Library backers to Iowa legislators: “Shush!” My own two reps led the fuss over libraries!

By CHUCK OFFENBURGER JEFFERSON, Iowa, Feb., 11, 2024 – Bills have been introduced in both houses of the Iowa legislature raising questions about how Iowa’s public libraries are funded and managed.  And when those measures were vetted by committees this past week, both hearing rooms at the State Capitol were packed with people opposing the bills. …

The latest version of “Best of Des Moines” reminded him of his ’81 “Worst of Iowa” contest.

By CHUCK OFFENBURGER DES MOINES, Iowa, FEB. 3, 2024 – The fine monthly magazine “CITYVIEW” this week published its 126-page February edition, featuring their annual “Best of Des Moines” listings. Editor and publisher Shane Goodman and his staff put together a list of categories, tell readers about them in an earlier edition, then count the readers’…