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Back to school shopping earlier this year brought sticker shock for families in Iowa and elsewhere. This wasn’t over pencils and notebooks but a life-saving device that kids with severe allergies have to have available at all times.The EpiPen cost has jumped more than 400 percent since 2007. Paying...
As hard as the campaign might have been and the transition is proving to be, Donald Trump’s challenges are really just beginning.Governing after a toxic election in which the results awarded him an ambiguous national mandate — his opponent, after all, got more votes — will require finesse, a clear-...
Back to school shopping earlier this year brought sticker shock for families in Iowa and elsewhere. This wasn’t over pencils and notebooks but a life-saving device that kids with severe allergies have to have available at all times.The EpiPen cost has jumped more than 400 percent since 2007. Paying...
For years, when the boys were little and “looked up” to me, I heard the refrain over and over again.“Enjoy these years because the high school years are scary.”I chuckled and nodded my head in agreement, but evidently I had forgotten about the hell I had put my parents through back in the early...
As hard as the campaign might have been and the transition is proving to be, Donald Trump’s challenges are really just beginning.Governing after a toxic election in which the results awarded him an ambiguous national mandate — his opponent, after all, got more votes — will require finesse, a clear-...
I found it surreal last week when I realized at the jazz concert put on by the Carnegie Cultural Center that I was reporting on students from the very college, the University of Iowa, I attended.Some may have been there during my time, we may have passed each other once in awhile on campus, or...
Thursday is, of course, Thanksgiving, which means we’re supposed to take a break from our hectic lives, sit down and show some gratitude.To be honest, Thanksgiving for us at the Tribune is more of a “take-a-deep-breath-because-holy-crap-we-made-it-through-the-process-of-putting-out-three-papers-in-...
It’s become a bit of a tradition on this page to celebrate holidays by giving our readers words about whatever celebration is upcoming.So with Thanksgiving a mere two days away, here are some words — some thoughtful, some just plain old fun — on Turkey Day.The Pilgrims made seven times more graves...
The good news is that plenty of American retailers have finally gotten the hint when it comes to Thanksgiving Day shopping.Plenty of those big box stores have decided that the bad publicity of making their employees work on the holiday is just not worth it, although plenty of them — including Wal-...
We would like to send out a big thank you to everyone who supported the New Hampton Music Parents concession stand at all of the New Hampton home football games this year. The Music Parents use the funds generated from the concession stand to enhance the band and choir programs.The group pays to...

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