Author Archives: Marty Ryan

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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Dennis Barnum 1934-2014

Dennis Barnum: Dennis, as in “Dennis the Menace”, and Barnum, as in “Barnum and Bailey Circus” (he purposefully left off the Ringling Brothers association); that’s how he introduced himself to me, and how I have heard him introduce himself to … Continue reading

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Where Have All The Fireflies Gone?

Where did all the lightning bugs go? Continue reading

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