Chronicle Staff

09/20/2016 - 4:40pm
The people v. public records How Iowa’s public records handling can jeopardize the rights of individuals        The Des Moines Register recently reminded us all about the fragility of constitutional practices in our society.      In an article last week, the Register confirmed that newspaper publications across the state have begun or have...
08/09/2016 - 1:34pm
Government’s slow response to Zika virus outbreak is disheartening   In the latest tussle between the Executive and Legislative branches at the federal level, both sides are pointing the finger at the lack of response. Last week in the Miami, Florida area 17 cases of the Zika virus was reported. Yet, our government and CDC was...
08/02/2016 - 1:59pm
Wind farm expansion should give timely economic boost    Franklin County received another proverbial economic shot in the arm late last week when Alliant Energy announced that they plan to expand the Whispering Willow Wind Farm south of Hampton.    At the height of the project, the proposed $1 billion project will bring an...
07/26/2016 - 2:57pm
Political dynamic an interesting one    As we enter week two of the major party political conventions in the United States, the opportunity to hear the differences – or lack thereof in some cases – is an interesting one.    At the national level, which we rarely discuss, we see the Republicans painting a picture of...
07/19/2016 - 3:59pm
Latest round of violence towards Police is troubling Violence against peace officers across the country has been growing at a troubling rate. In the past two weeks at least eight police officers were murdered as they worked to patrol the streets and keep communities safe. First, five Dallas officers were slaughtered as they worked to protect...
07/12/2016 - 3:48pm
It’s fair time!      This week is one of the busiest of the year for Franklin County, so take a few moments this week to enjoy the sights and scenes of the Franklin County Fair. Whether its catching some top-notch entertainment, grabbing a cup or two of the old-fashioned homemade ice cream, paying a visit to Grandpa...
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