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Small Business Grant Program – The deadline for the Small Business Grant Program has been extended to May 31. Thank you to Peoples Bank, TruBank, WCEDC and the Greater Des Moines Partnership for their financial support to the Small Business Recovery Grant program to aid small businesses affe…

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More Iowans are going back to work after a new proclamation from Gov. Kim Reynolds. Starting May 22, movie theaters, zoos, aquariums and museums will be able to reopen as long as they can accommodate reasonable public health measures. Pools will only be allowed to reopen for lap swimming and…

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Small Business Grant Program – Thank you to Peoples Bank, TruBank, WCEDC and the Greater Des Moines Partnership for their financial support to the Small Business Recovery Grant program to aid small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Information about the grant program and the appl…

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The Iowa Legislature will reconvene on Wednesday, June 3. The biggest job will be passing a budget for the coming fiscal year that begins July 1. I believe that the Revenue Estimating Conference will meet before we reconvene. The REC meets periodically and makes estimates of incoming revenue…

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Our national dialogue is consumed with discussion about health, safety, freedoms and liberties. There is no doubt Iowans are concerned about these important matters. It is vital to find a balancing act between protecting the public health and ensuring the continuation of civil society.

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Small Business Grant Program – Thank you to Peoples Bank, TruBank, WCEDC and the Greater Des Moines Partnership for their financial support to the Small Business Recovery Grant program to aid small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Information about the grant program and the appl…

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I know of no formula that tells us how to weigh health risks to our citizens, and the damage to our economy and way of life caused by prolonged shutting down of part of our economy. I think most of us agree that we cannot continue the shutdown of a significant part of our economy for too lon…

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Last year I was driving from my Air BnB in Coralville to the University of Iowa baseball field when I hit a traffic jam. Now baseball doesn’t usually attract those kinds of crowds, so it took a while for me to understand that I was inching along Hawkins Drive in Iowa City because of the floo…

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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We are losing our democracy to oligarchs. American voters have a statistically non-significant impact on public policy. Only four percent of us respect Congress. Forty two percent of voters are Independent yet only Republicans and Democrats win elections. Only fourteen percent of House campa…

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