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Union of Concerned Scientists evidence for global warming

Oct 22, 2014 9:51am

In my last column I wrote about how progress dealing with climate change is being impeded by denial of global warming by our huge energy interests such as Chevron, Conoco, BP, Exxon, and Shell. In...

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Get ready for flu season

Aug 27, 2014 2:24pm

Dallas County Public Health Nursing Services (DCPHNS) is encouraging everyone to get their yearly flu vaccination. “The flu vaccine is safe and it saves lives,” said Shelley Horak, Executive...

I love you salt, but you’re breaking my heart

Aug 20, 2014 3:53pm

Even if you don’t use the salt shaker, you’re probably getting too much sodium. More than 75 percent of the sodium we eat is from processed, prepackaged, and restaurant foods. One solution is to...

Robin Williams’ pathway included small-town Iowa

Aug 20, 2014 3:51pm

News of Robin Williams’ death last week reverberated across the country and, indeed, was felt around the world. Williams was certainly a star and will be remembered most for his comedy. We learned...

Things I learned while looking for something else

Aug 20, 2014 3:50pm

When I was a young guy I enjoyed sitting in the reference section of a library reading encyclopedias, almanacs and atlases. I was (and remain) a nerd.

These days I enjoy discovering things...

Letter to the editor 082114

Aug 20, 2014 3:49pm

To the editor:

We need to elect representatives to Congress who will work across the aisle for the benefit of the country. After the largest peace-time deficit in U.S. history, Congress and...

Ann Welch ann4plus1@yahoo.com

Persistance pays off

Aug 20, 2014 3:47pm

I have definitely gotten hooked on watching the chipmunks, squirrels, and bunnies at the feeding stations outside my window. Some days it is like a 3-ring circus with all the hopping, running, and...

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

Summer on the Seine

Aug 20, 2014 3:45pm

This week’s book, “Luncheon of the Boating Party” by Susan Vreeland is the fictionalized account of Renoir’s creation of the sumptuous painting by the same name. This painting has long been one of...

Days (and nights) without running water

Aug 13, 2014 2:49pm

Chances are, if you are not a part of “my” generation, you will never have experienced life without running water. You can also read that “without indoor facilities.”

My wife found it hard...

United States has $17.5 trillion in gross debt

Aug 13, 2014 2:39pm

To the editor:

The United States has over $17.5 trillion in gross debt and I have five grandchildren who will be responsible for some of that. I’m looking for candidates who have a plan to...

Americans afraid of Central American refugee children?

Aug 13, 2014 2:35pm

To the editor:

When did it happen that Americans have become so scared that they are afraid of Central American refugee children? When did it happen that we are willing to waste millions of...

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