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Major wildlife conservation bill could benefit IowaThe US House of Representatives voted to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, a bill aimed at preventing wildlife extinctions by funding locally-led conservation efforts. If it becomes law, Iowa will receive about $13.4 million a year to help 405 species of concern, including Regal Fritillary and Monarch butterflies, wood turtle and ornate box turtle, horned lark and bald -Indiana Mouse.

This is the most important wildlife legislation of the last 50 years. Wildlife in Iowa and across the country is in crisis. This bold, bipartisan bill will tackle the problem on a large scale without adding new taxes or regulations.

Funding from the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act will be used to implement congressionally mandated state wildlife action plans that identify more than 12,000 wildlife and plant species nationwide that need assistance in the conversation.

“The bipartisan passage of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act affirms that there is consensus across the political spectrum that we can and must prevent extinctions from our backyards to the backcountry,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. . “Inaction is the ally of extinction, and the time to act is now.”

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The bill enjoys strong bipartisan support in the Senate, with 35 co-sponsors. The Senate bill would be funded by federal environmental penalties.

I want the kids of Iowa to enjoy our diverse and abundant wildlife, just like I did when I was a young boy. I encourage Senators Grassley and Ernst to act now to see this landmark legislation cross the finish line this summer,” the Iowa Wildlife Federation (IWF) Board of Directors said.

Chairman of the Iowa Wildlife Federation Board of Directors

Ashamed, angry and terrified of Supreme

Court decisionThe Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade left many citizens, including me, filled with a mixture of emotions; as an American, I am ashamed; as a person, I am angry; as a woman, I am terrified. I’m terrified of having a womb in a country that gives guns more rights than women. I am terrified of the number of people who have come out in favor of the Supreme Court’s decision. I’m terrified of people who haven’t spoken at all.

Need I remind you that indifference to injustice is injustice in itself? Need I remind you of your mothers, your sisters, your daughters, who will all suffer the wrath of the hypocritical hand of SCOTUS? Need I remind you that you don’t have to be affected by injustice to fight for justice?

If you don’t have a uterus you may think it doesn’t affect you, but let me be clear when I say that SCOTUS won’t stop at abortion. Judges have already lit flames in several other landmark rulings such as same-sex marriage and contraceptive rights. The question is not whether the Supreme Court will end these rights, but rather which right it will end first. It may have been the first time the United States has revoked a constitutional right, but it has become clear that it won’t be the last.

June 24 will forever be remembered as the day the United States Supreme Court turned its back on women. Just 10 days before Independence Day, we were shown how little freedom we have in this county. Fifty years ago, the continuing fight for women’s rights culminated in the original decision of Roe v. Wade. Now that he has been overthrown, we must fight again for freedom of choice. We must fight for the codification of this right so that we never have to fight again. We have to fight with our votes and our voices. We must fight for our own Independence Day.

my family valuesI have lived in Iowa all my life and have always been proud to call it home. That is why I am writing this letter today. We have a major gubernatorial campaign coming up and there are two very different candidates.

Deidre DeJear’s leadership would lead us down a dangerous path and threaten the prosperity of our state. It will increase our taxes. She does not support our law enforcement and she would vote to eliminate voter ID. She would rather champion Biden’s woke agenda than address issues concerning Iowans and their families.

Good thing we have Governor Reynolds. She raised her own family in this state and will fight to make it the best place for us to raise ours. Reynolds stands up for parents in Iowa and will keep more money in our pockets. While Biden’s reckless policies are failing Americans, Governor Reynolds has worked to cut our taxes and support local American energy. This is what leadership looks like.

In November, we have a choice about which Iowa we want to live in. I choose Iowa that will support my family’s values, financial future, and independence. That’s why I’m voting for Governor Kim Reynolds.

with thornsTonight I say to my fellow Republicans who defend the indefensible: there will come a day when Donald Trump is gone, but your dishonor will remain. Liz Cheney, vice-president of the select committee charged with investigating the January 6 attack.

Recently, Senator Grassley and Representatives Hinson and Feenstra proudly announced their support for Trump. They deserve them — for standing up for outrageous conduct or remaining silent in the face of threats to democracy.

In the first of seven hearings for the Jan. 6 inquiry, it was clear that legions of Trump enablers will forever be associated with the dishonor of their dedication to the only “official” in 246 years to be impeached twice, to trade the currency of conspiracy theories, to install as a senior adviser a woman who called the lies “alternative right facts,” to tell a Washington Post, which tallied 30,573 lies in four years. In short, flooding the landscape with so many lies that an America divided would be abandoning democracy for Trump’s totalitarianism – and not remembering the difference.

It’s not that Iowa’s GOP lawmakers have never been offered offramps. These are the ones they rejected in their respective offices: * impeachment of Trump for inciting insurrection, * conviction of Trump for abuse of power, obstruction of Congress and incitement of insurrection, * detention of four of the staunch Trump foot soldiers in defiance of Congress for failing to comply with summonses.

Consider this for November: Did Iowa’s GOP lawmakers show independence of spirit, leadership, or love of country rather than party? Will you re-elect The Dishonored or will you choose candidates with thorns?

Juul is not coolFantastic news. Juul is responsible for hooking a new generation to nicotine. It is high time for the FDA to remove these dangerous products from the market. Well done

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