Iowa’s schools have remained open throughout the pandemic, and I’ve been reporting on the devastation ever since

A Williamsburg Raiders’ homecoming tradition, the W burns at Bob Murphy Field on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Photo credited to the author


Trauma will always come back to haunt us

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As we continue to perpetuate a lethally polarized virus, when will enough be enough?

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“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” — Benjamin Franklin


And other things Americans should never have to say

Retrieved from Twitter.

“U.S. Senate Candidate Joni Ernst references the true meaning of Second Amendment and says she believes in the right to defend oneself from intruders or oppressive government.” — 2014 campaign.

  • The Republican party is blatantly racist. They don’t bother hiding it anymore.
  • White supremacists hunt and kill citizens by the handfuls. It’s commonplace in our country.
  • Police murder people of color like it’s a sport, while the narrative is that I should fear unarmed black men? What. The. Actual. Fuck.
  • Asian hate crimes are trending. Red states are pushing anti-transgender legislation and refusing federal requests to help house migrant children…


My therapist sent me on a journey to find an answer

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Society

And being female doesn’t automatically make women victims

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Relationships

The pandemic has strained every type of relationship. Here’s how to handle that someone

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Mental Health

Easier said than done

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The story of how we lost an ordinary farmer, elected state senator, to the Grand QAnon Party

The family farm, founded in 1846, Dayton Township, Iowa County, Iowa. Photo credited to the author

Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain. — State of Iowa

Erika Anne Sauter

Behavioral Science ed/ reporter in Eastern Iowa. Informed and opinionated. My hobbies include petting cats, research and farming.

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