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  • Giant silkworm moth

    Big news on the Empty Nest Farm! This February, during one of our warm spells, I found what appeared to be a leafy cocoon or chrysalis under our maple ...
    April 26, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • The final gavel falls on 2018 session

    As the sun set, or in this case rose, as the gavel fell on the Iowa legislative session, we can ponder what was accomplished. After a very divisive se ...
    April 26, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Budget work continues

    The 2018 budget took priority this week at the State House. The governor’s proposed budget certainly has some misplaced priorities. One example is the ...
    April 19, 2017 - 11:21 am
  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Many of us know someone who has been sexually assaulted. After all, one in five women and one in 33 men experience rape, and 60,000 children each year ...
    April 19, 2017 - 11:21 am
  • Surviving Part 4

    This is the fourth and final installment of “Surviving” by Susie Clark. I don’t know of a braver person.
    April 19, 2017 - 11:20 am
  • Legislative session winding down

    Project Labor AgreementsA Republican-sponsored bill that concerns Project Labor Agreements passed th ...
    April 12, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Giving schools flexibility to ensure efficient use of funding

    The Legislature is working on two bills to provide flexibility in how schools use their money.When n ...
    April 5, 2017 - 9:48 am
  • Empty Nest

    This is the third of four installments of a short story, “Surviving,” written by Susie Clark.  In the first two installments, Clark writes about the d ...
    April 5, 2017 - 9:49 am
  • Education, budget and abortion top week at Capitol

    Education omnibus bill: SF 475 passed out of the Senate with limited Democratic support, and it’s now in the House awaiting debate. The bill is large, ...
    April 5, 2017 - 9:48 am
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