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Greenhouse gas emissions and climate change: Key facts about paper’s impact

September 20, 2019 The pulp, paper and print industry is one of the lowest contributing industrial sectors to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at only 1% of emissions worldwide,[1] but consumers don’t know it. more »»

Repeal 2015 Rule Defining “Waters of the United States” Ending Regulatory Patchwork

September 18, 2019 (Lenexa, Kan.) - At an event in Washington, D.C., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Department of the Army Assistant Secretary for Civil Works R.D. more »»

This school year, let’s work together to support our state’s students

September 11, 2019 With the school year back in full swing, this is a great time to talk about the importance of parent and community involvement in our local school. more »»

The National Preparedness Month of September presents a planning opportunity

September 8, 2019 There’s a day, a week or a month for everything these days. Some designations, of course, are more important than others. more »»

Who is going to pay?

September 4, 2019 We knew it was coming. A push to build a new school, or to completely remodel the middle school. It was easy to see was coming last winter when the district paid someone $12,500. more »»

“Get Your Walk On”

August 28, 2019 We’ve got a big goal this year, Iowans, and we need your help to achieve it. The Healthiest State Annual Walk is celebrating its ninth year. more »»

Improving rural health care

August 24, 2019 Rural communities are struggling to keep health care services available to their residents. more »»

Lindsey Graham’s Blank Check

August 21, 2019 “History  doesn’t  repeat itselfbut  it often  rhymes” -Often credited to Mark Twain  On July 5, 1914, Kaiser Wilhelm II  of Germany pledged his country’s unconditional support for whateve... more »»

Iowans deserve tax credit transparency

August 16, 2019 Iowa’s lawmakers justify handing out tax credits and incentives to private businesses by promising those deals will end up benefiting the people of Iowa. more »»

Q & A: Iowa State Fair

August 15, 2019 Q: What draws people to the Iowa State Fair year after year? A: With countless attractions, there’s something for everyone at the Iowa State Fair. more »»

Trump’s changes to Investor Visa Program are a win for Rural America

August 7, 2019 President Trump just issued new rules that got little attention from the mainstream media, but stand to bring fresh economic opportunity to America’s rural and disadvantaged communities. more »»

National Newspaper Association cheers senators for Freedom of Information Act bill

August 5, 2019 A bipartisan team of senators on July 23 introduced a bill to repair a gaping hole created by the U.S. Supreme Court in June that keeps food stamp payments to retailers secret. more »»

What is Keokuk doing to bolster its future?

July 31, 2019 Editor’s Note: The Toledo City?Council and Economic Development group held an inital joint meeting in June to begin discussions about downtown Toledo, Combined with the fate of the closed 27-acre... more »»

“Hey Siri, Why is the 2020 Census important?”

July 24, 2019 Editor’s Note: For those unfamiliar with current mobile technology, “Siri” and “Alexa” are two popular virtual assistant programs controlled by voice recognitions software. more »»

Crisis at the southern border

July 17, 2019 Q: How serious is the crisis at the southern border? A: Illegal border crossings are at the highest level in recent history. more »»

Conservation increasing, but rented land remains a barrier

July 12, 2019 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll AMES - As the percentage of rented farmland in Iowa continues to grow, farmers are seeing a steady shift in who is responsible for what happens on the land. more »»

The Week America was born

July 4, 2019 Many years ago I started saving articles concerning the founding of the United States. Here is . more »»

Celebrating the anniversary of women gaining the right to vote

June 30, 2019 Throughout its history, Iowa has been a place where women break barriers. more »»

The scoop on poop: How Iowa farmers manage manure responsibly

June 26, 2019 I found it lurking behind the air conditioner in our back yard; was it evidence that the wayward cougar spotted weeks ago in Des Moines was still around? The scat definitely wasn’t left by our two... more »»

We Are Our Town

June 22, 2019 By Anne Michael Our Town will be presented July 11-13 at the Wieting theatre in Toledo. Our Town is one of those plays that is never out-dated. more »»

Q & A Elder abuse

June 21, 2019 Q: How did stopping elder abuse become one of your priorities in Congress? A: Close-knit families and communities across Iowa are enriched by the contributions and life experiences of older... more »»



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