Opinion

05/26/2015 - 2:16pm
Poultry show cancellations a tough call, but the right one        The dreaded bird flu virus claimed more victims last week, but this time it was poultry shows at county fairs across the state.      The Iowa Department of Agriculture’s decision to cancel all live bird exhibitions, poultry sales and other events was less than shocking – the...
05/05/2015 - 1:56pm
A New Way To Pay        Well that didn’t last long.      Last week I wrote about Valve’s spectacular failure to convince PC gamers to pay for mod content. Between me writing the column and it seeing print, Valve decided they had enough, refunded everybody’s money, and shutdown the...
05/05/2015 - 1:54pm
Lost, but not forgotten        We recently lost another good friend. Violet could sing and play the piano in such an uninhibited way she belonged in a honky-tonk, but she never touched a drop. When she moved to the nursing home she gave Dawn all her music and me a wooden handled scraper made out of a flattened garden hoe....
05/05/2015 - 1:53pm
Happy Mother's Day        This weekend ushers in another installment of Mother's Day – a day in which we pay tribute to those special ladies that put up with our guff and keep us in line no matter the circumstance or situation.      Our mothers deserve more recognition than one measly day...
05/05/2015 - 1:52pm
Keeping higher education affordable        Keeping higher education affordable allows more Iowans to get the education and skills they need to find good jobs. It creates a positive cycle that helps our state attract even more businesses and jobs – the types that will strengthen Iowa’s middle class and grow our...
05/05/2015 - 1:52pm
Upmeyer page thankful for legislative opportunity        Each legislative session we are joined by high school juniors and seniors from across the state to serve as pages in either the Iowa House, Iowa Senate or the Legislative Services Agency. As the House Majority Leader, I am privileged to have a page based in my office...
Syndicate content