Chronicle Staff

03/31/2015 - 1:28pm
Politics of procrastination   The most contentious issue in the General Assembly has turned into an agonizingly bitter standoff in recent weeks, and it’s time Iowa lawmakers end the political song and dance in favor of compromise.                 The Legislature has failed to reach an agreement on state...
02/17/2015 - 12:12pm
Fuming over fireworks        Each legislative session always forces a wide variety of topics to the forefront of public discourse. Be it debate over education funding or ongoing discussion about tax breaks, the General Assembly typically exhausts a fair share of pressing issues affecting Iowans on a daily basis.  ...
02/10/2015 - 11:58am
Getting over the gas tax        Iowa’s infrastructure keeps crumbling, repair costs keep rising, and money keeps getting tighter. It’s an ongoing saga that’s been at the forefront of legislative discussion for the past four years. While there’s no cure-all solution to the state’s...
02/03/2015 - 1:27pm
CAL football decision a tough one   Dwindling participation numbers have forced action at CAL regarding the future of the football program. The fate of the 2015 season will be determined during next week’s school board meeting, but it’s clear the decision won’t be an easy one by any stretch of the imagination.   ...
01/27/2015 - 11:46am
Narrowing needs at North Side   A $1.4 million improvement plan at North Side Elementary has sparked extensive discussion from the Hampton-Dumont Board of Education in the past two months. Though it’s clear the building needs the updates, it’s important that the district looks at the long game while planning ahead.  ...
01/20/2015 - 12:55pm
Planning for progress   Unless you’ve been living underneath a rock for the past two weeks, you’ve probably heard about the new $4 million housing development planned for downtown Hampton. The project, dubbed “The 101,” is scheduled for completion in December 2015 and will feature 26 quality apartment units. You...
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