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This all started a couple years ago when I was a helping friend scoop his snow because he needed help. Majority of the snow was from the city plows that went by on the streets. I’ve helped my … more
The 89th General Assembly gaveled into session this week. As the Majority Leader of the Iowa House I have the opportunity, along with the Speaker and Minority Leader, to give opening day remarks. … more
Posted on Jan. 5 at 10 a.m.So I have been getting questions about the Mapleton City Pool. Main question is why are we raising funds for it. I guess I have not posted an update since Aug. 6 about the … more
MapletonFood PantryThe Mapleton Food Pantry wants to thank the community and The Mapleton Press for all they have done to help the Food Pantry. The Mapleton Press wrote a great story when the Lt. … more
There are some high-minded legal principles written into Iowa laws and rulings by our state’s Supreme Court.But in recent weeks, one of those sound principles has run into a few closed-minded … more
This season reminds us of all that is possible, of the importance of concern and compassion for others.But even a message so sound, so succinct and so universal can benefit from real life examples.A … more
The boss told Gus Malzahn on Sunday that he was no longer needed. His employment was ending immediately.With that blunt conversation, Malzahn became another statistic of 2020. He took his place next … more
MVAO PK-8 grade students got a chance to experiment with virtual learning for a couple days before Thanksgiving break out of an abundance of caution due to having seven known positive cases of … more
Dec. 2Just wanted to give everyone an update on the housing plan that we are working on. Today (Dec. 2), I signed the contract for the Iowa State Housing Study that the council approved. That study … more
Tone-deaf.That’s the dismal state of the political discourse in our nation these days.Regrettably, Iowa has an all-too-prominent role in this bumbling lack of awareness of how our democracy is … more
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