Perry High School

A Review of the 2016 Legislative Session

When the 2016 Iowa Legislative Session kicked off back in January, I had this to say to the 50 state senators, 100 house members, and our long-serving governor in Terry Branstad. In it, I detailed a high-level view of priorities for our leaders: We want affordable education that returns quality results. We want fair taxes […]

Iowa Wind Turbines

News: MidAmerican Energy pours $3.6B more into wind

Des Moines Register: MidAmerican Energy pours $3.6B more into wind Excerpt MidAmerican Energy said Thursday it will pour $3.6 billion more into its largest wind energy project yet, pushing it’s total investment into the renewable energy to just over $10 billion. The project would bring the Des Moines-based company’s wind-generation potential to 85 percent of […]

School

Op Ed: It’s Time for a Real Debate on Iowa’s Educational Future

A Better Iowa: It’s Time for a Real Debate on Iowa’s Educational Future Everyone can agree that education in Iowa is important. Whether is it pre-school, elementary, middle, high school¬†or college; education is the key to strong communities and strong long-term economic growth. Therein ends the agreement from the General Assembly. How we get there […]

Iowa Wind Turbines

News: San Diego company explores wind farm in rural Plymouth County

Sioux City Journal: San Diego company explores wind farm in rural Plymouth County Excerpt A San Diego-based alternative energy company is looking to enter Iowa’s wind farm industry in rural Plymouth County. EDF Renewable Energy proposes to build an estimated $200 million wind farm between Kingsley and Le Mars, said County Zoning Administrator Alan Lucken. […]

Clarinda Education

News: Virtual welding sparks interest of students

Clarinda Herald: Virtual welding sparks interest of students Excerpt In response to the demand from several area manufacturers, Clarinda High School has started a new program to teach students the fundamentals of a highly sought after skill. Utilizing advancements in technology, Clarinda students are being introduced to welding through the use of virtual reality. Commentary […]

It's On Us

Let’s End Sexual Assault

At the Oscars this year, Vice President Joe Biden introduced the multi-talented Lady Gaga to sing her song, “‘Til It Happens To You”. It was a moving testament to the pain and isolation those who have experienced sexual violence feel. The three major colleges across Iowa have all experienced their own challenges with sexual violence […]

A Better Iowa

Op Ed: Iowa Became a ‘Home’ Worth Fighting For

A Better Iowa Contributor: Iowa Became a ‘Home’ Worth Fighting For I don’t remember it well, but when I was four years old, my parents packed up a moving truck and traveled 792 miles from Denver, Colo., to Mason City, Ia., and now, 28 years later, I could not be more thankful. My mother was […]