Alzheimer's

Op Ed: It’s time to erase stigma of Alzheimer’s, dementia

A Better Iowa: It’s time to erase stigma of Alzheimer’s, dementia When I began volunteering with the Alzheimer’s Association two years ago, something stuck out to me: Alzheimer’s is the only disease among the top 10 causes of death in America that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. An episode of “The West Wing” […]

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 […]

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 […]

Money from Getty

Op Ed: Millennials Should Press on Debt Question

My Op Ed “Millennials Should Press on Debt Question” was featured at the Globe Gazette on August 19, 2015. Read an excerpt below: A few facts: First, I am a Millennial. Second, our country is on a path of deficits as far as the eye can see. The projected mounting debt matters greatly to me […]