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Don't Let Big Oil Bully Biofuels

July 25, 2014 It’s vacation season across America. That means family road trips are underway and the traveling public is paying even closer attention when they pull up to the pump. more »»

 
 
 
Slices of Life - All thumbs

July 25, 2014 When I was in school - and dinosaurs roamed the earth - everyone took a class called typewriting 10. more »»

Creating Jobs, Growing Iowa's Economy with Clean Energy

July 25, 2014 Iowa is proof that clean energy works. We lead the nation in wind power generation and in biofuels production. We also rank among the top 12 states in the nation when it comes to energy efficiency. more »»

Q&A on Cellphone Sovereignty

July 18, 2014 Q: What is the cellphone “unlocking” bill making its way through Congress? A: Lawmakers have dialed up bipartisan legislation that would restore the ability of consumers to more easily transfer thei... 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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

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 »»

Helping Iowans break through bureaucratic inertia

June 6, 2014 During the recent two-week break in the congressional calendar, I continued my 2014 road trip across Iowa in April, visiting with Iowans in schools and on-the-job in their hometown communities. more »»

Quality of Life Investments Boost Economy, Middle Class

June 6, 2014 Iowa’s great quality of life is bolstered by a variety of arts, culture and recreation. These opportunities make daily life more enjoyable—and they’re good for our economy. more »»

 
 

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