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During Mass on Sunday morning at the Iowa State Fair, Father Ed Hurley paused in his homily to issue a warning: He said he usually tried not to talk about politics. more
It brought tears to my eyes; not ashamed to admit. more
A journalist is arrested and put on trial for doing her job. The governor’s office and state agencies defy the law without consequence by ignoring or refusing requests for public records. A veteran state employee claims she was fired for complying with the law and providing a public record to a reporter. more
At Alliant Energy, our purpose is to serve customers and build strong communities. That purpose guides our work every day. more
As summer comes to a close, I know our students, parents, and staff are getting excited for the school year to begin. I am sure most of you are like me and wonder where the summer went. more
Americans are privileged to have nine U.S. Senators and 58 members from the House of Representatives who publicly exhibit bipartisanship behavior. They are members of the heralded bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus. The caucus – created in 2017 – currently features 29 Republican representatives, 29 House Democrats, five GOP senators, three Senate Democrats and one Independent senator. more
U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley took to Twitter last week to encourage all eligible Iowans and Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. more
If a gaffe is when a politician tells the truth, as journalist Michael Kinsley famously wrote, what do you call it when a bureaucrat blurts out the real story about a politician? more
Controversy, of sorts, arrived in my driveway last week. more
Even though the city of Eldridge is named after Jacob Eldridge, the man never lived there.    more
Countryside Community Theatre’s production of "The Music Man" (June 25-27 and July 1-3) in the beautiful North Scott Fine Arts Auditorium will carry fond memories not only for the 14-person artistic and production team, 24 members of the orchestra and 32 cast members, but by the nearly 1,500 people who attended the Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey book, music, lyrics and story staged in 1912 for the residents of River City, Iowa (aka, Eldridge). more
Last week’s district court ruling that struck down a 2020 Iowa law was notable not only as the latest skirmish in the war over abortion rights, but also for the way the judge took Iowa lawmakers to task for the shortcuts they have been taking with the legislative process. more
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