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Creating jobs, growing Iowa’s economy with clean energy

July 23, 2014 Iowa is proof that clean energy works. We lead the nation in wind power generation and in biofuels production. We also rank among the top 12 states in the nation when it comes to energy efficiency. more »»

What should one expect at college?

July 17, 2014 Similar to the Frank Capra comedy-drama which made Jimmy Stewart famous – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, the new book by David Stag, Bill Smith Goes to College contains angst, drama, and humor. more »»

Storms create emergencies across Iowa

July 11, 2014 Because of bad weather throughout June, the Governor has already proclaimed disaster emergencies in 48 counties, including Black Hawk. more »»

How to make higher education more transparent in Iowa

July 9, 2014 As with all forms of government, when less information is made easily accessible to the public, it effects the preconceived ideas about that form of government. more »»

Happy Birthday, America

July 4, 2014 Celebrating the 4th of July brings family, friends and neighbors together for backyard barbecues, pool parties and patriotic parades. more »»

What the newspaper trends of 2014 mean for the industry’s future

July 2, 2014 The newspaper industry has transformed in a way that we could not have imagined just a decade ago. more »»

Performance-based promotion is a good thing

June 27, 2014 Most successful employers use annual performance reviews, basing promotions and raises on demonstrated skills. more »»

A commitment to good government

June 25, 2014 Here in Iowa, we have one of the best state governments in the countr. more »»

Rural doctors need tools to help patients, communities

June 20, 2014 No matter what one may think about the Accountable Care Act, the fact remains that physicians and other health care providers must move forward to transform their practices and lead the process of... more »»

Father Facts

June 15, 2014 The idea of Father’s Day was conceived slightly more than a century ago by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. more »»

Q & A: Flag Day

June 14, 2014 Q: Why celebrate Flag Day? A: Flag Day observes the anniversary of the adoption of the “Stars and Stripes” on June 14, 1777, as the national flag of the United States of America. more »»

Quality-of-life investments boost economy, middle class

June 6, 2014 Iowa’s great quality of life is bolstered by a variety of arts, culture and recreation. These opportunities make daily life more enjoyable—and they’re good for our economy. more »»

Iowans want to age in place

May 28, 2014 Our nation is aging at a dramatic rate, just as it grew at a dramatic rate between 1946 and 1964 with the birth of the Baby Boomer generation. Currently, Iowa is ranked by the U.S. more »»

Q & A: Memorial Day

May 26, 2014 Q: How long has the U.S. more »»

Legislature approves incentives to attract skilled veterans

May 23, 2014 Over the next five years, the U.S. Armed Services will downsize our military forces by 350,000. These Americans have skills that make them valuable to Iowa businesses and communitie. more »»

Helping Iowans break through bureaucratic inertia

May 21, 2014 During the recent two-week break in the congressional calendar, I continued my 2014 road trip across Iowa in April, visiting with Iowans in schools and on-the-job in their hometown communities. more »»

May is School Board Recognition Month - “Educate! Advocate! Celebrate! Celebrate!”

May 16, 2014 Volunteer school board members spend thousands of hours each year analyzing budgets, monitoring student achievement data, adopting effective policies and making key decisions to ensure that each... more »»

Iowa Valley Community College District: Looking back and moving forward

May 12, 2014 As we close out another academic year and prepare to celebrate with our graduates, I always take a moment to reflect on the accomplishments of the Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD), and... more »»

From God’s Perspective :

May 11, 2014 Let’s think about the 7th commandment of God’s Ten Commandments; You shall not commit Adultery. more »»

Iowa drops to 25th among Bicycle Friendly States

May 9, 2014 Iowa City - Kicking off National Bike Month, the League of American Bicyclists has released its latest ranking of Bicycle Friendly States. In the seventh annual assessment, Iowa dropped from a N. more »»



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