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A cure for America’s diabetes crisis: Early education

December 13, 2017 The greatest health threat to America’s youth isn’t opioid addiction or cancer — it’s diabetes. more »»

Drug makers are leading the way on research and development

December 8, 2017 Over five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s diseas. more »»

Question & Answer: Federal Judiciary

December 1, 2017 Q: How is the federal judiciary unique from the legislative and executive branches of government? A: Our nation’s founders designed the three branches of the federal government with the premise... more »»

Right back in business on license plates

December 1, 2017 Not too long ago the State of Iowa restricted what could be included on vehicle license plates. more »»

Drug makers are leading the way on research and development

November 29, 2017 Over five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s diseas. more »»

Iowa school board members set 2018 legislative platform

November 27, 2017 Des Moines- More than 200 delegates from the Iowa Association of School Board’s (IASB) member school districts and area education agencies (AEAs) gathered at the annual Delegate Assembly on Nov. more »»

Profile of a Prime Timer

November 23, 2017 We true prime-timers were here before the Pill, the population explosion and disposable diapers. We were here before we were called “senior citizen. more »»

Question & Answer: Thanksgiving

November 23, 2017 Q: Who launched a “day of thanksgiving” to unite America “with one heart and one voice”? A: More than 150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln issued a presidential proclamation, reminding a divided nation... more »»

Why accreditation matters

November 17, 2017 Accreditation is important to educational institutions and to college students and their families. more »»

Q & A: National Adoption Month

November 11, 2017 Q: Why is the month of November celebrated as National Adoption Month? A: The short answer is President Bill Clinton in 1995 expanded upon a presidential proclamation declared by President Ronald... more »»

Q & A: Veterans Day

November 11, 2017 Q: When did Veterans Day become a public holiday in the United States? A: Veterans Day in the United States effectively began 99 years ago, when the U.S. designated Nov. more »»

Rural Economic Development Drives Iowa’s Growth

November 8, 2017 Economic development is critical for the success of Iowa. It takes on an even greater importance when dealing with the state’s rural economy. more »»

Your local newspaper: The real deal

November 1, 2017 While no one should ever say “I know it’s real because I saw it on the internet,” everyone should be able to say, “I know it’s real. I read it in the newspaper. more »»

Question & answer: Crimes of the 21st Century

October 28, 2017 Q: How will your legislation help curb financial exploitation of older Americans? A: Given their lifetime of hard work and savings, older Americans are often targeted for financial fraud and... more »»

On the Stump-Politics 2017

October 21, 2017 •Elections and how they are conducted have changed a bit over the years- See Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate’s story on Page 1. more »»

Iowa schools are making a difference in early literacy

October 20, 2017 Statewide efforts focused on making sure all Iowa students are proficient readers by the end of third grade are demonstrating a positive impact in the growth of literacy skills. more »»

Question & answer; Renewable Fuel Standard

October 18, 2017 Q: What’s at stake with proposed regulations that would reduce the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2018 and 2019? A:Congress enacted the RFS and other policies to boost U.S. more »»

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg announce Future Ready Iowa Alliance recommendations

October 18, 2017 DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg announced new Future Ready Iowa Alliance recommendations Tuesda. more »»

Comment on flag and knee

October 15, 2017 Letter to the Editor: July 5, 2007, 8 a.m., a beautiful summer day. I, my wife and five kids are standing in front of St. Elizabeth’s Church. A black hearse pulls in front of the church. more »»

South Tama Schools: Superintendent Berger's Comments

October 12, 2017 Fall is here and we are finally settling in to our routines. Thanks to everyone for making Homecoming week a nice event. more »»



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