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Editorials

Slices of Life – Half-empty nesters

Fledgling birds know instinctively when it is time to leave the nest. Thing is, for them there is no going back. Bird nests are high up in trees, making it impossible for baby birds to hop back up. Once they jump out, they are on the ground and must learn to find food, fly, get up early and ...

Q&A on Memorial Day

Q: How long has the U.S. observed Memorial Day?A: Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day is one of Americans' reverent traditions of remembrance for those who have died in service to their country since the American Civil War. In local cemeteries across Iowa, hometown heroes for ...

The Braley Brief: Sticking up for our Seniors

Iowa has a larger proportion of seniors than nearly any other state in the nation-and for generations they've been improving our state in ways big and small. Unfortunately, our seniors-citizens that have worked hard in our fields and factories, started businesses, and been the lynchpin of our ...

Slices of Life – Half-empty nesters

Fledgling birds know instinctively when it is time to leave the nest. Thing is, for them there is no going back. Bird nests are high up in trees, making it impossible for baby birds to hop back up. Once they jump out, they are on the ground and must learn to find food, fly, get up early and ...

Q&A on Memorial Day

Q: How long has the U.S. observed Memorial Day?A: Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day is one of Americans' reverent traditions of remembrance for those who have died in service to their country since the American Civil War. In local cemeteries across Iowa, hometown heroes for ...

Legislature Approves Incentives to Attract Skilled Veterans

Over the next five years, the U.S. Armed Services will downsize our military forces by 350,000. These Americans have skills that make them valuable to Iowa businesses and communities. Attracting them to our state will bring workers who can help grow our economy and expand our middle class.To ...

Legislature Approves Incentives to Attract Skilled Veterans

Over the next five years, the U.S. Armed Services will downsize our military forces by 350,000. These Americans have skills that make them valuable to Iowa businesses and communities. Attracting them to our state will bring workers who can help grow our economy and expand our middle class.To ...

Ignorance and the Rise of Fascism

Tolerance of differing views and opinions is the foundation of a free society. Throughout history, elimination of opposition through the suppression of free speech has been one of the first steps taken by fascists determined to seize power in order to control a society.People who tolerate ...

Slices of Life – Car talk

As drivers, we all possess certain pieces of equipment related to the operation of our vehicles. A license is a good start. Keys are a necessary second. GPS comes in handy for new and distant destinations. We all understand the importance of plenty of window washer fluid and regular oil ...

Q&A on Foster Awareness Month

Q: What should Iowans know about foster care?A: Some of the most vulnerable children in our communities have no permanent place to call home. Across the United States, about 400,000 children and youth currently are in the foster care system. Every day, 691 new children enter the "system" due ...