“The Cigar Box” I spent the weekend in New York City. I hadn’t been to New York in quite a while. I was performing at a theater conference and so was traveling alone, without my husband, Peter.
The Iowa caucuses begin in less than two weeks—the first in the nation, as we are often reminded. A position that is treated as prestigious, without any real rationale as to where the prestige comes from.
We are on our way again. This will be my eighth year as your state representative. I believe that we have done an excellent job taking care of our state during this period of time.
Q: What should Iowans know about human trafficking?
“Unexpected Cowboy” I want to start out by making it clear that I have nothing against cowboys.
Keep your dignity, and work your way out Dear Dave,


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In 2016, the Iowa Farm Service Agency (FSA), worked with Iowa farmers and landowners to convert 97,371 acres of cropland to new pollinator habitat plantings by utilizing the Conservation Reserve program (CRP), more specifically the CP42 Pollinator Habitat Initiative. The purpose of this practice is...
I’ve been thinking about the U.S. Constitution and asking myself whether or not it’s still relevant. I don’t come to this question naturally, but I’ve heard it asked many times recently and as a result can’t avoid the temptation to examine what others are asking. I recently read about a reprint of...
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The council last week tabled action on a resolution of necessity for the proposed street project on E. 3rd and S. Winnebago Streets. They did so in the face of overwhelming opposition to the plan—primarily due to cost—by the impacted residents. As I noted before, it is understandable that people...
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