Author Archives: Marty Ryan

Flaws in the Laws: Part I – Employment Drug Testing

Prior to 1987, there was no law that regulated drug testing of employees or applicants for employment in Iowa.  Employers were free to test an employee, or an applicant for employment, for any drug or substance with impunity.  Since 1987, … Continue reading

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The Green Latrine

When I was 19-years-old, I purchased a 1954 Ford 2-door station wagon from Tom & Brian Dieter.  They had nicknamed it “The Green Latrine”.  The entire wagon was green – a green I can’t describe.  It may have been close … Continue reading

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Rock The Boat

Sometimes you win; sometimes you lose; and sometimes you win losing. The latter is what happened to Lead Is Poison Coalition (LIP-C) on Tuesday morning, September 8, 2015. ARC 2087C is a proposed rule (Intended Action) that amends “the season … Continue reading

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Iowa Made a Costly Mistake

ne hundred dollars is still a lot of money to a large group of Iowans. Continue reading

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Fun With Geography

Des Moines County was one of the first counties in Iowa. But it’s not on the Des Moines River. Go figure! Continue reading

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Control the Issue

In politics, the opposition always says unflattering things about you. Continue reading

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