Chronicle Staff

03/24/2015 - 11:01am
Pinching pennies for natural resources   A new legislative proposal has the potential to generate more revenue for much-needed conservation projects that improve the environment and create more wildlife habitat throughout Iowa.      A three-member Senate subcommittee last week unanimously supported a bill that would raise the state’s 6 percent sales tax by 3/8 of a...
03/17/2015 - 11:42am
Lawsuit should prompt more action on water quality        A lawsuit filed last week by a Des Moines-based utility against three rural counties promises to be a divisive issue that could have far-reaching implications on agriculture practices nationwide.      Trustees of Des Moines Water Works voted to...
03/10/2015 - 8:08pm
Marching into Madness   This year’s exciting basketball season is guaranteed to get even crazier next week as all three of Iowa’s top schools charge into the NCAA Tournament.      It’s been a thrilling year so far. Northern Iowa, Iowa State and Iowa have given us a memorable season that’s no doubt...
03/03/2015 - 2:40pm
Body camera bill needs work        A new bill introduced last week in the Iowa Legislature has given new life to the ongoing debate over police body cameras. All law enforcement officers would be required to wear the devices on patrol if it gets approved, but certain ambiguities could dog the proposal as this year's...
02/24/2015 - 12:53pm
Another great season       Hampton-Dumont fans hardly had time to catch their breath after an exciting gridiron season this fall. Winter sports teams picked up right where the football squad left off, giving Bulldog Nation yet another victory-filled effort that didn’t go unnoticed.     Their hard work...
02/17/2015 - 12:12pm
Fuming over fireworks        Each legislative session always forces a wide variety of topics to the forefront of public discourse. Be it debate over education funding or ongoing discussion about tax breaks, the General Assembly typically exhausts a fair share of pressing issues affecting Iowans on a daily basis.  ...
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