STEM benefits Iowa's educational system

Students need motivation, teachers need practical support and improved training, and schools need financial support for initiatives such as this to be successful. The new STEM initiatives set forth by the Branstad administration have most of the right elements for improving the state's education system.

Elliot: Astrology & Hawk football

That's not to bash the Hawkeye football team — there's plenty of that going around this burg right now. All the football team needs to do is lose one early game, and suddenly, the glass is half-empty, the roof is collapsing on the house, the engine has thrown a rod, and Attila the Hun has moved into the mayor's office.

Sen. Grassley: Washington needs to get the job done on farm bill

Over the years, I've worked to champion rural America, including ongoing efforts to create a level playing field for independent producers and small- to mid-sized family farmers.

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