Chronicle Staff

05/03/2016 - 1:52pm
A wall worth building      Recent developments at the Hampton Public Library sent ripples through the community after the building’s famous curved brick wall was deemed unfixable. Ongoing renovations intended to repair a bulge in the wall were halted, and the project was left in limbo as officials scrambled to find additional funds to completely rebuild it.   ...
03/22/2016 - 3:20pm
Court's ruling a win for open government      Sunshine Week went out with a bang last Friday thanks to an unprecedented ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court.      On a 4-3 vote, the court struck down a longstanding practice used by school boards, city councils and county supervisors across the state –...
03/15/2016 - 11:51am
Trumpeting transparency in Iowa        March 13-19 is Sunshine Week in Iowa, an annual celebration of “sunshine laws” that create statutes for open government at the state, county and municipal levels.      These policies help keep government officials in check and are a vital aspect to our...
03/08/2016 - 5:34pm
Grassley on wrong side of SCOTUS issue      As if the 2016 presidential campaign wasn’t crazy enough, Americans now have to endure the highly politicized fight over the next Supreme Court justice. And just like the presidential race, Iowans are playing a unique role as the contentious battle unfolds.    ...
02/23/2016 - 5:21pm
Passing the K-12 political football      From canabis oil and other experimental medical treatments to legal fireworks and gun rights, plenty of hot-button topics survived the Iowa Legislature’s first “funnel week” last week. While each of these issues warrant varying degrees of merit, one issue in particular...
02/16/2016 - 3:11pm
Issues loom large as Medicaid changes approach Three Republican state senators turned heads in Des Moines last week by voting in favor of bill that would halt the governor’s plan to privatize Iowa’s Medicaid program. Jake Chapman, Tom Shipley and David Johnson will no doubt face backlash from fellow party members in the wake of their...
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