Chronicle Staff

11/10/2014 - 11:16pm
Paying up on promises        The political landscape in Iowa changed very little following last week’s election. The state House of Representatives stayed red, the Senate stayed blue, and Terry Branstad won an unprecedented sixth term in governor’s office. Post-election news coverage has been littered with quotes from legislators promising bipartisan...
09/23/2014 - 11:11am
ALICE training a step in the right direction for student safety        With a crack of a handgun and the boom of a rifle, last week's teacher in-service at Hampton-Dumont was transformed into anything but your run-of-the-mill staff development session. Local law enforcement officials walked the halls in three...
09/16/2014 - 1:56pm
Always on our minds        It's been one whole year since Ethan Kazmerzak went missing on Sept. 15, 2013. Monday's somber anniversary was highlighted by a press conference marking the unfortunate date, and it was no doubt a difficult day for the 23-year-old's family, friends and massive group of...
09/09/2014 - 11:12am
Prioritize those properties, people        Recent efforts by the Hampton City Council to keep our town looking nice have been valiant attempts at addressing a perpetual problem – too many people are failing to keep up their properties, and too few are taking city ordinance seriously.     ...
09/02/2014 - 10:45am
More urgency needed to improve Iowa's polluted waters        Despite recent financial pledges from agriculture organizations and other groups, more effort is needed to reverse pollution and improve water quality in Iowa's lakes, rivers and streams.      A new joint effort called the Iowa...
08/26/2014 - 10:45am
Police force militarization a concerning trend         Recent turmoil in Ferguson, Mo. has shed light on a troubling situation that’s grown considerably throughout the years. Police forces across the country have obtained a stockpile of elaborate military equipment ranging from automatic assault rifles to...
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