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Editorials

Summer arrived!!!

Oops winter returned, I know spring is around the corner and we will be having our pickup of your unwanted items on April 15, and brush removal on the 22. Please call City Hall if you have questions. I would like to compliment all of my staff for the work that has been accomplished over the ...

Letting guns walk across the border breeds violence and breaches public trust

Watching revolutions unfold halfway across the world, Americans have countless reasons to appreciate living in the land of opportunity. Liberty, justice and the rule of law are the foundations of our republic. These are the noble principles for which generations of men and women in uniform have ...

Increased Iowa energy production – Essential for Iowa

Nuclear energy generation and safety issues have been in the headlines ever since Japan’s tragic earthquake and tsunami that followed. The threat of a meltdown of one of the reactors and exposure to radiation has the entire world watching and re-examining the safety and security of their own ...

Preparing for the needs of tomorrow’s workforce

In the last two years there have been a series of reports that serve as serious warning bells about the condition of our nation’s current workforce. The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices authored A Sharper Focus on Technical Workers: How to Educate and Train for the ...

“Perilous Times Shall Come”

The question is often asked, does the Bible speak of calamity and worldwide chaos in the “end times?” Well, it depends on how you define the “end times,” but certainly the Bible does make reference to calamity and worldwide chaos before the return of the Lord. “This know also that in ...

The Kapucian Korner

Greetings from under the golden dome!! A couple of bills of interest that we are studying ---- Iowa is the undisputed national leader in livestock production. Our economy has, without a doubt, weathered many of the more severe economic downturns experienced by other states because of a strong ...

In Iowa’s Interest: Health Reform Law Turns One

On March 23rd of last year, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law, ensuring quality, affordable health coverage for all Iowans and Americans, cracking down on the worst abuses by health insurance companies and placing a new emphasis on wellness ...

Liberty Commentary

“Perilous Times Shall Come” The question is often asked, does the Bible speak of calamity and worldwide chaos in the “end times?” Well, it depends on how you define the “end times,” but certainly the Bible does make reference to calamity and worldwide chaos before the return of the ...

Kapucian Korner

It’s been another busy week at the Capitol as we debated all week long. Our debate included meaningful discussion on good and bad bills. Some of the good bills included extending veterans education benefits, cleaning up Iowa Code, and banning the sale and distribution of products, like ...