Chronicle Staff

02/09/2016 - 6:38pm
Critiquing our caucuses     Ben Carson accused Ted Cruz of dirty tricks, Bernie Sanders questioned the results, and controversial coinflips drew the ire of many voters across the state.     As always, it wouldn’t be an Iowa Caucus without a flood of criticism and complaints.     It seems our state’s first-in-the-nation caucus is always...
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...
11/09/2015 - 3:35pm
Saluting our veterans Today marks our annual celebration of the men and women who so selflessly served the country as members of the United States Armed Forces – Veterans Day. It’s an important holiday, and one all citizens should acknowledge. Sometimes it’s easy to ignore occasions like this one. People are busy, work is hectic...
11/03/2015 - 1:39pm
Despite flaws, budget deal a positive step      You missed an incredible development last week if you weren’t paying attention to the news: Congress passed a two-year budget, proving it can reach bipartisan agreement and create some semblance of a functioning government.      The deal suspends the...
10/27/2015 - 2:59pm
Marking milestones      The last few weeks have been exciting times for Hampton-Dumont fans near and far. The football team secured a third-straight playoff berth after finishing 7-2, and head coach Jerry Shafrath earned his 100th career coaching victory during a blowout win against rival Clear Lake. Needless to say, it’s...
10/20/2015 - 10:51am
More questions than answers        Future changes to Iowa’s Medicaid program need more oversight and explanation before they alter the landscape of this vital service for hundreds of thousands of Iowans across the state.      Gov. Terry Branstad’s Modernized Medicaid initiative is set to...
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