Author Archives: Marty & Stephanie

A Proposal for Improvement

There is a growing movement for sentencing reform, specifically the need for eliminating mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders. Three bishops, representing a religious coalition, wrote an op-ed in the Des Moines Register directed at Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, … Continue reading

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A Significant Moment On Scheduling

A significant event occurred earlier last month, and the mainstream media missed it, completely. On August 27, the Iowa Pharmacy Board met and heard a petition by Carl Olsen, a consistent advocate of medical marijuana in Iowa. Carl, a Des … Continue reading

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He didn’t use his biblical mastery to pummel unbelievers. He simply lived the example. Continue reading

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A Different Angle on the Death Penalty

My name is Jesse Brown, and I am serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole. Continue reading

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Bald Eagle Watch and Release on Sunday

SOAR – Saving Our Avian Resources is excited to announce that an eagle that had elevated lead levels is ready for release back to the wild!  Join us at 2:00 p.m. at Jester Park Lodge, near Granger, Iowa, for a … Continue reading

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Marijuana Testimony

On Thursday, January 31, 2013, Stephanie Fawkes-Lee of Fawkes-Lee & Ryan presented the following testimony before the Iowa House of Representatives Public Safety Committee subcommittee on House Study Bill 52, an act “relating to the controlled substance of marijuana, providing … Continue reading

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