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Make an impact in your community, vote Tuesday

September 7, 2015 This Tuesday, important elections will take place in your community. The next leaders of your local school board and community colleges will be determined at the ballot box. more »»

A few random thoughts

September 6, 2015 Now it’s up to you. On Tuesday, voters will cast their ballots for those they hope will help to lead our children toward a more prosperous future. more »»

Can’t count the forest for the trees

September 6, 2015 Last week President Obama continued wringing all the presidents-only joy out of his remaining months in office by renaming a mountain. more »»

Just put it down and nobody gets hurt

September 6, 2015 When you’re a parent you have to wear a multitude of hats: chef, chauffer, teacher and medic, to name a few. more »»

A revealing clue

September 5, 2015 Even those of us who are not supporters of either Donald Trump or Jeb Bush can learn something by comparing how each of these men handled people who tried to disrupt their question-and-answer period... more »»

Crude spurts, sputters and swings

September 5, 2015 Crude oil prices continued spurting higher this week, exploding to a one-month high at $49.33 on Monday. more »»

Why don’t we try staying home?

September 5, 2015 Generals have marked their operations by putting pins on wall maps of the world. more »»

Getting America back to work

September 5, 2015 Labor Day is a day we celebrate and honor the contributions of all hard working Americans to the prosperity and success of our great country. more »»

Birdbath blowout!

September 4, 2015 Dear Heloise: I have a CONCRETE BIRDBATH that is too heavy to empty for cleaning. I solved that problem by using my leaf blower on "high" to just blow the water out. It worked very well. -- Renate S. more »»

Out with ‘Redskins’ — and everything else!

September 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — Autumn, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, also is the time for The Washington Post and other sensitivity auditors to get back on — if they will pardon the expression — the warpat... more »»

Jeb Bush: A sacrificial lamb?

September 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, ridiculed by Donald Trump as a “low-energy” candidate, is finally taking up the challenge in an effort to revive his lagging presidential campaig. more »»

Good news for Iowans looking to build their skills

September 4, 2015 To build a skilled workforce and strong economy, the state must be a good partner to Iowa’s 15 community colleges and local businesses. more »»

When babies are ready to:

September 3, 2015 With all the information available today about when and what you should do for your baby, it’s difficult to know when your baby is ready for the next step in their development. more »»

Katrina, ten years later

September 3, 2015 Ten years have elapsed since one of the most amazing cases of Republican-bashing media bias in the television era began. more »»

When unions and civil rights activists worked together

September 3, 2015 Rick Smith hosts a daily radio talk show based in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, which bills itself as the place “where working people come to talk. more »»

Working together to improve Marshalltown school district

September 2, 2015 Marshalltown Community School District is extremely grateful for the many individuals, agencies and businesses that partner with us to improve the quality of life for our children and youth. more »»

‘If you only knew what I know ...’

September 2, 2015 My high school football coach always had a way with words. more »»

Another impossible thing may happen: Change in partisan alignments

September 2, 2015 In my last column, I looked at the possibility of two impossible things — impossible things in the sense used by Alice and the Red Queen — happening in the already turbulent 2016 presidential cycle. more »»

Ramos 1, Trump Zee-ro

September 2, 2015 I am so tired of the media tap dance around Donald Trump. more »»

The best medicine

September 1, 2015 Dear Dave, I’ve worked in a hospital as a nurse for 10 years. I make good money working long hour. more »»



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