Chronicle Staff

08/25/2015 - 3:52pm
Participatory politics      It’s easy to get caught up in all the hoopla surrounding the presidential election. Thanks to 24-hour media coverage, we now know what each candidate ate at the state fair, how many people attended their speeches and the amount of hecklers that hounded them at each stop – riveting stuff.      However, it’s...
06/09/2015 - 4:25pm
Budget battle reaches exhausting end        Months of bickering, fruitless grandstanding and pointless partisanship finally ended last Friday when the Iowa Legislature agreed on a $7.3 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The 2015 session had its ups and downs, but it will no doubt be remembered for lawmakers...
06/02/2015 - 1:21pm
Evaluating ethanol's uncertain future        The Environmental Protection Agency ruffled feathers last week after it unveiled a controversial proposal that would scale back the required amount of renewable fuel blended into the nation’s gasoline supply next year. Though alternative energy sources like ethanol...
05/26/2015 - 2:16pm
Poultry show cancellations a tough call, but the right one        The dreaded bird flu virus claimed more victims last week, but this time it was poultry shows at county fairs across the state.      The Iowa Department of Agriculture’s decision to cancel all live bird exhibitions, poultry sales...
05/19/2015 - 10:20am
Celebrate Memorial Day the right way   On Monday millions of Americans will gather to commemorate the heroes that paid the ultimate sacrifice protecting our freedoms and liberties. Memorial Day gives us a chance to reflect on past conflicts while showing appreciation for those who gave their lives, and we encourage you to express your...
05/12/2015 - 1:15pm
House bill hopes to attract new families to Iowa        April showers have continued into the month of May. Despite the scattered rain, I hope you have been able to find some time to enjoy the warmer temperatures and new greenery that is springing up across our state.       This week the House...
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