Chronicle Staff

02/07/2017 - 5:05pm
Sanctuary      In today’s information age of 24-hour social media cycles and partisan cable news programs, just about anyone can be primed to believe something, as anything can be taken out of context and turned into a catastrophe; just about anyone can be made in to an enemy. And with this constant priming of conflict by the spheres of our influences, it is imperative...
11/01/2016 - 4:07pm
Iowa newspapers retain second amendment mandate with FOIC      After several months of legalese debate, the flexing of bureaucratic muscle and newspapers across the state in a stalemate with county recorders and the Iowa Department of Public Health, a decision has been made by the Iowa Freedom of Information Council declaring...
10/25/2016 - 4:09pm
Too much of a good thing      The Des Moines Register published an investigative report early this week about the state of legislative funding towards Iowa schools.      Since 2008, funding for schools has been tight, with either continually less or stagnant funding coming from the state, while enrollment...
10/18/2016 - 4:04pm
Warehouse closing sheds light on federal regulation of mental health programs      Since 1976, Access, Inc. has been providing its prevocational workshop program to clients in Franklin County. The program has provided those with mental or intellectual disabilities, or those recovering from brain injuries the opportunity to...
10/04/2016 - 2:55pm
Help us help you      Everyone has their criticisms of the media. As journalists ourselves, no one has more criticisms towards the industry than we do. It gets under our skin when we watch moderators and reporters leave comments go unchecked; it drives us absolutely crazy when we see cat videos and celebrities, and ‘he...
09/20/2016 - 4:40pm
The people v. public records How Iowa’s public records handling can jeopardize the rights of individuals        The Des Moines Register recently reminded us all about the fragility of constitutional practices in our society.      In an article last week, the Register confirmed that newspaper...
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