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Laura on Life - That's Life

July 20, 2012 A woman I have known for a couple of years approached me. more »»

Slices of Life - Learning to play leads to summer fun

July 12, 2012 It’s summertime, and at my house the kids are learning to play. This may sound like a strange and unnecessary activity. more »»

Laura on Life - Rope Swings & Flying Potatoes

July 12, 2012 My husband is part genius, and part closet redneck.  He’s a cross between Bill Nye the Science Guy and Larry the Cable Guy. more »»

Grassley Q&A on Fast and Furious

July 12, 2012 Q: What is so important about this congressional investigation? A: When a person dies in service to his country, and his own government may have contributed to his death, covered up evidence... more »»

Letter to the Editor - Historical Artifacts Need a Home

July 12, 2012 Dear Editor, My mother, Coleen Carver Halbfass, was a teacher at Dinsdale in the late 1930s. more »»

Computer Programming

July 6, 2012 Have you ever given someone directions? “Drive down Wilson Street until you reach Lincoln Street. Turn left on Lincoln and go for a block and a half. The school will be on your right. more »»

Slices of life - Glad tidiness to you

July 6, 2012 Once upon a time I thought of myself as an orderly person. I endeavored for things to be as expected and that required a certain amount of cleanliness, organization and restrain. more »»

Laura on Life - Jury Duty

July 6, 2012 I love my country.  I also love our democracy.  I think it’s great that, in America, you are innocent until proven guilty by a jury of your “peers.” According to Mr. more »»

Slices of Life... Wearing the pants

June 21, 2012 Who wears the pants at your house? This phrase, which refers to the person who is in charge of a particular situation, originated back in the olden days when TV screens showed us the world in black... more »»

Laura on Life... The Big Gamble

June 21, 2012 Parenthood is essentially a big gambl. more »»

In Iowa's Interest

June 21, 2012 Many Iowans know that in crafting the Affordable Care Act – the landmark health reform law – one of my primary goals as Chairman of the U.S. more »»

Robotic Work Ethic

June 21, 2012 As an Iowa State University Honors student, I was eligible to take part in a research-oriented mentorship program for credit during my second college semester. more »»

From Senator Grassley... Q&A on a budget framework

June 14, 2012 Q: What is required of Congress in making a budget plan? A: The Congressional Budget Act of 1974 says Congress should annually adopt a budget plan for the upcoming fiscal year and at least the... more »»

In Iowa's Interest: Exploring bullying prevention policies

June 14, 2012 All children deserve equitable access to a free, public education. Yet, each day, countless students across the country and right here in Iowa are denied that access because they are bullie. more »»

Our new columnist wants to hear from you!

June 14, 2012 Write to our new local columnist and tell him what you want to hear about! Austin Lyons is a former Dysart resident and UHS grad now working as a computer engineer for Intel. more »»

Slices of Life - Living in the Season

June 7, 2012 As I chatted with a friend the other day, we eyed up summer, reviewing the various athletic camps available to our kids. more »»

Laura on Life - Driving Me Bonkers

June 7, 2012 By Laura Snyder Love comes in many form. more »»

Engineering, Entrepreneurship & Education

June 7, 2012 August 23rd, 2005 – my first day of classes at Iowa State University. more »»

Slices of Life - The empathy nap...

May 31, 2012 My husband felt sick last week. Well, not sick exactly; he was recovering from surgery. Bottom line, he wasn’t his usual chipper self. more »»

Laura on Life - Lifestyle changes?

May 31, 2012 At first, I was good. I was very good. I picked my croutons off my salad before I ate it. I asked the waiters not to bring bread to the table. I drank water with a touch of lemo. more »»

 
 

 

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