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Here's to the graduates!

May 24, 2015 Today we salute the Class of 2015 — these young men and women from Central Iowa who have worked dilligently, excelled academically and have showcased their talents in a variety of ways that we ca... more »»

Assortment of recipes

May 24, 2015 Today is just an assortment of recipes I have been saving. As I mentioned in previous columns, I love sauerkraut, so I have an old stand-by Sauerkraut Salad recipe. more »»

From the files of the Fedora Squad

May 24, 2015 Working in a newsroom, such as I do, gives you a front row seat to history ... for better or worse. Ok, maybe not the front row; but definitely somewhere towards the front ... more »»

Secret dog is a boy's best friend

May 24, 2015 I’ve never really understood dogs. This is perfectly fine, because they really don’t understand me either, always cocking their heads and looking at me quizzically. more »»

Soybeans stuck lower

May 23, 2015 Soybean prices have collapsed to a seven-month low this week on expectations that this fall’s U.S. bean crop will overwhelm global markets. more »»

'Just asking'

May 23, 2015 In a recent panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama gave another demonstration of his mastery of rhetoric -- and disregard of realit. more »»

Who are these outlaw bikers?

May 23, 2015 Count me among those mystified over the biker gang melee in Waco, Texas -- a shootout that left nine dea. more »»

The threat to melt the electric grid

May 23, 2015 Editor’s note: This editorial was originally published in the Wall Street Journal in Apri. more »»

Computer cleanup

May 22, 2015 Dear Heloise: Here is my hint to keep COMPUTERS running smoothly and save on storage space: Occasionally, I go to the control panel on my computer and click on "uninstall programs. more »»

The withering of the death penalty

May 22, 2015 WASHINGTON -- Without a definitive judicial ruling or other galvanizing event, a perennial American argument is ending. Capital punishment is withering away. more »»

Journalists’ contributions to Clinton Foundation raise credibility questions

May 22, 2015 WASHINGTON — While much of the political community frets over the influence of billionaire money in presidential campaigns, the much smaller world of journalism occasionally worries over the ethics... more »»

New laws benefit those who served and sacrificed

May 22, 2015 Memorial Day is this Monday. That’s the day we remember those who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. more »»

Teen may feel more comfortable talking to doctor alone

May 21, 2015 Q: Should I insist on being in the exam room when my child visits a doctor? Recently, I took my 14-year-old daughter for a checkup and was told to wait outside. more »»

Shameless Stephanopoulos, shameless ABC

May 21, 2015 It was outrageous for ABC News to promote Bill Clinton's spokesman George Stephanopoulos to the top of the political-anchorman heap. more »»

Ever see a rich horseplayer?

May 21, 2015 Prairie Meadows is open for the year for horse racing. That can mean only one thing for me. It is time for me to get rich. more »»

The two-point-something campaign

May 20, 2015 This spring it seems as if there have been two-point-something Republican presidential candidacy announcements per week. more »»

William Zinsser believed in your story, too

May 20, 2015 If you're one of the millions of readers who cherish William Zinsser's book "On Writing Well," then you may feel this week that you've lost a dear friend. Zinsser died Tuesday, at 92. more »»

Virginia is for dirty-energy lovers

May 20, 2015 If you live in Virginia and would like to shrink your carbon footprint, here’s what passes for good news: We’re now officially free to ban frackin. more »»

Luis Lang discovers GoFundMe’s much worse than Obamacare

May 19, 2015 Luis Lang would like you to send him some money. He has taken to GoFundMe (, the crowd-funding website, trying to raise $30,000. Lang, who is 49 and lives in Fort Mill, S.C. more »»

Unclog a drain without chemicals

May 19, 2015 A plugged-up sink, shower or tub drain sends most people running for either a bottle of caustic drain cleaner or a plumber’s phone number. But wait. more »»



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