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Iowa State Senator Jake Chapman

Weekly report from Iowa State Senator Jake Chapman

Jan 22, 2015 1:01am

The Iowa legislature is back in session with key issues on the table for 2015. Governor Branstad gave his annual Condition of the State address. While we don’t yet have the details for all of his...

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Ann Cochran Health Navigation Coordinator with Dallas Co. Public Health Ann.Cochran@co.dallas.ia.us

What Kind of Cancer?

Jan 22, 2015 1:00am

This article may make some readers uncomfortable. The topic is cervical cancer. Every year about a third of the women diagnosed with it die. Cervical cancer starts in the cells lining the cervix...

Bill Haglund

A quick trip turned frightening pretty quickly

Jan 22, 2015 1:00am

Watching an old television program on Memorable TV – something I tend to enjoy – a big old Lincoln Continental from the early 1960s caught my eye, or rather the doors caught...

No one in this country should go hungry

Jan 12, 2015 2:13pm

To the editor:

Republicans are continuing the tactic of signing pledges to strong arm the Senate newbies. One hundred percent of newly elected Republican Senators have agreed to vote to...

Bill Haglund Bhaglund13@msn.com

Darker clouds over the low gasoline price horizon

Jan 12, 2015 2:12pm

Like most Americans, I’m enjoying the current low prices we’re finding at the gas pumps.

Wouldn’t it be nice if those low prices never ended?

Well, beware of what you wish. Already,...

Arvid Huisman huismaniowa@msn.com

All about retirement

Jan 12, 2015 2:10pm

It was one year ago this month that I retired after a working full time for more than 46 years. Before then I was tired; now I’m retired.

Over the years older friends told me that after...

Ann Welch ann4plus1@yahoo.com

Honey Bees are dying

Jan 12, 2015 2:08pm

I received information about the grave danger honey bees recently from the environmental advocacy group Friends of the Earth. I wrote about this situation in an earlier column but want to pass on...

Devon Murphy-Petersen devonm@waukee.lib.ia.us

The backstory of beloved children’s books

Jan 12, 2015 2:07pm

Like millions of children, I loved reading the illustrated Peter Rabbit books by Beatrix Potter. Her adventurous tales of naughty clothes-wearing bunnies romping through lush flower and vegetable...

Pros of the Affordable Care Act

Jan 06, 2015 9:50pm

To the editor:

The Affordable Care Act changed health insurance coverage for millions of people who bought insurance that capped or excluded benefits. Before the law took effect a year ago,...

Bill Haglund Bhaglund13@msn.com

New Year’s resolutions are made to be broken

Jan 06, 2015 9:47pm

Every year, I think about making a New Year’s resolution.

Every year, after giving it some thought, I drop the subject.

After all, what are the options? Lose weight? Eat better food?...

Ann Cochran Health Navigation Coordinator, Dallas County Public Health Ann.Cochran@co.dallas.ia.us

Free stuff to do in winter

Jan 06, 2015 9:44pm

Are you getting cabin fever yet? Here are some suggestions for some free or low-cost recreation.

Walk. Walking inside during the winter will give you exercise, and you will be in pleasant...

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