Taking a hard look at police killings


Last year was the deadliest on record for police killings in the United States. According to a Washington Post database, law enforcement officers shot and killed 1,096 people in 2022. And that’s likely an understatement. According to Abdul Nasser Rad, a research director at Campaign ...

Cornfields, common sense and community


The third week of the 90th General Assembly has come and gone. This week we had a number of visitors including: Drake Pharmacy Students, medical students from Des Moines University, members of the Ag business community, as well as other mental health professionals. Many of these individuals ...

Practice positivity


There are few things in my life that are near and dear to my heart. My family. My friends. My coffee. My job. My community. Marshalltown is my hometown. I was born and raised here, and my husband and I specifically moved back to raise our family. When I drive around Marshalltown, I am filled ...

Where are we going in Iowa?


It was a long week at the Capitol this week starting off with the Governor’s “Student First Act” or voucher bill, as it was commonly referred to. The bill was voted on and passed on Monday in both the House and the Senate despite a great amount of opposition. I received over 1000 emails ...