Chronicle Staff

02/09/2016 - 6:38pm
Critiquing our caucuses     Ben Carson accused Ted Cruz of dirty tricks, Bernie Sanders questioned the results, and controversial coinflips drew the ire of many voters across the state.     As always, it wouldn’t be an Iowa Caucus without a flood of criticism and complaints.     It seems our state’s first-in-the-nation caucus is always...
02/03/2016 - 10:58am
Killing cancer 1 penny at a time Franklin County’s reputation as a generous community is well known throughout the area, so it’s really no surprise local fundraising efforts for cancer research earned high praise recently.      The county’s annual Relay For Life event was honored by the American Cancer Society...
01/26/2016 - 1:30pm
Branstad backs out on anti-bullying efforts      Ongoing attempts to reduce bullying across Iowa took a significant hit this month thanks to Gov. Terry Branstad’s recent budget proposal. Though inflated political rhetoric may claim otherwise, it appears the governor is backing out on an issue he prioritized during his re-...
01/19/2016 - 1:45pm
Remembering the dream        Monday marked another observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. While the holiday is meant to celebrate the birthday and honor the accomplishments of America's most well known civil rights leader, there's still much work to do as the country strives to improve race relations.  ...
01/12/2016 - 11:57am
New plan would be a big win for Iowa’s water      Despite vocal criticism, a plan unveiled last week by Gov. Terry Branstad has the potential to generate much needed revenue for projects that target pollution and improve water quality across Iowa.      The governor’s proposal is one of the most...
01/05/2016 - 1:01pm
Hitting the home stretch Though months of advertisements, polls and phone calls have made this year’s presidential campaign feel like a decade-long marathon, Iowans can finally see light at the end of the tunnel. We’re less than a month away from the 2016 Iowa Caucus and Feb. 1 couldn’t come soon enough for many folks across the...
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