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The Sequester

February 12, 2013 Q: What exactly is sequestration? A: Sequestration is a process of automatic, largely across-the-board permanent spending reductions. The process was created in 1985 in the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act. more »»

An unusual and beneficial international focus

February 9, 2013 Would it surprise you to learn that for the past five years Iowa Valley Community College District has had the highest percent of international students among all of Iowa’s 15 community colleges?... more »»

Chronicle - News-Herald eekly Question for your Iowa Legislators

February 8, 2013 During the 2013 Iowa Legislative session, The Chronicle and News-Herald will submit questions to the Tama County delegation: State Senator Steve Sodders (D-State Center) and State representative Dea... more »»

Lift off

February 6, 2013 “Deny the acceptance of failure.”  Those are the ‘fighting’ words Mark Kelly hears every day from his wife, former Tucson Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D) AZ. more »»

The state of our union with Christ

February 3, 2013 By Pastor Randy Mason Liberty Baptist Church On February 12th President Obama will give the State of the Union address, an annual constitutional requirement, “to give the Congress information on... more »»

News-Herald Weekly Question for your Iowa Legislators

February 2, 2013 Do you foresee any legislative action in the gun control area this session and what is your position? During the 2013 Iowa Legislative session, The Chronicle and News-Herald will submit questions to... more »»

Improving mental health, public safety

January 31, 2013 Many Iowans and organizations have volunteered their time and expertise to guide the work of the Legislature as we look for ways to better help those in need of mental health and disability service. more »»

Want a New Year’s Resolution? Have You Considered Adoption?

January 30, 2013 No, I don’t mean a child or a pet! The adoption I’m talking about deals with roads, right-of-ways, trails, parks, beauty spots, public areas and shorelines. more »»

Open letter to Senator Ted Cruz

January 26, 2013 Your criticism of Chuck Hagel in the January 8, 2013, issue of USA TODAY was troubling as it is not evident from a review of your Wikipedia biography that you have any experience in diplomacy,... more »»

Staying in touch this session

January 25, 2013 The 2013 session of the Iowa Legislature gaveled in on Monday. more »»

News-Herald Weekly Question for your Iowa Legislators: Week 2

January 25, 2013 During the 2013 Iowa Legislative session, The Chronicle and News-Herald will submit questions to the Tama County delegation: State Senator Steve Sodders (D-State Center) and State representative Dea... more »»

"Realist supports the Right to Bear Arms"

January 23, 2013 In most ways, I am considered a progressive liberal. However, I am very much in support of the second amendment, the Right to Bear Arms -- any kind of arms, by anyone. more »»

Transparency and compensation for Iowa employees

January 22, 2013 The digital age has brought about many wonderful additions to our lives. But one of the best additions is the ability to access information with ease. more »»

State support for Adult Basic Education is critical to Iowa’s skilled worker shortage

January 22, 2013 Before the November elections, our Iowa Valley Community College District leadership team met with each of the candidates to discuss critical issues that have an impact on our ability to deliver the... more »»

Teen unemployment in Iowa

January 21, 2013 For many teens in Iowa, a job is not only a means of earning spending money or saving for a college education, it is a way to gain experience in the skills required for a particular job, as well as... more »»

A Guide to the 57th Presidential Inauguration

January 18, 2013 Our country is preparing for a historic event: the 57th Presidential Inauguration on Monday, January 21, 2013.  Iowans will mark this occasion in various ways. more »»

Chronicle Weekly Question for your Iowa Legislators

January 16, 2013 During the 2013 Iowa Legislative session, The Chronicle and News-Herald will submit questions to the Tama County delegation: State Senator Steve Sodders (D-State Center) and State representative Dea... more »»

The ‘Fiscal Cliff’ With a Heart

January 11, 2013 On January 1st, 2013-the House of Representatives passed a bill that would avert the country from going over the so called ‘fiscal clif. more »»

A conversation with…Arvid Huisman

January 10, 2013 Arvid Huisman serves as Development and Communications Director for the Salvation Army, Des Moines. more »»

Support children when there is scary news

December 31, 2012 AMES- It might be easy to assume that young ones are not impacted by tragic events in other parts of the country, but children have a keen sense of radar and pick up on adults’ body language,... more »»

 
 

 

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