Opinion

01/20/2015 - 12:55pm
Planning for progress   Unless you’ve been living underneath a rock for the past two weeks, you’ve probably heard about the new $4 million housing development planned for downtown Hampton. The project, dubbed “The 101,” is scheduled for completion in December 2015 and will feature 26 quality apartment units. You can read all about it in this week’s...
01/20/2015 - 12:54pm
Not Our Earth Logic         Aliens exist, and I can prove it.      Just look at your smart phone, tablet, or computer the next time it updates to the next “new and improved” user interface design. These UIs prove that aliens are among us because nobody familiar with our Earth...
01/20/2015 - 12:53pm
Get out of the way. We want to see our kids.                   I never thought this would happen. We went shopping for a truck camper.      Two of our kids live in Los Angeles and Dawn has two brothers in South Carolina. They deserve for us to...
01/20/2015 - 12:52pm
Growing Iowa’s middle class in 2015                   The Iowa Legislature gaveled in on Jan. 12 for the 2015 session. It was an honor to sign my name in the official register after being re-elected as senator for the people of Senate District 27, which includes...
01/20/2015 - 12:52pm
Proposals and updates greet lawmakers during opening week of 2015 General Assembly   The 86th General Assembly has officially kicked off and I am looking forward to working hard on your behalf. It is a true privilege to continue to represent and serve you in the Iowa House.       In addition to committees...
01/13/2015 - 3:24pm
DMWW lawsuit an alarming wake up call        Litigation announced last week in Des Moines was yet another boiling point in the ongoing battle over Iowa's polluted water sources. Though the merits will be debated at length, it's clear a similar lawsuit could occur in many rural areas throughout the state....
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