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Keep needs of farmers in mind

"Since its implementation in 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has allowed for farmers like myself to efficiently trade goods with our international neighbors ..." more

Senator Grassley's double standard?

"I am by no means condoning the actions of Bill Clinton, but I do hope that Mr. Grassley applies the same standard to the current occupant of the White House ..." more

Include music history at the river

"I would like to see at least a couple of areas in the plan where musicians could sit and play in an area complementary to acoustics so that music could be heard and become part of an interactive experience ..." more

Add gun ownership to Constitution

Following the second major legislative deadline of the year, much of our time on the Senate floor was spent sending bills between the House and Senate, and moving legislation to the governor. more

School safety and other measures

The issue of school safety has been in the news lately and Iowans have expressed concerns. more

Up with agriculture and gun ownership

On March 20, 2018, National Agriculture Day was celebrated and the Agriculture Council of America (ACA) hosted the event, which was recognized in classrooms and communities across the country. This year’s theme was “Agriculture: Food for Life.” The goal is to tell the story of American agriculture and remind citizens of the prominence of it in daily life. more

Will anyone take credit for postal service's good news?

It started incredibly well. And it will end well. But in between it has been filled with bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo. more

'Celebration of Life' for North Scott home builder

The small, hand-scrawled cardboard sign outside the door welcomed people to “Papa’s Praise Party,” and on social media it was billed as a Celebration of Life. more

CCT's 'Godspell' renewed my enthusiasm for the show

Just when I thought I had no desire to see another performance of "Godspell," along comes Countryside's production at Princeton, directed by Tristan Tapscott. It brought laughter and smiles and renewed my enthusiasm for this ensemble show. more

Streets honor Eldridge families

March 19, 2003: Land developer and builder Terry Knutson decided to honor four Eldridge families when he chose names for a new housing area on the western outskirts of Eldridge.  more

Focus should be on mental health

"Since the tragic shootings that have taken place in our schools and elsewhere, there have been many articles written. Some have tried to use the NRA as some of the reasons for the tragic shootings ..." more

Improve water quality and reduce meat's impact on the environment

"Last year, runoff from industrial agriculture was linked to the largest dead zone in American history in the Gulf of Mexico and elevated levels of nitrates in watersheds across Iowa ..." more

The prophetic irony of article on tax cuts

"... Oklahoma Republicans, like in Kansas, now realize their ideologically driven tax cuts seriously underfund necessary programs and are causing significant budget problems ..." more

Parkland students will go down in history

"Historically, 18-30-year-olds don't vote as often as other older age groups. However, I honestly believe that is going to change, and the students from Parkland, Florida will end up in our future U.S. history books as being the group to finally open the eyes and minds of this present generation of school-age students ..." more

Student art at the Figge Museum

"I would like to acknowledge Sarah Graham, art instructor at Virgil Grissom and Alan Shepard elementary schools and the children of those schools, who had art displays at the Figge Museum ..." more

Privatized Medicaid causes problems

Medicaid members and health care providers are continuing to have problems with privatized Medicaid. more

Suicide prevention training for teachers

This week on the hill SF 2113 came to the floor, I have received many emails from constituents who are in support of this bill, and I am happy to say that on Monday it passed the house unanimously and is now on its way to the governor’s desk. more

Tax relief will grow our economy

Senate Republicans remain focused on moving legislation to grow Iowa’s economy. For the last two years, Senate Republicans have passed pro-growth legislation to encourage job growth in Iowa, stimulate the economy and put more money into the pockets of hard-working Iowans. Friday’s Revenue Estimating Conference meeting further demonstrated why addressing tax reform is necessary. more

Despite Current, there WILL be a March 18th this year

A pocket calendar Linda bought from the popular gift supplier, Current, led to an argument at the Tubbs household last fall when we were making plans for certain family activities in March 2018. "Let me see your calendar!" I said, bewildered, when she said March 19th fell on a Sunday. more

North Scott's crowd bigger than West Des Moines Valley

It was quite a sight that greeted North Scott’s boys’ basketball team when it walked out of the Wells Fargo Arena tunnel for last Wednesday morning’s first-round state tournament game. more
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