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I met a man who can literally make magic. Any creature, be it real or imagined, if you can dream it, he can make it, using just his imagination and a little bit of elbow grease. more
I stumbled across a statistical tidbit the other day that probably will surprise many people. more
Week 2 at the Capitol brought about a little bit more business. We started the week with Monday off to celebrate the life and impact of Martin Luther King, Jr. more
While the second week of the legislative session was shortened due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we started holding subcommittee meetings in the Iowa Senate utilizing a hybrid model that allows for in- person and Zoom participation. more
Gov. Kim Reynolds took time in her Condition of the State message to accuse Iowa teachers and school administrators of “pushing their world view” on students by allowing certain books in the school library or classroom. more
This week marks the first week of the 89th general assembly. I am very excited to be back at the Capitol and back to work for the people of Iowa. more
January 10th started the first week of the Iowa Legislative Assembly that is set to last 100 days. The first week involves organization of the session and features speeches by Gov. Kim Reynolds, Chief Justice Suzy Christensen, Major General Ben Corell of the Iowa National Guard and other legislative leaders. more
Attacking Trafficking, a local faith-based group dedicated to ending human trafficking, has announced that it will hold a prayer service to end human trafficking on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davenport. more
As a child I wanted to be a teacher so that I could share my joy of learning with others. I believe education is key to success and students should receive learning instruction that best fits their specific needs. Every student is different and has a unique set of characteristics and different learning styles. more
Question: I want the record right now. How much time does the public agency have to produce a requested record? more
The 2022 session of the Iowa Legislature began Jan. 10, much as lawmakers have convened for most of the past 175 years: with speeches and ceremony, the reuniting of friends and the renewal of partisan enmity. more
A friend sent me an email recently, remarking on a recent column, and said he wasn’t sensing “defeatism” from my view of recent events in Iowa. more
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