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At Last, Kate and Jackie are married

October 15, 2014 Last Sunday, shortly after they exchanged their wedding vows, I witnessed something I'd never before seen in the 20 years I've known this couple. Jackie and Kate leaned in and they kissed. more »»

The power of Darryl Strawberry

October 14, 2014 Lately, I’ve been looking through my old baseball cards and other sports memorabilia in the basement — it’s kind of fun to sift through this stuff occasionally to bring back memories of my youth. more »»

Rehabbing to sell

October 13, 2014 Dear Dave, My husband and I recently inherited my parents’ home. more »»

Celebrate all the 'good stuff'

October 12, 2014 The T-R’s upcoming Progress edition is slated for publication later this month. more »»

Gay marriage receives boost

October 12, 2014 Foes of gay marriage suffered a triple-whammy defeat last week, and may be in line for more. more »»

Good morning Casa Bonita, part 2

October 12, 2014 This is the last in a two-part series exploring a simple meal at the misbegotten theme restaurant that is Casa Bonita. more »»

Putting myself in the talons of a professional

October 12, 2014 When you’re presented a gift certificate for a massage, essentially what you’re given is an obligation to see a stranger and have them fondle you. How magica. more »»

Wild swings in stock futures

October 11, 2014 One of the longest winning streaks in U.S. equities may have come to an end this week or, at least, caused bullish investors to lose some sleep. more »»

Ebola and Obama

October 11, 2014 The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is both a danger in itself and a wake-up call for Americans — about President Obama, about the institutions of this country and, most important, about ourselves. more »»

Ebola and the 41 million uninsured Americans

October 11, 2014 With the first diagnosed case of the deadly Ebola virus in the United States located in Dallas, Texans are understandably alarmed. The patient just died. Gov. more »»

Money takes a trip to the Wall

October 10, 2014 Dear Heloise: My family and I love traveling, and we bring back some money from the countries we've visited. It is usually only about a dollar or two. more »»

The throne is their home

October 10, 2014 Maria Yepez sported a big smile to match the big cheer she got when her name was announced. One can’t blame her — it’s not every day you get named Homecoming queen. more »»

Is Christie running?

October 10, 2014 NEWARK, N.J. -- Gov. Chris Christie could be forgiven if he had chips on both shoulders as big as those shoulders. more »»

Another cabinet veteran laments Obama's wartime leadership

October 10, 2014 WASHINGTON -- Less than a month away from the midterm congressional elections that may determine Barack Obama's chances to rebuild public confidence in himself and his presidency, there seems to be... more »»

Expect, Employ and Empower! The value of employment for people with disabilities

October 10, 2014 October is Disability Employment Awareness month and this year’s theme is “Expect, Employ and Empower!” But, what does that really mean in this context? I am a firm believer in setting high, but... more »»

Don’t be impulsive when choosing a new career

October 9, 2014 Q: I feel like I've "run my course" at work. I'm considering changing careers, but I'm already 45. more »»

Bill Maher vs. Chris Hayes

October 9, 2014 Bill Maher is no one's idea of a disinterested scholar on religion. He's long been the loudest, most obnoxious barroom brawler for atheism. more »»

The media’s new climate denial

October 9, 2014 What planet does Big Media think it’s living on? Over 300,000 people filled the streets of New York City in September as part of the worldwide People’s Climate March, a stirring call for action on... more »»

$1 million Department of Labor grant to MCC

October 8, 2014 The good news just keeps on coming to Marshalltown Community College. A couple of weeks ago we announced a nearly $1 million gift from MCC alum William Faust for the renovation of our student union. more »»

It's not unnatural for Republicans to want the President protected

October 8, 2014 "Even opposition lawmakers who have spent the last six years fighting his every initiative have expressed deep worry for his security. more »»



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