Chronicle Staff

07/07/2015 - 2:03pm
SCOTUS gets it right with recent decision       It was a narrow 5-4 vote, but a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court promises to uphold justice and fairness for millions of Americans well into the future.     No, not that ruling.     The Supreme Court last week upheld an Arizona law that requires congressional districts to be redrawn by an...
04/21/2015 - 12:10pm
EAB infestations give added importance to Arbor Day   Friday marks the 143rd annual Arbor Day celebration. The holiday was established in 1872 when the Nebraska Board of Agriculture set aside a special day for planting trees, and it’s grown into a worldwide event commemorating all things tree.      Arbor Day...
04/14/2015 - 1:01pm
Accentuating the positives Last week’s development regarding the ill-fated 101 housing project came as good news to some and bad news to others. It’s unfortunate that the project became such a divisive issue within the community, but it’s time for everyone to regain a positive attitude as we look toward the future.   ...
04/07/2015 - 3:07pm
Spring safety solutions        Fields throughout Iowa have been buzzing with activity recently in preparation for the spring planting season. Though rains might hamper work this week, farmers will no doubt take advantage of ideal spring weather once the clouds clear off.      An uptick in activity means...
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...
03/24/2015 - 11:01am
Pinching pennies for natural resources   A new legislative proposal has the potential to generate more revenue for much-needed conservation projects that improve the environment and create more wildlife habitat throughout Iowa.      A three-member Senate subcommittee last week unanimously supported a bill that would raise...
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