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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Hold your breath. No, I mean it. Take a breath and hold it. Keep holding it ... Seriously people, keep holding your breath. Do that for a week. Then … more
Coronavirus has complicated Iowa’s mental health needs but also raised the stakes. more
The coronavirus pandemic has laid much of the American economy on its back – but a bright spot made the disaster less crippling than it might have been. That is the Paycheck Protection Program, which funneled money to workers through small businesses. more
Americans aren’t known for their patience. A poll conducted a few years ago for a banking corporation found that 96 percent of Americans “will knowingly consume extremely hot food or drink that burns their mouth,” and 63 percent do so frequently. more
I’m writing with a plea. COVID is exploding and the health care system is swamped. Medical personnel are exhausted and being called in to care for the sick. The hospitals and ICUs in the Quad Cities are full of COVID patients, and some will not survive. more
Gov. Kim Reynolds is claiming the election results were a “validation” of her approach to managing the COVID-19 pandemic. more
The Iowa State Treasurer's Office is participating in National Family Caregivers Month, celebrated annually in November, by encouraging a caregiver of an individual with a qualifying disability to consider IAble as a savings tool for their loved one. more
After a week of excited text messages from my mother, asking if I had received her package sent to my dorm room, I finally found the time to make the trip to the mail room and open my package. more
This is the first season in more than 25 years that the Baker family has not attended University of Iowa home football games. more
It’s time to drain the swamp, and not just the one in Washington. more
Iowans have options about how we choose to vote. We can cast an absentee ballot from the comfort of our home, in-person at the county auditor’s office, or vote at the polls on Election Day. more
In a fit of optimism that air travel might eventually be in my future, I decided recently to apply for a trusted traveler designation that minimizes waiting in security lines. more
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