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Here’s what you can do about fake news before the 2020 election

February 12, 2019 In 2019, Iowans will hear the phrase “fake news” whenever a report sullies a political party or presidential hopeful. We may support or scorn candidates without knowing fact from factoi. more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

February 11, 2019 Last week was a shortened week due to the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. Most of the week was spent working on subcommittee assignments. more »»

Now is the time!

February 6, 2019 As a science teacher I understand that you are officially dead when your heart stops beating. more »»

Sports Betting101: What Iowa stands to gain from legal sports betting market

February 5, 2019 With Iowa’s 2019 legislative session in full swing, many policymakers have sports betting on their minds. more »»

District 72 Update

February 5, 2019 Newsletter for January 31, 2019 In spite of the cold and nasty weather, the legislature met in session every day this week. more »»

District 72 Update

February 3, 2019 The ceremonies and speeches are done and the House has gotten down to business this week in spite of the cold and freezing rain. more »»

Making laws should not be about lawmakers’ convenience

February 1, 2019 One of the biggest contrasts in public access to state and local governments in Iowa came into focus last week, and Iowans should be concerned by what occurre. more »»

Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

January 30, 2019 In the Legislature This week was the first week of the 88th General Assembly and the first week of the 2019 legislative sessio. more »»

A survivor shares her story of human trafficking

January 29, 2019 January is both Human Trafficking and Stalking Awareness Month. Trafficking and stalking are problems that continue to plague our society. more »»

Capitol Update

January 26, 2019 The legislative session is well underway. As always, the first week is filled with ceremony and speeches, but this year we also saw the inauguration of Governor Reynolds and Lt.Gov. Gregg on Frida. more »»

Use the Iowa Juvenile Home campus to further economic opportunity

January 24, 2019 Taking some action on the part of the City of Toledo on the Iowa Juvenile Home / State Training School for Girls campus here is a commendable step in the right direction. more »»

Marshalltown Community College is focused on student success and retention

January 21, 2019 The issues of student success and retention are something on which all colleges across the United States are focused. more »»

What you lose when you lose local news: People are less likely to vote, and politics become more polarized

January 17, 2019 In November 2016, as election results began rolling in, the maps showing state-by-state Senate and presidential wins started to look like they were plotting the same rac. more »»

A judge should not prohibit publishing facts

January 9, 2019 On the morning of Aug. 31, shortly after 8:30, a 12-year-old boy pulled out a gun in his seventh-grade classroom in Eldridge, a community just north of Davenport. more »»

Q & A: First Step Act

January 4, 2019 Q: What is the First Step Act? A: The bipartisan First Step Act restructures federal criminal sentencing laws for the first time in decades. more »»

Five tips for staying on track in the new year

January 2, 2019 (Family Features) While many people often wish maintaining good health was as easy as following an equation, health doesn’t have a start or end dat. more »»

A new year

January 2, 2019 2019... more »»

It’s your right, it’s your business

December 31, 2018 Every action of government is your business. Every document held in government halls is your piece of paper. Every penny spent by government is your money. more »»

6.5 million dollars for radios????

December 28, 2018 Six and a half million dollars is a lot of money. more »»



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