① A classic small-town gas station has been turned into a modern-day veterinarian's office. It takes a lot of work to salvage old buildings for contemporary use. In this age when the President takes pot-shots at individual American cities, it's worthwhile for us to spend more time exchanging notes on how to keep our towns healthy and well-maintained than on cheap insults.
② Which was the worst day of summer when you were a kid?
③ The Moon landing 50 years ago wouldn't have happened without Iowans. Emilee Richardson of the Science Center of Iowa has the details -- including upcoming events in commemoration of the anniversary. A special screening of "Live from the Moon" is coming upon August 13th.
④ Capital One reports on a cybersecurity breach with a most unusual declaration
⑤ and ⑥ Copyrights, wrongs, and balances: Josh Lamel of the Re:Create Coalition offers the case for "balanced copyright" -- so content creators can get protection, but the rest of us can be free to use what we discover
⑦ Get the inside track on what's in your water from the Des Moines Water Works Citizen Water Academy. Laura Sarcone has the details.
⑧ Should the government really have the power to limit your time on Facebook? The SMART Act contains some really dumb provisions.