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Iowans want to know what their local governments—county supervisors, city councils, school boards—are up to. They always have. The very first newspapers in many of the state’s counties regularly published local public notices, paid for by local governments. It’s an American tradition that go…

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When I was a child, I remember being sick with scarlet fever. I was only 3 years old. Dr. Harmon would come to the house every day to give me a shot. The back door and the front door had a sign on it that said, “Quarantine.” No one was allowed in except the doctor. My dad had to stay away fo…

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Light years ago I worked at a small TV station in Tampa. An independent cable channel, it was situated in a small building right off the Howard Franklin Bridge. There, a small, capable staff produced a schedule of shows comprised of ancient reruns like “Gunsmoke” and “I Dream of Jeannie” int…

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People make history, there are the famous and the infamous. There is Jesus Christ and there is Adolph Hitler, there is Mother Teresa and then there is Jezebel. We know them all as we read about them, about their lives and about what they did and what they didn’t do. 

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Through the long arc of history, the Iowa Supreme Court has developed a reputation for judicial courage that often puts it ahead of many other courts when crafting groundbreaking decisions before important legal concepts become widely accepted.

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Katie died tonight. She was our pampered, 13-pound cockapoo and she was 10. She had black curly fur and brown eyes and she could smile. She could also look mad or sad, especially when she was about to be left at home alone.

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First and foremost, I would like to thank the River Road Coalition for their views and opinions. I believe the ability to express one’s views and opinions is what makes America great!

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The other day I was walking into the hospital to an appointment when I noticed an elderly gentleman trying to navigate four steps down to the floor with his walker. He was small and frail looking and was trying desperately to get the walker down with him. I immediately walked over to him and…

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American-born Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, the new baby daughter of Harry and Meghan, is, according to news reports, eighth in line to the British throne. That is a long way to go for Lilibet, being an American citizen and a native of California. But, with racial violence reaching a cr…

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My living room looks like a disaster zone as foam boards plastered with colorful sticky notes splay across the floor. It looks like a scene from a murder mystery, connecting the dots of a real whodunit using public records. Just like in any good mystery, there is a plot twist in the tale of …

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Too often these days, Americans and our government seem to be incapable of agreeing on what the best course of action is, regardless of the issue. This is especially true when we are talking about immigration and immigrants.