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Letter to the Editor: Stop gun violence

March 8, 2013 To the Editor: Strengthening the current background checking systems for gun sales is a first step to making our children & communities safe & free of gun violenc. more »»

Key investments to grow middle class

March 8, 2013 We’re keeping the focus on expanding Iowa’s middle class as we develop the next state budget. At the same time, we’re committed to a balanced, stable and sustainable budget. more »»

Slices of Life - Warriors give all for the team

March 8, 2013 The warrior enters the arena prepared for battle, or at least an extensive period of intense physical, mental and vocal workout. more »»

Superintendent News

March 1, 2013 How safe is our school?  Since the school shooting in December at Sandy Hook Elementary, North Tama administrators, teachers, and school board members have been investigating ways to make our school... more »»

Letter to the Editor: Post Office has unfair burden

March 1, 2013 To the Editor: The latest announcement by the Postmaster General requires a little background. more »»

The Braley Brief: Keep Saturday Mail Service

March 1, 2013 Early last week, I was disheartened to learn that the United States Postal Service has decided to cancel mail service on Saturdays. more »»

Slices of Life - That ever happen to you? Me neither

February 22, 2013 I’m always intrigued by human behavior. As humans we operate under certain norms. Most often, we seek approval from one another. more »»

Americans serving country accept risks

February 22, 2013 Originally from Chelsea, Iowa, Dennis Lamb retired from the CIA in 2002 after serving 30 years in its Directorate of Operations as a Case Officer and as an Intelligence Analys. more »»

Farm Bureau celebrates Food Check-Out Week

February 22, 2013 Tama County Farm Bureau celebrates Food Check-Out Week Iowa farmers work hard year-round to show consumers how they grow a variety of safe, affordable food. more »»

In Iowa's Interest - Continuing the Progress for Working Families

February 22, 2013 On February 5th, our country marked the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) – a groundbreaking law that provides American workers with 12 weeks of protected — albeit unpaid —... more »»

The Braley Brief: Keeping in Touch

February 15, 2013 When I came to Congress in 2007, one of my most important goals was to  keep Iowans informed about my work, how I vote on bills, and to keep the lines of communication open for everyone I represent. more »»

Seantor Grassley Q&A on the Sequester

February 15, 2013 Q: What exactly is sequestration? A: Sequestration is a process of automatic, largely across-the-board permanent spending reductions. more »»

Letter to the Editor - Lost dog

February 15, 2013 To the Editor, Ever since the derecho hit the Dysart area on July 11, 2011 the family dog has been fearful of storms and windy weathe. more »»

Slices of Life - Vacation advice from a coaster queen

February 15, 2013 Vacation. I recently got back from one and I’m a bit disoriented. more »»

Slices of Life - If I only had a brain... or two

February 8, 2013 My son made me a brain in art class. Yeah, so now I have two. Brains, that is. When I’m counting sons, I have three. Therefore, I have more sons than brains – but please don’t tell them I told you so. more »»

A busy first few weeks, focus on school funding

February 8, 2013 We are past the first few weeks of the 2013 session. I want to thank all who have called or e-mailed me with their well wishes. It’s been a busy time. more »»

Plant Link on Kickstarter

February 1, 2013 If you caught my last article, you’ll know that I recently launched a project with friends on the website Kickstarter. If you didn’t read that article, let me recap for you quickly. more »»

Slices of Life - Thieves and big screens that go pop in the night

February 1, 2013 TVs have been on my mind lately. I’m not normally much of a TV person. Of course I watch TV, but I don’t often contemplate the TV I’m watching. I like to keep the activity as brainless as possible. more »»

Slices of Life... Wait for it, wait for it

January 25, 2013 “Please take a number. Your call will be answered in the order it was received. more »»

An open letter to Senator Ted Cruz

January 25, 2013 Your criticism of Chuck Hagel in the January 8, 2013, issue of USA TODAY was troubling as it is not evident from a review of your Wikipedia biography that you have any experience in diplomacy,... more »»

 
 

 

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