Chronicle Staff

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 for raising an outstanding sum in 2015. Local...
12/22/2015 - 4:35pm
Body cam case reveals broader open records flaws      A case involving the fatal shooting of a Burlington woman by police has the potential to change Iowa’s open records laws for the better by modernizing them to fit current technology trends.      The Iowa Public Information Board (IPIB) last week...
12/15/2015 - 12:14pm
No more "No Child," no problem      Following more than a decade of frustrating ineffectiveness and abject failure, a federal law that blocked states from adequately overseeing the administration of their K-12 education systems has been repealed.      Yes, the No Child Left Behind Act is finally...
12/08/2015 - 3:02pm
RFS numbers still a boost for Iowa      It’s good, but not good enough.      That seemed to be the sentiment among Iowa’s ag industry last week following the announcement of the 2016 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which sets the annual amount of alternative fuels required in the nation’s...
12/01/2015 - 11:47am
Franchise fee revenue needs right formula        From backfilling depleted budgets to street repairs, it appears the Hampton City Council will have its hands full this winter deciding how to spend future franchise fee revenue.      For those that are still unaware, the franchise fee will essentially...
11/17/2015 - 3:54pm
Pulling back the curtains on accountability      Though Iowa might rank high compared to other states when it comes to government transparency, a recent report shows there’s still plenty of room for future improvement.      The Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity recently gave Iowa an...
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