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Your wake-up call

August 3, 2015 Dear Dave, My husband and I are both 50, and we make about $50,000 a year. We have a little bit of debt, and recently my mother-in-law moved in with us due to health issues. more »»

Now the Turks are all in

August 3, 2015 All through the Cold War, the Turks were among America’s most reliable allies. After World War II, when Stalin encroached upon Turkey and Greece, Harry Truman came to the rescu. more »»

Yes, debates 15 months before Election Day do matter

August 3, 2015 Presidential debates, even those with 10 candidates held some 15 months before Election Day, do matter. Just recall the Aug. more »»

Local markets nourish families and communities

August 3, 2015 If anyone’s ever looking for me on a Sunday morning, they’d better head to the FreshFarm DuPont Circle Farmers’ Market. more »»

So, who needs a couple of bucks?

August 2, 2015 Times are toug. more »»

Treats in August, why not?

August 2, 2015 Hard to believe it’s August – where did the summer go? So, let’s eat treats! Candy Bar Cake 1 box German Chocolate Cake mix 1 stick melted butter 1 . more »»

A Warrior’s Tale: Sorrow and handsomeness

August 2, 2015 Lo, in the year two thousand and twelve, a great tragedy struck a castle in the kingdom in the Great Plains of central Iowa. more »»

Dough won’t rise

August 1, 2015 Nothing seems to be able to make wheat prices rise or even stabilize this summer as supplies increase, U.S. yield potential accelerates, and demand wanes. more »»

Documented irresponsibility

August 1, 2015 People who entered the United States illegally may be called “undocumented” in politically correct circles, but what is all too well documented is the utter irresponsibility of both political partie... more »»

‘Proud partners’ corporatize our parks

August 1, 2015 Editor’s Note: Froma Harrop is off. The following column is by Jim Hightower. Our presidents are good at praising America’s magnificent national park system, but they’re lousy at maintaining it. more »»

Ask the mayor

August 1, 2015 Editor’s note: On occasion, Marshalltown Mayor Jim Lowrance will address questions residents have asked him on a whole host of topics. The following is this month’s questions and responses. more »»

Store brand versus name brand

July 31, 2015 Dear Heloise: My girlfriend had a headache and asked for some PAIN RELIEVER. I pulled a store brand out of my bag, and she said, “Um, that’s OK ... more »»

With Iran deal, Obama makes bad history

July 31, 2015 WASHINGTON — It came two days after the announcement of the nuclear agreement with Iran, yet little mention was made on July 16 of the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear explosion, near... more »»

Why is Trump running for president?

July 31, 2015 WASHINGTON — Real estate mogul Donald Trump has informed the Federal Election Commission, as required of presidential candidates, that he is worth more than $10 billion. more »»

Ensuring good health care for vulnerable Iowans

July 31, 2015 We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, which were established on July 30, 196. more »»

Husband needs to refocus his priorities for his family

July 30, 2015 Q: My husband is a workaholic -- he spends very little time with our sons and me, but when I approach him, he simply says, "Things will be better soon. more »»

Laughing over dead babies? Media bored

July 30, 2015 The Center for Medical Progress has now issued a third recording of Planned Parenthood officials explaining their grotesque trafficking in baby body parts. more »»

To fight racism, protect the right to vote

July 30, 2015 The cold-blooded murder of nine people at a Charleston church made it impossible to deny the persistence of racism across the nation. more »»

The importance of whole grains

July 29, 2015 When it comes to grains, there’s a big distinction between “whole” and “refined.” It’s important to be aware of the difference between grains like white rice and brown rice. more »»

Is America entering a new Victorian Era?

July 29, 2015 Forty-seven years ago, the musical "Hair" opened on Broadway. more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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