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It is difficult for many of us to muster empathy for people accused of crimes who have complaints about the way police treated them.This lack of empathy probably occurs because ordinary folks do not … more
Week three was packed with committee and subcommittee meetings. The first funnel week is coming up soon which leads to a big push of bills to committees. There were seventy House subcommittee … more
For my readers, today’s story is one written back in 2010. Simply too good to not share. An odd day, but not in a bad way. The transmission which was supposed to be here at 1:00 … more
Week three of the 2022 legislative session was very busy for me. There were plenty of subcommittees which gave us a first look at many ideas. As chair of an appropriations subcommittee, I help … more
The second week of the legislative session was shortened by Martin Luther King Day. However, we hit the ground running on Tuesday with a full agenda of subcommittees.In a subcommittee, the public … more
Week two of session was busier and more down to business than the first week. While there has been no floor debate yet, I stayed busy looking over future legislation for this session and taking part … more
Hey everyone! It’s great to be back at the Capitol and the first week back was busy. I attended committee meetings and met with other Representatives and Senators. I also attended Governor … more
If you were on the operating table and flatlined, what would you see? That’s the question Tony A. Powers, former sportscaster at WHO Radio and Television in Des Moines, Iowa, tried to answer in … more
The 2022 session began on January 10th. During the first week we heard the Governor, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and the Major General of the Iowa Guard give us updates. We also heard from … more
Father’s Day is a national holiday celebrated on the third Sunday of June each year. However, most are not aware of how Father’s Day came to be. To fully appreciate the day,we must look at the history of Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day was … more
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