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The Polls are open

Aug 04, 2015 2:00pm

Today is the day the people of Dallas County are afforded the opportunity to exercise their American right to vote in a countywide special election regarding Dallas County’s Proposition A. The...

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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

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

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...

Arvid Huisman

Memories of ‘Radio Hill’

Dec 30, 2014 1:00pm

Since moving back to my home county several months ago I drive by my first place of fulltime employment frequently. The studios of KJFJ (now KQWC) Radio sit atop “Radio Hill” along former US 20 on...

Ann Cochran Health Navigation Coordinator, Dallas County Public Health

When you’re at the clinic

Dec 30, 2014 12:59pm

When you’re at the clinic for a check-up or because you feel sick, remember to ask these three questions: (1) What is my health issue? (2) How do I take care of it? (3) What will happen if I don’t...

Bill Haglund

Promise made three decades earlier was kept

Dec 30, 2014 12:55pm

There’s an old saying that “promises are made to be broken.”

That may be true in many, if not most, cases, but a promise made 32 years earlier was kept while the world awaited what many...

Devon Murphy-Petersen

Father/son saga

Dec 30, 2014 12:53pm

A few weeks ago I was browsing in the Jordan Creek Barnes & Noble and noticed an author sitting at a card table just inside the entrance. The book on the table didn’t look familiar so I...

Ann Cochran Health Navigation Coordinator, Dallas County Public Health

Keep your eyes open

Dec 23, 2014 1:41pm

This is a time of year when we tend to gather with friends and family. Some of these folks we only see a few times a year, or maybe less often than that. It’s a good time to keep your eyes and...

Devon Murphy-Petersen

Portraits of the American Craftsman

Dec 23, 2014 1:39pm

I’ve always had a fascination with artisans – the men and women who design and create beautiful and functional items for the more untalented sorts among us (me included.) This week’s book, “...

Bill Haglund

‘Home’ is where you are at Christmas

Dec 23, 2014 1:39pm

Folks living along the west coast of Norway are quite familiar with the ever-changing temperament of the North Sea. Most Iowans, I feel certain to say, are not.

Not only does the North Sea...

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