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Grassely Q & A: elections matter

November 2, 2018 Q: What is fundamental to our system of self-government? A: The number one check on government “of, by and for” the people is the ballot box. more »»

Veterans History Project

October 24, 2018 Q: What is the Veterans History Project? A: Congress passed legislation in 2000 to launch the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress American Folklife Center. more »»

Q & A: Economic forecast

October 20, 2018 Q: What’s leading the U.S. economic momentum now underway? A: By nearly every economic measure, the U.. more »»

Higher wages and a skilled workforce

October 17, 2018 At no time in our state’s history has the need for education and training after high school been more important. more »»

Community journalism matters because communities matter

October 11, 2018 “Everything in this newspaper is important to someone.” It’s become something of a mantra for me, in recent years. Weekly community newspapers are eclectic, to say the least. more »»

Iowa Valley Comm. College's ongoing commitment to its mission

October 7, 2018 Many, if not most, organizations have a mission statement which is intended to make a claim about their passion, purpose, and commitment. more »»

Back to school!

October 7, 2018 Hard to believe that summer is waving us good-bye. I’ve played my share of golf this year and am not at all done playing for the season but I’ve taken my share of mulligan. more »»

To slow-kill a community

October 4, 2018 Once a hamlet of beauty, Tama-Toledo is quiet now with worn, tired storefronts of tattered buildings and countless signs of decay. more »»

Education Election

September 27, 2018 As Iowans engage with candidates across the state in preparation for voting this November, the future of Iowa’s workforce and access to affordable higher education must be a priority. more »»

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September 22, 2018 September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and a good time to revisit what you know and don’t know about this disease. more »»

9/11 and President Trump’s false memory

September 21, 2018 Then presidential candidate Donald Trump’s insistence in November 2015 that he saw thousands of Muslims celebrating the 9/11 attacks in Jersey City was subsequently widely debunked in the media and... more »»

Who are the uninsured? Most without health coverage were working-age adults

September 19, 2018 In 2017, the number of people without health insurance increased to 28.0 million, up from 27.3 million the year before, according to the latest American Community Survey data released today. more »»

Robocall wars: How you can fight back

September 15, 2018 Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller calls them “the bane of our existence”: robocalls and other annoying, unwanted phone solicitations. And they’re getting worse. more »»

Opposition to Kavanaugh is failing because it’s meritless

September 15, 2018 Opposition to Kavanaugh is failing because it’s meritless The American people have now had a chance to hear directly from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in what might be the longest... more »»

On the Stump • Politics 2018

September 14, 2018 •Former District 71 State Senator Steve Sodders (D-State Center) wrapped up his career as a law enforcement officer on Sept. more »»

Iowans need property tax relief

September 12, 2018 “What I’ve worked 50 years to build up, they’re taking away from me. Pie in the sky assessments allow government to grow and prosper way beyond what property owners and other taxpayers can affor. more »»

Cost of Prescription Drugs

September 6, 2018 Q: How would your price transparency amendment change prescription drug advertising? A: The U.. more »»

Economic Gains From Historic Preservation

August 31, 2018 Several states have done studies to see if the money they invest in historic preservation is a good investmen. more »»

John McCain

August 29, 2018 U.S. Senator John McCain on the campaign trail for the presidency as the Republican nominee at a rally at the Eastern Iowa?Airport in Cedar Rapids in September, 2008. McCain died Friday, Aug. more »»

On the Stump • Politics 2018

August 20, 2018 •DES?MOINES- The Des Moines Register Editor refused to allow writer of new constitution and Presidential candidate Valentine to speak at The Iowa State Fair his campaign has charged. more »»



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