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Without leaders, no water win in Iowa Legislature

The old axiom proved true again. You can lead a Legislature to serious water-quality issues, but you can't make them reach consensus. OK, maybe not so ...

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Medical cannabis saga is legislative malpractice

Here's an idea. Why don't we outsource our legislative branch to Minnesota?I can't take full credit. I was inspired by our own Iowa House. Instead of ...

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Vernon, Murphy duke it out

It seems like a good time to check in on the race for the Democratic nomination in your 1st Congressional District. Better than spraying dandelions. D ...

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Goodbye park, hello bio cells at Westdale

Sometimes, sadly, pretty pictures and profitability don't mix.Case in point, the park that was supposed to go at the center of the Westdale redevelopm ...

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Playing it straight by exiting the voter bypass

Voters. What are you gonna do with them?Well, if you're Stacey Walker, you smartly decide to let them decide whether you should represent District 2 o ...

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Hogg seeks to change the game

On the plus side, Rob Hogg won't shoot himself in the political foot standing next to a bar cart in Texas.#x201c;I am accepting out-of-state money. I' ...

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Finding glimpses of the past in our kids

Many of the great things about having kids, aside from being sent to the front of the line at airport security, are those #x201c;first#x201d; things. ...

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Breakfast with a side of gridlock

So U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley and Judge Merrick Garland had breakfast together on Tuesday. It must have been somewhat awkward.#x201c;Please pass the sal ...

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Five years of supreme outreach by Iowa’s highest court

Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady stopped by Friday to meet with our editorial board. It's been five years since the last time we spoke with ...

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Tepid water plan draws a stiff rebuke at Iowa’s Statehouse

State lawmakers do a lot of talking during your average legislative session. Occasionally, one of them says something worth hearing.#x201c;So to the p ...

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Linn County races become intriguing

Linn County politics sure got interesting in a hurry. Back on March 25, Auditor Joel Miller, a Democrat, penned an op-ed on this very page lamenting t ...

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A far less than frank discussion at the Iowa Statehouse

Welcome to #x201c;Inside the Legislature.#x201d; I'd like to introduce a very special guest who really needs no introduction. You've heard his name us ...

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Hey, Iowa lawmakers, leave those kids alone

So it just wouldn't be an official election year legislative session without a misguided overture to the grand order of the perpetually outraged. This ...

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Winding water path gets muddy

It's all as clear as water.In 2010, you may recall, more than 60 percent of Iowa voters approved the creation of a constitutional trust fund providing ...

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Top leaders who accept Trump owe us an explanation

It's a high-stakes story problem for top Iowa Republicans.#x201c;If a presidential candidate is barreling toward the GOP nomination, carrying a cargo ...

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