Keep your elected officials honest. Read about local politicians and their decisions. Flag as Inappropriate

Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors. What's on your mind? What's on your mind? Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell something
Posts awaiting your approval 0
Christian colleges in Michigan and Iowa argued their religious freedoms were violated by an Affordable Health Care Act mandating employees health plan cover contraceptives, including “the morning after pill.” (Photo: Planned Parenthood vis Tumblr)
Jon Trouten May 22, 2014 at 06:37 pm
Actually, abortions consist of 3% of the services that they provide:Read More http://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/who-we-are/planned-parenthood-glance-5552.htm
Kris Hunter-Simon May 22, 2014 at 09:36 pm
I see no difference in the morning- after pill and the usual BCPs. It's use would reduce the numberRead More of abortions, since women who "made a mistake" the night before might not become pregnant and seek an abortion later.
Maria Houser Conzemius May 27, 2014 at 08:56 am
"Keep 'em barefoot and pregnant" is the Christian/Republican mantra. The Taliban and alRead More Qaeda would approve.
Patch File Photo
knee jerk July 3, 2014 at 07:27 pm
No, Igor: If it comes out of their mouths it is the truth. You on the other hand have to proveRead More everything you say. At least that's the way it seemed when I last did jury duty. Hypocrisy.
Igor July 4, 2014 at 05:27 pm
Last time I had jury duty, the judge giving the instructions told us that when listening toRead More testimony, the police testimony holds no more credence than the average citizen. If you fight a ticket, guess who the judge is going to believe?
knee jerk July 4, 2014 at 07:58 pm
My point exactly.
George Soros was the impetus behind the founding of the Democratic Alliance, reports Watchdog.org.
Porter gladstone May 13, 2014 at 01:34 pm
voice--you have never heard of quantitative easing yet you call other people idiots? Other peopleRead More lost? Look it up--then claim that you are an expert on it or something. hahah... gotta love these dolts who simply regurgitate "that's fox news" as though its gotta be false. Talk about brainwashed programmed dopes. Voice you are out of it.
kk May 13, 2014 at 03:27 pm
According to William A. Niskanen, one of the architects of Reaganomics, "Reagan delivered onRead More each of his four major policy objectives, although not to the extent that he and his supporters had hoped", and notes that the most substantial change was in the tax code, where the top marginal individual income tax rate fell from 70.1% to 28.4%, and there was a "major reversal in the tax treatment of business income", with effect of "reducing the tax bias among types of investment but increasing the average effective tax rate on new investment". Roger Porter, another architect of the program, acknowledges that the program was weakened by the many hands that changed the President's calculus, such as Congress.[2][21] President Reagan, has remained popular as an antitax hero despite raising taxes eleven times over the course of his presidency, all in the name of fiscal responsibility.[22] Reagan ultimately raised taxes more times than he cut them.[23] According to Paul Krugman, "Over all, the 1982 tax increase undid about a third of the 1981 cut; as a share of GDP, the increase was substantially larger than Mr. Clinton's 1993 tax increase."[10] According to historian and domestic policy adviser Bruce Bartlett, Reagan's tax increases over the course of his presidency took back half of the 1981 tax cut. Though since the Reagan tax reductions, top marginal tax rates have remained lower than at any point in US history since 1931, when the top marginal rate was raised from 25% to 63%. [24]
Gary May 13, 2014 at 04:21 pm
It's not the number of times that count, it's the size of the resulting cuts, and txes dropped underRead More Reagan, and economy boomed. Reagan's tax increases were part of a deal with Democrats to reduce spending. The taxes went up but the spending cuts never occurred. Just like Reagan's amnesty was supposed to be tied to border enforcement. Reagan's two biggest mistakes involved trusting Democrats to hold up their end of the deal. Those of us who remember that will never be fooled again.
Patch File Photo
WompBomp June 13, 2014 at 03:18 pm
T as in Truth June 13, 2014 at 09:35 pm
Speaking of no bs....time to think about stopping at white castle® to try theirnew siratchaRead More chicken sliders. Available for a kimited time only.
T as in Truth June 13, 2014 at 09:37 pm
Speaking of no bs....time to think about stopping at white castle® to try their new siratchaRead More chicken sliders. Available for a limited time only.
Patch File Photo
Tass Kandle June 20, 2014 at 09:56 am
They can put fruity/marshmallow flavors in vodka ( product that is KNOWN to kill people) but not inRead More e-cigarettes, a product that I believe saved my life? Sorry but you can pull my cappuccino flavor loaded vape pen from my cold dead lips.
Becky June 20, 2014 at 12:44 pm
Extremely good point, Tass Kandle. Makes me wonder about their real motivation.
Jerry Schmidt June 20, 2014 at 01:58 pm
motivation...."Total control"
Dr. Garen Wintemute
WMS826 May 5, 2014 at 03:18 pm
Democrat equals communist these days.
Frank W. Chupka May 6, 2014 at 12:24 am
more liberal vomit. they twist the facts to suit themselves. gun violence? what's that? I ownRead More guns and they NEVER get violent.
John Tips May 6, 2014 at 09:15 am
The bottom line - gun free zones are great for criminals who already don't care about laws!
Jon Daniel, angry young man, and Jim Ardis, mayor of Peoria. (The mayor's photo is on the right, if you couldn't tell.)
Bob April 25, 2014 at 09:48 am
and Voice...you call this punk kid a "hero" for impersonating a public official...smokingRead More dope? The real "hero's" are overseas fighting, bleeding and dying for us.....like i said.....you're an idiot....
terrydjackson May 14, 2014 at 04:17 am
Start working at home with Google! It's by-far the best job I've had. Last Wednesday I got a brandRead More new BMW since getting a check for $6474 this - 4 weeks past. I began this 8-months ago and immediately was bringing home at least $77 per hour. I work through this link, go to tech tab for work detail......... www.w­o­r­k­t­i­n.ℂℴm
dixon-bruce June 13, 2014 at 11:26 am
Let's get to the point. What Jon Daniel tweeted was not true parody (or impersonation) at all.Read More Political parody should mimic the target's personality and actions, not present unrealistic scenarios that bear no resemblance to his behavior. For an example of true parody, see the Onion's current take-off of Eric Cantor. What Daniel did was nasty and unimaginative.
High-profile supporters like West Des Moines Mayor Steve Gear and his wife, Sally, are giving legislative leaders new perspectives about medical marijuana. (Patch file photo)
Esoteric Knowledge March 10, 2014 at 12:43 pm
Carl Babcock: And what's wrong with getting high, Carl?...Do you fear losing a world where everyoneRead More lives under your boot so you can delude yourself with a feeling of superiority? If you want to accuse someone for lying for their own selfish needs, maybe you should look in the mirror first instead of psychologically projecting your personality traits onto others!
Carl Babcock March 10, 2014 at 09:52 pm
Esoteric, Why are you so hostile? 1-Getting high makes a person a hazardous driver, for instance.Read More Better to get high on giving oneself to making the world a better place. 2-not feeling superior, just sharing info! 3-not accusing anyone of being a liar, just sharing info to someone who has been misinformed. 4- Sorry I touched a nerve. Please don't take it personally. Peace.
Jason M. March 12, 2014 at 07:47 am
Spreading misinformation doesn't help anyone.
Proposed legislation could make it legal for Iowans to buy and set off some fireworks, including Roman candles.
Anita Miller March 9, 2014 at 09:49 am
Right now you can get a permit to shoot until last year you only needed house insurance and $50.Read More Last year they require Trining in fireworks or a trained professional to be the one to shoot them. I think they should be sold here but should have the old regulations, and maybe a rule on how much open space you need to be able to shoot them.
James Windust March 9, 2014 at 09:57 am
You can buy Cigarette Lighters, Sparklers, Starting fluid, Kerosene, Gasoline, Solvents, and TarRead More & Bug Remover. Which produce sales tax revenue. And hundreds more. Drop the ban. Enjoy the new tax revenue ( Choice here ) 30-Day usage. Adult must show ID. Do not use 500 Feet from apartment complex, 1000 feet from shopping center, 1000 feet from any private or public owned school, hospital, Zoo, etc. Make it safe for everyone. Let' show Iowa we can be adults, and show our children we do care about safety. Let us make the choice.
David Tiffany March 10, 2014 at 07:01 am
The reporting is inaccurate. The ban was imposed because too many fireworks - explosive, notRead More sparklers - were causing severe injuries and major fires. Fireworks ARE explosives. I do not want us to be another Missouri. I want our citizens - especially our children - to be safe. Keep the law as it is.
Credit: Cranford Patch
Maria Houser Conzemius January 17, 2014 at 10:39 am
Interesting. The Republicans won't finance long-term unemployment benefits unless they areRead More "paid for" by spending cuts elsewhere. Well here's an idea. Pay for them by cutting taxpayer-funded subsidies to oil companies, who make billions of dollars in profits each quarter. It's obscene to subsidize wealthy and environmentally unfriendly oil companies while denying benefits to the long-term unemployed.
Credit: Tolland Patch
Tina A. January 7, 2014 at 09:19 am
And this year it snowed in Cairo (a desert) for the first time in over 100 years. Definitely weird!
Tina A. January 7, 2014 at 09:20 am
Tina A. January 7, 2014 at 09:20 am
Credit: Getty
Tank Murdoch December 18, 2013 at 11:04 am
Keep putting your salvation in govt and you will reap a life sentence in poverty.
Maria Houser Conzemius December 19, 2013 at 11:12 am
Tank, both Republicans and Democrats are doing an excellent job of proving that our government isRead More dysfunctional at every level: federal, state, county, city, and school board. Just watch the Iowa City Community School District Board of Directors ruthlessly repress dissent as they close neighborhood schools and build new ones in surrounding suburbs to facilitate white flight and the collapse of constructive, walkable city neighborhoods. Yet despite constant increases in funding to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, they can't seem to remember to save out money for teachers and maintenance.
Mr. Clean December 29, 2013 at 02:27 pm
When it's the worst government rollout of any program in history, the worst website everRead More released,... it can only get better. It can't get worse.
Credit: Santa Monica Patch
Maria Houser Conzemius November 5, 2013 at 10:46 am
Obamacare holds much promise, but that promise has yet to be realized for millions who have tried toRead More log in and purchase a health care plan but have as yet been unable to. Apparently, California and other states have successfully signed up their residents with health insurance plans under Obamacare. There's hope that soon or eventually everyone will be able to sign up, but that hope hasn't been realized yet.
Credit: Petaluma Patch
Edith Murcer November 10, 2013 at 04:10 pm
In God we Trust on our money, God in pledge of allegiance and the 4th verse on National Anthem.Read More The President finishes all major major speeches with "God bless the United States of America", oh and you hand on the bible in promising to tell whole truth in court. Of course we are a Christian nation. Even marriage was founded within religion that liberals both despise yet want inclusion in this religious founded ceremony. Amen.
Edith Murcer November 10, 2013 at 04:11 pm
In God we Trust on our money, God in pledge of allegiance and the 4th verse on National Anthem. TheRead More President finishes all major major speeches with "God bless the United States of America", oh and your hand on the bible in promising to tell whole truth in court. So Of course we are a Christian nation. Even marriage was founded within religion that liberals both despise yet want inclusion in this religious founded ceremony. Amen.
Mr. Clean November 11, 2013 at 08:13 am
Seriously? You don't think marriage exists outside of Christianity? Before Christianity? Wow.
See more »