Evaluating insurance needs Dear Dave,
“Dog Stories” My husband, Peter, and I miss having a dog. I see a lot of dogs on the trail during my daily hike, and so Peter (who is always full of good ideas—usually about things I should do) suggested I carry dog treats.
I’ve never needed a President, or any other figurehead, to pander to me or reaffirm my beliefs—I don’t expect it, and, frankly, would not care to listen.
Do you want control over your land? Letter to the Editor, Farmers, Ranchers, Landowners, and anyone interested in the consequences of government officials making harmful decisions,  
“The World of Birds” The raven nest was the big news this spring.
Ignorance is one of those concepts that—no matter how obvious or widespread it becomes—never ceases to sicken and surprise with the ridiculous power it holds over certain portions of the population.

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By Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa & Sen. Mike Braun of Indiana When it comes to treatments and lifesaving cures, the U.S. healthcare system is second to none. This is why, when a loved one receives a cancer diagnosis, or a parent is told her child has diabetes, we can bear such unsettling news...
By Marcel Gemme Across the United States, business is booming for alcohol manufacturers and retail stores. As Americans continue to hunker down, and some states extend the lockdown orders—many Americans are drinking when they want and not feeling guilty about it and even drinking more than usual....
To the Editor, As I’m sure many of you are, I’m frustrated with politicians and their agendas. If there’s anything we CAN agree on, it’s time for change in Washington, D.C. Bret Richards brings that change. He’s not a career politician and he doesn’t want to be. He’s pledged to only serve five...
Q: What is the Public Safety Officers’ Benefit Program? A: Enacted in 1976, the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program (PSOB) recognizes the full measure of valor and sacrifice our nation’s first responders provide in service to their communities. The PSOB program offers death and education...
“My Signature Look” We’re at the stage where everyone is complaining about their hair. I am not complaining. As I have frequently bragged, my husband, Peter, cuts my hair, and this has continued while the beauty parlors are closed and everyone is growing increasingly cranky. We were talking to...
The deflections on the right and inaction on the left is sadly nothing new, insofar as our politics are concerned; however, as has been noted before, our nation’s wounds are quickly bleeding dry as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to alter the lives of everyone on the globe . . . And the frustration...
Steve Corbin, Professor Emeritus of Marketing University of Northern Iowa Trump administration officials recently admitted, our 45th president thinks re-opening America is the only way he’ll be re-elected. On May 7, Trump refused to let the Center for Disease Control release a 17-page scientific...
Our national dialogue is consumed with discussion about health, safety, freedoms and liberties. There is no doubt Iowans are concerned about these important matters. It is vital to find a balancing act between protecting the public health and ensuring the continuation of civil society. One of the...
Dear Editor, In the midst of a worldwide health crisis the one thing which has become evident is the legion of people who are absolutely essential to a community’s well-being. The sacrificial and selflessness of these persons is inspiring. And, in the wake of these essential personnel, whether as...
As of mid-April, about 95 percent of Americans—or 306 million people—were placed under a stay-at-home order to stop the spread of the coronavirus. This means that in a matter of days we’d been thrown into the largest work-from-home experiment in history. But disruption is an opportunity for...

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