“A Good Story”
As 9/11 occurred over the weekend, I was asked by my sweetheart if I remember anything from that day 20 years ago.
Is umbrella coverage worth it? Dear Dave, Are umbrella insurance policies worth it, or do they just entice people to sue more frequently? Tammi Dear Tammi,
“Hardworking People” We are reaching that point in remodeling where we seriously question whether we will ever be done.
Q: Why do you still go to every county in Iowa every year?

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Q: Are recent cyberattacks on JBS and Colonial Pipeline the tip of the iceberg? A: Ransomware cyberattacks targeting critical U.S. infrastructure are cropping up with increasing frequency, delivering wake-up calls to cybersecurity vulnerabilities across the government and U.S. economy. The attacks...
“Time to Spare” “Do you have time for this?” my husband, Peter, asked. Peter almost never questions what I’m doing unless I’m doing something particularly stupid. Yesterday, I had a meeting on Zoom. I figured I could finish my work, take my walk early, then run downtown and get my errands done...
Gasoline, microchips, chlorine, lumber, medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, straws, chicken, ketchup, oat milk . . . What kind of list is this? These are just a few examples of the current and ongoing shortages the U.S. is experiencing. Because I maintain my Covid lifestyle for the most part (...
I recently wrapped up part one of my 39 County Tour, a promise I made to visit every county in the 4th District at least twice a year. I have learned a lot about the issues that matter most to Iowans in every corner of the district -- from Missouri Valley to New Hampton and everywhere in between....
Smallest to largest Dear Dave, I’m on Baby Step 2, and I’m working hard to get out of debt. My last two debts are $6,000 on a credit card, and $10,000 on a car loan. I’ll be receiving a $6,000 bonus at work in a couple of weeks, and I was wondering what to do with the money. I’m single, and I...
“The Homes of Dead People” A cousin of mine reportedly said, “I can’t imagine living in a house where other people have lived!” I don’t know if she really said this, as I heard the story secondhand. But it stuck in my mind, because every home I’ve owned has been lived in by other people, and a...
At least 24 children went missing in South Dakota last month—nearly one child every day throughout the month of May—and if one were to try to look it up they would find a total of . . . ONE article (or at least that’s all I was able to find after an hour of searching for more information) about...
We don’t often think that how the US conducts itself at home has much impact on how we face the world, but it does. You’d be amazed at how closely people in countries all over the globe follow events here and count on the United States to lead the way. When it’s messy at home, it’s hard to sustain...
Earlier this year, President Joe Biden signed an executive order calling for strengthening vulnerable agricultural supply chains and encouraging production here at home. In the past 18 months, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on agricultural producers, processors, and other small businesses...
“Best Wishes” I just learned that my ex-husband has remarried. I learned this as we learn about all important life milestones these days: on Facebook. There were photos taken in the Caribbean. My ex-husband and his new bride were walking barefoot on the beach. She was carrying her shoes and their...

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