), whether Santa Claus really existed. more »»

Christmas at Sheda’s Grocery Store

December 22, 2019 It all started the day after Thanksgiving when a shipment of 75-100 Christmas Trees came to our grocery store for sale to one and all. What an exciting time. more »»

University of Iowa utility secrecy: A blow to public accountability

December 20, 2019 The Iowa Board of Regents unanimously approved an agreement Tuesday turning operation and management of the University of Iowa power plant and water treatment plant over to a French business... more »»

The Electoral College and American Constitutionalism

December 14, 2019 Senator, and Democrat presidential candidate, Elizabeth Warren declared recently that her goal if elected is “to be the last American president elected by the Electoral College” and her “second term... more »»

Smaller, independent physician practices urge Congress to solve surprise billing the right way

December 11, 2019 Washington, DC-In a letter sent to Congress last week, nearly 900 smaller and independent physician practices across medical specialties outline the potentially devastating unintended consequences... more »»



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