Chronicle Staff

10/21/2014 - 12:03pm
Home Base Iowa program a good move for Franklin County        Recent efforts to make our community a more welcoming place for military veterans is a step in the right direction for Franklin County and the businesses that call it home.      Local officials have been pushing a new initiative called Home Base Iowa that aims to draw former...
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...
08/19/2014 - 12:18pm
Fast-forwarding through summer        The end of the State Fair typically marks the proverbial close to summer for most Iowans. Ball diamonds are quiet, traffic at local pools has slowed and days are getting shorter and shorter. These seasonal changes can mean only one thing despite the wishful thinking of area...
08/12/2014 - 3:53pm
Veishea decision tough, but justified        Iowa State University President Steven Leath announced last week the permanent end to the school’s annual Veishea celebration. Though the decision might sting for ISU students, alumni and supporters, it was a justified conclusion that was brewing for the past two...
08/05/2014 - 3:01pm
Soapboxing at the state fair   It’s state fair time here in Iowa; a magical 11-day spectacle featuring a smorgasbord of events that draws visitors in from across the Midwest. People come from miles around for the amusement rides, great entertainment, delicious food and politicians?      It’s hard to...
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