In 2016 and 2017, Bernie Sanders raked in over a million bucks. Last year, his gross income was down to $561,293 — still not too shabby. The point is not to rib the senator about his membership in the top 1 percent, though that’s tempting. Nor is it to chide him for his relatively paltry cha…

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DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm a 50-year-old post-menopausal woman, and my first bone density test (DEXA) came back showing osteoporosis in a portion of my spine and osteopenia in an area of my neck. I did a FRAX score, and it indicated my risk for a major osteoporotic fracture is 4.5 percent in 10 yea…

DEAR ANNIE: My three siblings and I are in a terrible situation right now over our 88-year-old mother. When she first moved into her seniors residence almost a year ago, one of the papers that we were asked to fill out was a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) form. We didn't think it was a good time t…

There's a push to change laws to permit both criminals serving time and ex-criminals the right to vote. Guess which party is pushing the most for these legal changes. If you guessed that it was the Democrats, go to the head of the class. Bernie Sanders says states should allow felons to vote…

DEAR DR. ROACH: I heard recently someone say that they had an anaphylactic reaction to a vaccine many hours after administration, say, 14 hours later. Can anaphylaxis actually happen that long after exposure to an allergen? This is a general question, not vaccine-specific. I've always been u…

DEAR ANNIE: My husband has a friend, "Ralph," who is half his age and was recently married. Ralph's wife, "Katherine," is always texting my husband, and not me, to make plans to go out to eat. I have asked my husband several times to text Ralph back instead of his wife, but he has not. When …

If I had my way, I would tell both President Donald Trump and his latest foil, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., to go sit in a corner and take a time-out.

Gardeners trying to lure pollinators to their landscape would be wise to mimic nature and plant wildflowers. The attractive perennials tolerate harsh climates, seldom need fertilizing and resist most diseases and insect pests.

"I believe that this church offers the carefully discerning such cause for admiration," the 14th-century French philosopher Jean de Jandun wrote of Notre Dame, "that its inspection can scarcely sate the soul."

Doctors may prescribe opioids, a class of drugs used to treat pain, after surgery or an injury. Although opioids can be an important part of treatment, they have serious risks like addiction, abuse, and overdose, especially if used continuously. This is true even for seniors and other people…

Irish certainly isn't the hardest language in the world; it doesn't boast the 64 cases of Tsez, or Navajo's rococo verb architecture. But as Indo-European languages go, Irish is rather tricky, hard to learn unless you soak it up as a child.

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We have spent a combined total of 70 years working as teachers for the Clinton School District. It wasn’t until the last 2 ½ years that we discovered a hidden gem in our community. That gem is Clinton Community College.

Joe Biden wants us to believe that all his touching speaks to how deeply he cares about other people.

Last Tuesday, I had the opportunity to introduce a group of Empower House members on the House floor. The group visited the Capitol in connection with Brain Injury Advocacy Day on the Hill.

A recent column on required minimum distributions (RMDs) from traditional IRAs for those 70 1/2 and older generated a number of letters.

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April is Community College Month! Throughout the month, Clinton Community College will host a variety of programs and events to celebrate the month. I invite you to join us as we celebrate.

This week the House Ways & Means Committee, on which I serve, took up House File 648 — this bill legalizes sports betting in Iowa, and puts sports betting under the oversight of the Racing and Gaming Commission (which already provides oversight of Iowa’s casinos); the bill also legalizes…

When I hear politicians talk about abolishing the Electoral College, it immediately makes me think about the impact on the state of Iowa. It would be devastating. The ripple effects would render Iowans’ voices moot in the general election and bring an end to Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucus…

From Netflix, Spotify and Amazon Prime to Blue Apron, Birchbox and beer of the month, your debit or credit card statements are likely littered with subscriptions that are costing you dearly.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has designated itself an organization hostile to women and people of color.

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Many Americans are outraged by the college admissions scandal revealed by the FBI Tuesday. The scandal involves celebrities and wealthy investors who allegedly bought their children’s way onto college sports teams and cheated to improve their children’s SAT and ACT scores.

The same Democrats outraged by Donald Trump’s alleged offenses against the First Amendment passed, as their first priority, a speech-restricting bill opposed by the American Civil Liberties Union.

Democratic socialism is having something of a moment. It isn't just Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; since President Trump was elected, the membership of the Democratic Socialists of America has grown nearly tenfold. Admittedly, that amounts to only 56,000 members, so it remains …

This week was funnel week, which means by the conclusion of this week, policy bills need to be voted out of at least one committee to remain eligible. Due to this approaching deadline, there were many long and late-night committee meetings to determine what legislation will make its way to t…

United Way of Clinton County, Iowa funds allow Family Resources to provide sheltering and housing services to survivors of crime in Clinton County, Iowa. Without funds from United Way, survivors of violent crimes would not have access to services.

This week we were visited by 51 students from seven different schools representing the Clinton Gateway ImpACT Coalition as well as the Camanche-DeWitt Coalition. They had the opportunity to meet with the Governor and other legislators and discuss substance abuse issues that are currently fac…

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Angels Care Home Health from Davenport is collaborating with the Clinton Public Library to offer a Community Classroom series. Once a month they will visit and talk about a specific topic. Join us for a discussion on how together we can get help for “Depression and Anxiety.” Generalized anxi…

Robert Kraft’s name will now long be associated with one of the most despicable scourges of modern life, and rightly so.

It appears we are living through a period of historical records. For those of you living in this area, we have managed to get through most of the coldest winter on record. We are also close to the record for snowiest winter as well. Closer to my usual topic, the current economic expansion is…

Work continued last week in the Legislature on a number of topics. During the sixth week of the session we discussed issues ranging from organ donation, landowner hunting rights, financial literacy and special education.

Editor’s Note: Due to a technical error, a letter to the editor published Feb. 12 and attributed to Dr. Anis Ansari was printed in error. This is Dr. Ansari’s correct submission.

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The last few weeks showed us what a pretty tough winter looks like. You didn’t need to read a newspaper or check Facebook to learn that from me. Tough weather like this puts a strain on people and machines, and one of the machines strained the most lately were furnaces. Mine included. One of…

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The last few weeks showed us what a pretty tough winter looks like. You didn’t need to read a newspaper or check Facebook to learn that from me. Tough weather like this puts a strain on people and machines, and one of the machines strained the most lately were furnaces. Mine included. One of…

This past Sunday was the Chinese New Year, and our very own Pangaea International Academy held an event celebrating the Year of the Pig.

THE CONVERSATION — There’s an old saying, “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” In other words, before you give up, take matters into your own hands and try a little harder.

This week, I’ll share three letters from people who were no longer participating in their 401(k)s and thus regretted not being able to compete for the 401(k) Champion Award (www.juliejason.com/award).

The House Education Committee on Wednesday braved the cold weather to meet with the director of the Iowa Department of Education as well as the division heads to discuss how some of Iowa’s education initiatives are doing.

The fundamental offense of the Covington Catholic High School kids wasn’t so much allegedly mobbing, mocking or getting in the face of an American Indian drummer at the Lincoln Memorial.

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Obituaries

Clara Nelson, 97, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Genesis-East, Davenport. Visitation will be from 9:30 until the service at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, DeWitt. A complete obituary is available at www.schultzfuneralhomes.com.

Gary A. Robles, Jr. age 38 of Clinton, passed away Tuesday April 16, 2019 at Mercy One Medical Center, Clinton. Arrangements pending at the Pape Funeral Home.

Janice A. Nixon, age 79 of Clinton, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the Alverno. Arrangements are pending at the Pape Funeral Home.

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