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Slices of Life - Having it all

July 18, 2014 There’s been a renewed media buzz on the age-old topic of women having it all. Career plus family equals success. more »»

Eyewitness of Foster Care Opens Eyes in Congress

July 18, 2014 Internships on Capitol Hill offer a valuable learning experience for young people to get hands-on experience in the workplac. more »»

Fisher releases new law information

July 18, 2014 This past session we focused on laws that make Iowa’s families and communities stronger by making our communities safer, helping our military veterans and our community volunteers, helping our... more »»

Slices of Life - The patio project

July 11, 2014 I am tired. My back is sore. My arms ache. My husband put me through the ropes this weekend. He had me completely tied up with yard work. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Give for Max

July 11, 2014 To the Editor: July has arrived, summer is in full swing and it is time for the summer Blood Drive sponsored by the Traer American Legion on Thursday, July 17 at the Traer Memorial Building from... more »»

Storms Create Emergencies Across Iowa

July 11, 2014 Because of bad weather throughout June, the Governor has already proclaimed disaster emergencies in 48 counties, including Black Hawk. more »»

Renewables Can Put the Brakes on High Gas Prices

July 11, 2014 As Americans hop in their cars this summer, gasoline prices are at a six-year high. Thanks to surging demand and continued turmoil in Iraq, gas is quickly approaching $4.00 per gallon. more »»

Happy Birthday, America

July 11, 2014 Celebrating the 4th of July brings family, friends and neighbors together for backyard barbecues, pool parties and patriotic parades. more »»

Slices of Life - Picture perfect

July 4, 2014 When my kids were babies, I took lots of photos - always hoping to get the one perfect shot. This was during the prehistoric, pre-digital age, when cameras required film and film required developin. more »»

Don't Muzzle Freedom of Speech

July 4, 2014 There are few things more sacred to the individual rights of citizens of the United States than the Bill of Rights. more »»

Q&A on Checks and Balances

July 4, 2014 Q: What’s significant about the recent ruling on the President’s use of recess appointments? A: The U.S. more »»

Slices of Life - A watched pot

June 27, 2014 At our house, my husband browns the hamburger. I don’t have the patience for it. I go in with the best of intentions. I place the ground beef in the pan, turn on the heat and grab my spatula. more »»

A Commitment to Good Iowa Government

June 27, 2014 Here in Iowa, we have one of the best state governments in the countr. more »»

Q&A on Alzheimer's Disease

June 27, 2014 Q: Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. more »»

Slices of Life - Survey says...

June 20, 2014 We’ve all partaken in the occasional survey - whether it be for business (customer feedback), pleasure (what’s your personality type), political purposes (donkey or elephant) or just to get a head... more »»

Freedom is Precious

June 20, 2014 On Independence Day we celebrate the gift of America given to us 238 years ago by the founders of our great nation. Freedom is as precious as life itself. more »»

Letter to the Editor: North Tama FCCLA

June 13, 2014 Dear Editor, North Tama High School FCCLA would like thank the local community for helping make our Halloween shoe trick-or-treating fundraiser a success. We collected a total of 250 pairs of shoe. more »»

Slices of Life - Charger envy

June 13, 2014 It’s become an integral part of my family’s everyday life: Charging. more »»

Q&A on Flag Day

June 13, 2014 Q: Why celebrate Flag Day? A: Flag Day observes the anniversary of the adoption of the “Stars and Stripes” on June 14, 1777, as the national flag of the United States of Americ. more »»

Slices of Life - The day of Doug

June 6, 2014 He bounded into the yard Saturday morning around 10:00 - unannounced and uninvited - with an enthusiasm usually reserved for squirrels. more »»



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