- Take a survey, win a cruise; not going to happen A Clinton woman called me last week to report on a phone call she received. She first received a call from a young woman, who asked her to take a short survey. It sounded innocent enough, so she agreed, and answered a few questions, none of which so
- Economic plan invests in Iowans Our work at the statehouse this week has been spent on the last few major budget bills. Since I serve as vice-chairwoman of the Economic Development Budget subcommittee, I have been focused on House File 2460. This bill funds small business developm
The cool way of driving around
Driving around with the windows down has taken on a whole new perspective.
With spring finally arriving, I was able to roll down my windows, bask in the sunlight and turn up the tunes in my car this week. As I age, the music has changed a bit, and even three years ago, I wrote about the morphing tune of how “cool” I appeared while cruising around.
- An emotional double standard Let's have a rational discussion about the word "emotional." But first, I'd better calm down. Maybe I'll have a soothing cup of herbal tea and pet the cat. Oh wait, I don't have a cat. Which is lucky for former CIA Director Michael Hayden, or else we
- Continuing the conversation on end-of-life care Talking about end-of-life care is a subject that most people already find scary enough. And the rhetorical firestorm a few years ago around supposed "death panels" and "pulling the plug on grandma" not only served to distract people from having a rat
- Cheating husband must be transparent DEAR ANNIE: Four years ago, I caught my husband lying and cheating in an emotional affair (he says there was never any sex). He and this same woman had been cheating for 10 years. She is married with grown children. She never told her husband what sh
- Pension angst in Springfield Our elected officials can run, but they can't hide from the financial consequences of their bad decisions. Illinois legislators took a tough vote in December, passing a pension reform package that outraged many public employees, retirees and their un
- Teachers, students celebrate CCC The month of April is when community colleges celebrate. So this month Clinton Community College (CCC) is offering a variety of activities to showcase our students. We have a Spring Fling Week at our Maquoketa Center, the Student Leadership Recognit
- Staff, students offer support for CCC When I began working at Clinton Community College, I had no idea how the students, my colleagues and the entire Clinton area would influence and transform my life. I have been introduced to wonderful opportunities, resources, and most importantly, en
- Again, Christianity the last to get it right Eleven years ago, Richard Stearns went to Washington. Stearns -- president of World Vision, the billion-dollar Christian relief organization -- joined other faith leaders in lobbying Congress to spend $15 billion combating AIDS in Africa and the Cari
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