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This week I was supposed to bring my favorite column of the year to our readers. This week I was supposed to print my NCAA tournament bracket for all to see — and mock! Yet in this COVID-19 … more
First, I want to let all of you know that your safety and security through this pandemic is my first and foremost priority. I receive briefings every day on COVID-19 and will continue to do so … more
A couple weeks ago, I received a call at the Advocate News from a gal regarding a resale shop in Wilton. Apparently she saw something on Facebook. I said I was not aware of one but I would see what I … more
Legislators received an update March 9 from state public health officials on the cases of coronavirus within Iowa. It is normal to be concerned about a new virus, especially with reports of … more
This week I write about progress and compromise on two issues. I have received a lot of feedback on both of these issues and have continued to fight for compromise despite pressure to back off from … more
We at the Advocate News are continuing to track down leads with regard to coronavirus aka COVID-19. We have provided readers with a comprehensive array of stories related to the topic this week. … more
It all started Feb. 3, the night of the Iowa Caucuses. I mention the term “POM” often in this space. It stands for prisoner of the moment. Call it POM from just one editor/reporter if you like, … more
This week I would like to give you brief updates on a variety of topics that I know are of interest to folks back home. Access to Affordable Healthcare — Healthcare costs have exploded over the … more
This past week, the Senate approved SF 2360, which is a step toward fixing what has become an overwhelming concern for our schools. Classroom safety and disruptive classroom behavior received a … more
You’re probably thinking I’m going to talk about basketball. Nope! I’m going to talk about a couple other good things that happen in the month of March. The first of those being “Spring … more
As we head toward spring, several events pulled me in many different directions last week. From a fire at the old Wilton college to a trek to Des Moines for state wrestling, that was just the tip of … more
Many of you have heard about the turmoil in Johnson County concerning their zoning ordinance. I view this ordinance as anti-agriculture and illegal. We are working on two bills in the Iowa … more
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