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    When I was a kid, riding in the backseat of our station wagon, my brother and I would sing “California, here we come, right back where we started from … ” incessantly until Mom threatened to turn the car around and go home. And we never headed to California. The trips were usually to visit g…

      Cabbage, bok choy and collards … although there isn’t much, if any, resemblance among these plants, they’re all part of the Brassica family. It is considered one of the most prolific genera of vegetables in the world, according to the National Garden Bureau.

        In Victorian times, many women made wax flowers as a hobby. After melting white wax into sheets and adding pigment for color, they painstakingly separated flowers petal by petal, traced the shapes on paper and made patterns to create their wax flowers.

        Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has asked the state courts to allow her to implement a 2018 law banning most abortions. The law was permanently blocked by a judge in 2019 as unconstitutional. Reynolds previously said she planned to take the matter to court instead of calling a special session to hold a divisive abortion debate and vote just months before she and several other Republican leaders run for reelection. The court filing Thursday is just the first step in a legal battle that could take months to resolve and is likely to end up before the state Supreme Court again. The law would ban abortions once cardiac activity is detected, usually around six weeks of pregnancy.

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        WATERLOO — A Waterloo couple has been arrested for allegedly taking thousands of dollars’ worth of items from a home improvement store.

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