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Helping small business with health care costs for employees

May 3, 2013 Small businesses want to expand Iowa’s middle class by attracting and retaining the best workers. Providing good health care benefits is one way to do that. more »»

Toledo Mayor Svoboda welcomes spring - urges safety, cooperation

May 1, 2013 Spring is once again upon us. Put the snow shovels back on the wall of the garage. Put the snow blower in the corner where you dug the lawn mower out. People are out walking for exercise. more »»

Iowa Valley responds to needs through “Business To You” series

May 1, 2013 It all started when the Business Improvement Committee (BIC) of the Iowa Falls Chamber/Main Street had the idea and desire to bring more business-related topics/programs to Hardin County. more »»

District 72 Update

April 26, 2013 Week fourteen of the session is done. We have run through nearly all the minor bills and work continues on the remaining four major issues. more »»

Grassely Q & A: Keystone XL Pipeline

April 24, 2013 Q: Why do you support the Keystone XL Pipeline? A: The crude oil pipeline from Canada to the U.. more »»

From God’s Perspective –

April 21, 2013 My main point to you over the past foureditorials has been that God cannot bless a nation that does not keep His commandments. more »»

MCC grows STEM academic programs

April 19, 2013 For many of us spring means an urge to push aside the dreary winter days by looking forward to gardening. more »»

Ensuring more Iowans have access to mental health services

April 17, 2013 The Legislature is continuing its bipartisan efforts to expand access to affordable health care. Your address should not determine the health care available to you. more »»

District 72 Update

April 9, 2013 Week eleven of the session is done. We continue to debate bills on the floor of the House. more »»

Growing Iowa’s middle class through smart jobs legislation

April 7, 2013 Iowa’s financial outlook is bright, according to the state’s nonpartisan Revenue Estimating Committee. more »»

Weekly Question for your Iowa Legislators

April 5, 2013 Q: "There has been discussion on drivers licenses being issued to those who are not citizens of the United States. more »»

Proposed Bottle Bill expansion detracts from better recycling future for Iowans

April 5, 2013 DES MOINES- Iowa Grocery Industry Association (IGIA) President Michelle Hurd recently advocated for expanded comprehensive curbside recycling, warning that Bottle Bill expansion is pulling focus awa... more »»

Are We an Honest People?

April 1, 2013 The mystery surrounded a missing book. more »»

Colon cancer screening saves lives

March 29, 2013 Is cancer preventable? That’s a provocative question. more »»

Insuring all Iowa students are prepared to succeed

March 27, 2013 Immigrants and refugees from impoverished or war-torn countries have come to us, seeking the American Dream. That means the face of Iowa’s population—especially its students—is changing. more »»

Shouldn’t all aspects of government be transparent?

March 25, 2013 Transparency is something that most of us believe should exist in all aspects of government. Yet it seems that the unions for state employees think that transparency shouldn’t relate to them at all. more »»

The Senate’s blank check to Israel

March 22, 2013 Ali Gharib is a national security reporter for ThinkProgress.org covering U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, particularly Iran. more »»

News-Herald Weekly Question for your Iowa Legislators

March 22, 2013 Q: "What is your position on the proposed change from a 180-day school year to a 1,080 hour instructional hour plan?" Responses: State Senator Steve Sodders (D-State Center)- “This proposal is one... more »»

IVCCD: Committed to fiscal sustainability through energy conservation

March 20, 2013 In 2010, Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) developed a new strategic agenda to guide and direct decision-making for the next three years. more »»

Enjoying the Peace of God in the Midst of Threats

March 17, 2013 We have been reminded yet again of the volatile world that we live in by the latest threats that have emanated from North Korea toward our ally South Korea as well as the threat of nuclear... more »»

 
 

 

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