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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
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
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
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
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
The evening of June 28th, 1969 patrons at a local New York bar called Stonewall Inn were forced out of the bar and into the streets. The patrons at the time had broken a law by actively and openly dancing with one another. Around 13 people were … more
Despite an abundance of World War II novels and nonfiction over the past several years, one novel stands out in its depiction of soldiers and civilians. Until Then by Gail Kittleson of St. Ansgard, Iowa, tells the separate yet slightly merging … more
I just want to say this: I like Oprah, even though I’m about the only one who never got a car. I think she went through a lot and she has a good heart. I was in junior high when Prince Harry was born, so at no time did … more
There are currently 25,910 people on probation in Iowa. That's almost one of every hundred Iowans. When those on parole, special sentence, pretrial release with supervision and other criminal situations that are not jail or prison are added, nearly … more
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