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Iowa is the blueprint for path to energy independence

Sep 01, 2015 9:00am

We’re five months away from the first in the nation Iowa Caucuses. As the Caucus approaches,

candidates and pundits will undoubtedly discuss America’s need to become energy independent. The...

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Shortage of mental health beds in Iowa

Feb 11, 2015 10:14am

To the editor:

Iowa is really short on mental health beds, with only 766 acute beds state-wide. Of the 766 beds, 140 are at the 4 Mental Health Institutes (MHI). With 180,000 Iowans...

Iowa State Senator Jake Chapman (R-Adel)

Stand your ground

Feb 05, 2015 1:00am

Bury The Death Tax

This week in the Iowa Senate I sponsored Senate File 76, a bill to repeal the death tax in Iowa. It is sad to see that even here in Iowa, we have a tax on the deceased and...

President should have addressed debt

Feb 04, 2015 10:48am

To the editor:

Two weeks ago, I joined Americans across the country to watch President Obama deliver his State of the Union Address. But there was something missing this year. I couldn’t...

Koch’s bid to buy ‘free speech’ in American

Feb 04, 2015 10:47am

To the editor:

Every American should be concerned about the Koch brothers’ announcement to spend close to $1 billion on the 2016 campaign. That amount will exceed the combined amount that...

Bill Haglund

Antiquing on this day became much more than old ‘things’

Feb 04, 2015 10:46am

The antique mall was packed with items from the past. Not wanting to miss anything during a recent visit there with my wife, I was painstakingly meandering down row after row, trying not to miss a...

Devon Murphy-Petersen

White Pole Road

Feb 04, 2015 10:39am

I love driving two-lane roads in Iowa. It’s a pleasure to get off the interstate, slow down a bit, look around, and enjoy the ride. Whatever the season, another beautiful scene is waiting just...

Ann Welch

My furry friends

Feb 04, 2015 10:38am

With my husband George having been gone for eight months now, I am reminded of how much comfort my pets, three cats and a puppy, have been to me. The cats join me on my bed, purring and enjoying...

Ann Cochran Health Navigation Coordinator – Dallas Co. Public Health


Feb 04, 2015 10:37am

You have no doubt heard news of recent cases of measles in California and in Nebraska. There are currently no measles cases in Iowa. However, there are a few things you should know about this...

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...

Arvid Huisman

Does God have a sense of humor?

Jan 22, 2015 1:00am

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...

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