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I’m an Eastern Iowa writer, blessed to work as a columnist for The Gazette. This is my work archive, portfolio and sketch pad.

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State won’t force my daughters
First in a series: Weighing the benefit of a ‘Fresh Start’
Vaccine bill risks health for freedom
Video: Conversations from the Iowa Women’s March
‘Sanctuary’ label or not, Iowa City right to listen to its own
Under the watchful eye of the ‘misfits’
Rural Iowans eager to engage art in their communities
Long road ahead for Iowa political equity advocates
‘Circulator’ worth Marion investment
Facts must drive council affordable housing vote
Aim higher for Iowa’s gun safety training
In Philly ‘the Bern’ rubs raw
Transit blog, day four
Veteran who died at Normandy finally honored
National Vietnam Memorial offered mirror to past
Iowa Culture app needs our help
Family, loss and near drownings
Even in death, straw poll hype continues
Cedar County historians say ‘Little House’ worth saving

2017 Progress Report

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Affordable housing tour offers necessary spotlight
Affordable housing tour offers necessary spotlight
May 29, 2017
Work on a project for months, put your heart and soul into it and, even so, you’ll be hard-pressed to pick it out of the pack. This is the lesson lost to those who skipped the Cedar Rapids M
CR Transit changes nearly here
CR Transit changes nearly here
May 28, 2017
Proposed changes to CR Transit passed their first public hearing hurdle this week. The upcoming changes are a result of recommendations from the 2016 Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organi
Iowa winnowing of health care begins
Iowa winnowing of health care begins
May 22, 2017
News that health care advocates had been dreading came Thursday: Planned Parenthood of the Heartland will shutter a third of it’s Iowa clinics. Locations in Bettendorf, Sioux City, Burlin
Keep it honest, take it personally
Keep it honest, take it personally
May 21, 2017
Dubuque letter writer Barbara Rank struck a chord, according to a Washington Post headline. I have another assessment: Rank took it personally. Rank attended the Dubuque town hall event h...
A Mother’s Day question: Do we really value moms?
A Mother’s Day question: Do we really value moms?
May 15, 2017
This year many Iowans and Americans will splurge on Mother’s Day gifts. Consumers told the National Retail Federation that their spending will be high — an average $186.39 per mom, which
Oklahoma provides template for pipeline protest backlash
Oklahoma provides template for pipeline protest backlash
May 14, 2017
Dakota Access Pipeline protests have sparked changes to the Oklahoma criminal trespass code. The measures could become boilerplate bills for other jurisdictions. The Oklahoma bill, signed...

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