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Editor:     Just some questions.     The Second Amendment is our second shortest amendment. It could have been much shorter, and simply declared that the right to bear arms shall not be … more
    Iowans want a tax system that is fair to everyone, not just the special interests. Because of the state’s cobbled together tax policies, many Iowans believe the system is rigged against … more
    The first funnel deadline has come and gone. We can now focus on the bills that have a legitimate chance of passage and becoming law. This week I will write about four bills. I have heard from … more
After months of reporting and recent weeks of anticipation, including my prediction last week, Wilton Superintendent Joe Burnett will become Durant’s next leader as the districts will share … more
    This week is the final week that bills originating in the House have an opportunity to pass a House Committee. Bills that do not survive this week are more than likely done for this session. I … more
    People who torture, abuse, neglect or abandon dogs, cats and other companion animals will face harsher penalties if Senate File 2181 becomes law. The bill was approved by the Senate Judiciary … more
Editor:     Our president fails to abide by procedures, rules or the law. He tells, in my opinion, 5-6 lies per day, allows personnel without the proper clearances to see top secret documents, … more
Editor:     The Democrats, including my Congressman Dave Loebsack, voted against the Trump tax reduction bill. I guess they didn’t want me to keep more of more hard-earned dollars.    … more
    Editor’s note: The following was sent courtesy of Teresa Roof at Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa. DES MOINES – Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa has an 80-year … more
    The recent false alarm in Hawaii about a ballistic missile attack reminded me of a fateful Saturday – Feb. 20, 1971 – that the Emergency Broadcasting System (EBS) put out a false national … more
Last week’s column was supposed to be about predictions. However, a social media post by a Wilton secondary student on a Friday night made me pivot hard to plan B. I tried to give a timeline of … more
    There are two more full weeks of committee work before the first “funnel” deadline.  This deadline is designed to winnow the thousands of bills to a few that have a chance to pass the … more
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