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Letter to the Editor: Veterans Night

August 30, 2013 Veterans: I am planning a Salute to Veterans Night at the Benton County Speedway in Vinton on Sunday, Sept. more »»

Note from the Superintendent...

August 23, 2013 The 2013 - 2014 school year is under way and promises to be an exciting academic year as we unveil a new and innovative technology initiative. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Horse slaughter response

August 23, 2013 Dear Editor, As a local Tama County farmer, I was distressed to read the letter from the Iowa Director of the Humane Society of the United States, Carol Griglione. more »»

Slices of Life - More than half a century of plastic romance

August 23, 2013 A couple of messages on Facebook this week mentioned a big birthday and celebrity milestone that piqued my interes. more »»

The Braley Brief: Providing Veterans with the Benefits They Deserve

August 23, 2013 Whether it's continuing their education with the help of the GI Bill, attending a VA job fair, or submitting a disability claim, our veterans deserve to know that they can rely on the Department of... more »»

Slices of Life - Sleeping through the night

August 16, 2013 Babies know nothing of regular schedules. They wake at any hour of the night or very early morning and demand to be fed. This is to be expected. more »»

The Braley Brief: Growing Iowa's family farms through innovative programs

August 16, 2013 Iowa farms feed and fuel the world, and Iowa's strong agricultural history has driven the economy for decades. more »»

The Need for the Renewable Fuel Standard

August 16, 2013 It’s a critically important time for the bioenergy industry, and particularly the advanced biofuels producer. more »»

Slices of Life - Consistently consistent

August 9, 2013 Consistency in parenting is key to success. Every mom worth her Pop-Tarts knows this. more »»

The Braley Brief: Living on Borrowed Time

August 9, 2013 For over two years, I’ve fought to pass a long-term extension of the Farm Bill. Traditionally, the Farm Bill has been a bipartisan process, but last week was a reminder that times are different. more »»

Sweetheart deals sour public's appetite

August 9, 2013 From food stamps to student loans, federal lawmakers must balance the interests of the taxpaying public with the interests of the public good. It’s part of the constitutional job description. more »»

New tax breaks help expand Iowa's middle class

August 9, 2013 Iowa’s growing economy has allowed us to cut taxes while balancing the state budget and protecting local services and schools. more »»

Slices of Life - A fresh batch of sweet simple pleasures

August 2, 2013 A fresh batch of sweet simple pleasures Every so often it’s good to take the time to stop and smell the roses. To count our blessings. To pause and appreciate the wonders surrounding u. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Horse slaughter

July 26, 2013 Dear Editor: Iowa has become ground zero in the national debate on horse slaughter, now that the USDA has cleared a horse slaughter plant to begin butchering horses here. more »»

Slices of Life - A return to the garden

July 26, 2013 The older I get, the more I realize life ebbs and flows like the tide - rising, receding, coming in, going out. What is possible at high tide is impossible at low tide, and so on. more »»

Working to Improve Military Justice System for Service Members

July 26, 2013 I’m part of a bipartisan effort to create an independent military justice system for military victims of sexual assault. more »»

Slices of Life - The perfect weekend

July 19, 2013 I spent last weekend at a cabin at a lake with a trio of 11-year-old boys. It was everything you’re imagining: wild, energetic, boisterous, rowdy and splashtastic. more »»

Fake Farm Bill... would dismantle the Farm Bill itself

July 19, 2013 This is a fake Farm Bill. It’s nothing less than a wolf in sheep’s clothing that would dismantle the Farm Bill itself. more »»

Q&A on the Death Tax

July 19, 2013 Q: Will Congress take up tax reform this Congress? A: The tax-writing Senate Finance Committee is laying the groundwork to rewrite the federal tax code. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Orthopedic clinic

July 12, 2013 Letter to the Editor: Citizens of Tama County, if you know of any child up to the age of 18 in your area with an orthopaedic condition (muscle, bone or joint related) please inform families about a... more »»

 
 

 

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