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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...

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

What Kind of Cancer?

Jan 22, 2015 1:01am

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 1:01am

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...

Ann Welch ann4plus1@yahoo.com

Blocking the Keystone Pipeline Project

Jan 22, 2015 1:01am

I expect people may wonder about what the controversy is regarding the Keysrtone Pipeline project. President Obama has been against this project for 6 years now, and he may have trouble stopping...

Closing of mental health facility

Jan 22, 2015 1:01am

Every Iowan should be upset that Gov. Branstad thinks so little of Iowans with mental illness that he failed to even mention that he was closing 2 out of 4 mental health facilities in his...

Arvid Huisman

Does God have a sense of humor?

Jan 22, 2015 1:01am

Years ago I considered writing a book about funny things that happen in church. “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven” would make a good title, I thought. Of course, I...

No one in this country should go hungry

Jan 12, 2015 2:01pm

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 2:01pm

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 2:01pm

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 2:01pm

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...

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