Priorities All Wet

I wrote a post in June about making flood-prone areas like Birdland Park and Four Mile Creek a priority if we wanted to prevent another disastrous flood. Maybe today will finally be the moment that the State of Iowa, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the federal government can stop fumbling their thumbs and come…

Projects are good…as long as we stay “afloat”

This week, 160 Des Moines area business and government leaders head out to Washington, D.C. to lobby for financial funding for projects that will enhance the quality of life. The Register has a special section on the next several years that Des Moines will face, address, and do. There are numerous concepts and plans that…

News “A.D.D.”

While everyone is captivated with the oil spill and Arizona, Nashville and Tennessee is virtually ignored by mainstream media and viewers.   In 2008, I wrote an email to a talk show host, asking him for his opinion on the national lack of interest of the floods of 2008 and the Parkersburg tornado.  Most of…