Remembering our humanity during Syrian refugee crisis

If there is one thing we can all afford during this refugee crisis - is to be human.

I was fortunate (or unfortunate) to witness the exodus ... »

Fern Pensel
GUTTENBERG Fern Marie Pensel, 70, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg. »
Marilyn Bergan
MARILYN BERGAN Elkader Marilyn Bergan, 81, of Elkader, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader. Services are pending at Leonard Funeral Home in Elkader. »
George Nieters
GEORGE NIETERS Monticello George H. Nieters, 93, of Monticello, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, at Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A v ... »
Max Middleton
MAX LOWELL MIDDLETON Atalissa Max's spirit was released on Nov. 24, 2015, at 2:58 a.m. while traveling in Mississippi at the age of 68. Retir ... »
Take action to protect Medicaid

To the editor:

I'm grateful for Medicaid, the health care safety net that protects all of us.

Every Iowa family is one disability or ... »

Raymond Batchelder
SIGOURNEY Raymond E. Batchelder, 89, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. Powell Funeral Home, Sigourney. »
Ernest Mortenson
MAQUOKETA Earnest Mortenson, 82, died Monday morning, Nov. 30, 2015. Carson Celebration of Life Center, Maquoketa. »
Protect our natural infrastructure

To the editor:

The water we drink, the air we breathe, and the land we inhabit is the natural infrastructure that sustains us all. Yet, they ... »

Pipeline would support lifelong careers

To the editor:

The multibillion dollar Dakota Access Pipeline project is projected to create up to 4,000 well-paying construction jobs acros ... »

Obama urges Turkey to reduce tensions with Russia

PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama urged his Turkish counterpart on Tuesday to reduce tensions with Russia while stressing U.S. support ... »

Steven Johnson
BROOKLYN Steven Johnson, 58, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn. »
Helen Gordon
HELEN JEAN GORDON Iowa City Helen Jean Gordon, 79, a lifelong resident of Iowa City, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, at the home of her daughter, Ma ... »
Branstad: Goal of 200,000 jobs met

DES MOINES - Gov. Terry Branstad's contention that his administration has achieved the job-creation goal he set during the 2010 campaign did not si ... »

Edwin Kinney
EDWIN J. KINNEY Iowa City Edwin John Kinney, 64, of Iowa City, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at University of Iowa Hospitals a ... »