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"We QCA drivers are currently in the middle of our fifth season of the year – the pothole parade ..." more
Gardeners may be wondering just how, and if, trees, shrubs and perennials survive below-zero temperatures. They know that the below-ground parts of a tree are kept insulated by a layer of snow, and that is important to winter survival, but the exposed parts of a tree are not so protected. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach explain the cold hardiness of trees, shrubs and perennials. more
One big topic of conversations at the capitol last week was Senate File 348. This bill is from Gov. Kim Reynolds and allows for the dispensing of self-administered hormonal contraceptives by a pharmacist without a previous consultation and prescription of a doctor. more
March 5, 2014: With a thrilling 47-46 victory over Cedar Rapids Xavier, the North Scott girls’ basketball team earned a trip to the state tournament in a game played at Mount Vernon. Teammates Gina Percuoco, Karly Soy, Shelley Matthys and Karli Rucker mobbed Evan Hundley after she made the game-winning shot with time running out. more
It’s almost routine. more
In a way, Rylie Rucker’s life is all about numbers. more
The light and love of pastor Bill Steward which I wrote about last week did shine on the assembled delegates at the worldwide General Conference of the United Methodist Church – but only on 384 of the 822 who voted for progressive, inclusive acceptance of our gay and lesbian sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles. more
"Your support and generosity will help fund Lions Club projects in the North Scott community and beyond ..." more
"We will continue to be a politically divided nation if we can’t have civil, meaningful dialogues about individual responsibility versus necessary government assistance ..." more
"Too often, even students of history equate socialism with the 'Red Scare' of the 1920s and the Cold War of the 1950s and 1960s ..." more
The Better Business Bureau has encountered several moving companies that are causing headaches for consumers and the BBB. Last August, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cincinnati announced indictments against several moving companies and individuals based in locations throughout the country.  more
The Iowa Senate unanimously advanced a bill this week aimed at shining the light on costs that help determine drug pricing. Senate File 563 deals with pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). PBMs are third-party companies who act as prescription drug middlemen to develop plans for state government employees, commercial health entities, and for employers who self-insure. more
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