what's inside

June 16, 2011 |
By Shane Goodman Publisher/Editor


A one-word answer to our problems


Jobs. This one word seems to be the answer to most of our problems in this state and this nation. When people are happily employed and have dollars in their pockets to spend, all other problems are seemingly insignificant. So when Gov. Branstad made 200,000 jobs a focus of his campaign for governor, Iowans listened attentively and supported him at the polls. We listened, too, and now we are asking questions. The answers — like many in politics — are a bit fuzzy, as you will see in this week’s cover story, written by Bret Voorhees.

This is Vorhees’ first piece in Cityview, and we welcome his 35 years of experience in communications to our pages. He started on the print side before working for five years in local television news. Voorhees was Communications Coordinator for the Iowa Lottery for 11 years and most recently a Bureau Chief at Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management where he served as the State’s lead Public Information Officer for dozens of disasters. His perspective helps broaden our mission in providing alternative views to important subjects.

Thanks for reading. CV