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  • Paulsen: Nice to see our past state Senator on the GOP response

    It was good to see Joni Ernst — our new Iowa senator — on the GOP response Tuesday night. She did a nice job of presenting the Republican viewpoint. I ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Waddingham: Remembering my white-knuckled commute in an oversized suit

    Temperatures hoovered around zero as I cautiously made my way through rush hour traffic in Des Moines. My knuckles were flushed from gripping the stee ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • VICKER: Breakout Buckeye star brings local ties to championship game

    When second-ranked Oregon and fourth-ranked Ohio State meet in Monday's inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship at AT&T Stadium in Ar ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Paulsen: Winter is back in full force

    I'm not sure if they call it the polar vortex or not, but the cold air coming down from Canada sure is cooling off most of the United States. Yesterda ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Waddingham: Recovering from skiing and my resolution

    I cleared off the counter, forcing me reorganize the collection of soiled dinner plates that seem to be constantly multiplying in my apartment-style d ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Poolman: Rememberlutions instead of resolutions

    Tomorrow it will be a new year, so I spent several days thinking of things to add to my New Year's resolutions list.
    Dec. 31, 2014 - 10:09 am
  • Waddingham: Checking off a bucket list item to start the new year

    Halfway through Sunday's football games, I was worried my final fantasy football update of the year wouldn't include a league championship.
    Dec. 30, 2014 - 11:31 am
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