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For years, Celina Karp Biniaz lived a quiet life in Iowa. Little did those around her realize the horrors she had experienced in the Nazi Holocaust. William B. Friedricks, professor emeritus of … more
China represents the greatest threat to our national, economic, energy, and food security. From buying up American farmland to stonewalling investigations into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, … more
On Monday I started my day receiving a draft of a bill I recently filed for a constituent and approving another bill to be drafted. One bill is a companion to Rep. Jones’ bill in the House … more
One highlight I forgot to mention from last week happened on Thursday during debate. I was the floor manager for HF 150 (formerly known as HF 25). I was also the chair of the subcommittee for this … more
A recent public opinion poll found that three-quarters of Americans want members of Congress to end their bickering and begin compromising more with their colleagues from the other party. The poll … more
Funeral services for Allan Heebner, 63, of Estherville, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel, Estherville, with Pastor Doug Burton officiating. … more
It has been another busy week here in Des Moines. There have been a lot of committee and subcommittee meetings going on plus a few debates. Tuesday was especially busy here because it was FFA Day on … more
The fourth week of session was busy, but the fifth week promises to be more intense as the first deadline for filing bills is February 10. Over the last several weeks, as the chair of the … more
Those who know me know I can get more than a little excited about our local history. A month ago Mike Maloney, 94 years young and a Museum board member, and I got to talking. The Rock Garden, Jesse … more
The Rowley Report In the Senate this week my attention was focused on presenting new bills in subcommittee as well as standing committees, and of course there was the long debate over HF 68 i.e. … more
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