Des Moines Register health-care reporter. Iowa journalist since 1988. Moonlights as a political reporter. @AHCJ board member.

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@tonyleys — 2,948 followers, 5,287 tweets

Wait - this comes after rulings that you CAN use “over” to mean “more than” and “they” instead of “he or she”... Where do I apply for my journalism-school tuition refund? 
@idaveprice Years ago, Register cops reporter Tom Suk went to investigate why the Statehouse fire alarms had gone off. He called into the desk, with the alarm blaring in the background: "Hear that?" he said. "That's the sound of your tax dollars going up in smoke."
Har! “Mary attended Clarke College in Dubuque, IA, where she met her one true love, but eventually settled for John J. O’Connell...” 
Participants in this addiction-treatment program at the jail gave @rodneywhite and me permission to publish their names and photos. One young man with a checkered past said: “I told my grandma, ‘I’m going to be in the paper for something good!’” 
As politicians of every stripe vow to tackle opioid epidemic, addiction-treatment program at Polk County Jail shrivels for lack of Medicaid money. “It’s a tragedy is what it is. This whole system has become a tragedy.” 
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