03/07/2017 - 5:17pm
What are we willing to do
Last week, the Mayor of Hampton hosted a town hall-style forum in which he fielded suggestions on how to prepare for the impending release of the Franklin County Affordable Housing Study, which is not set to be released for about another month.
While virtually no...
02/28/2017 - 5:13pm
An Independent Fourth Estate
How important is your community newspaper to you?
How satisfying do you find the paper’s coverage, reporting and delivery of information on a consistent, and weekly basis?
The coverage and reporting that our paper provides is only as...
02/21/2017 - 5:02pm
There are many aspects of Iowa education that could be debated, from methods of school funding, to who should actually supply funding, to best practices of academic success. But what can’t be argued is the fact that the last several decades have shown the priority education is to our legislators.
02/07/2017 - 5:05pm
In today’s information age of 24-hour social media cycles and partisan cable news programs, just about anyone can be primed to believe something, as anything can be taken out of context and turned into a catastrophe; just about anyone can be made in to an enemy. And with this constant priming of conflict by...
01/31/2017 - 4:57pm
Iowans the losers in TPP pull out
Within any policy change, there are winners and losers. Unfortunately, there is no perfect policy in which everyone wins, which makes the political game much more menacing and complicated that it appears. What is good for someone or some country, may not be good for another, or even for...