Travis Fischer

03/24/2015 - 11:00am
Culture wars: Round 2      I figured I’d be writing on this subject again, but I didn’t expect it would be so soon.      Last week I noted the hypocrisy of two groups of so-called “Ghostbusters” fans upset that the franchise wouldn’t be catered exclusively to them. It was good for a laugh because, for all their complaining,...
03/17/2015 - 11:41am
Crossing The Streams      Who would have thought that the battle of the sexes would be fought out in Ghostbusters?      Rumors of an all-female Ghostbusters movie started circulating last year when Paul Feig (director of “Bridesmaids” and “The Heat”) was brought on for the latest...
03/10/2015 - 8:36pm
Franklin County social services could be significantly affected by a recent policy change that alters the way Medicaid spending is managed in Iowa.      For county social service departments, a large part of their job is to provide targeted case management for Medicaid recipients.      Through targeted case...
03/10/2015 - 8:07pm
Is The Healthcare Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?                    In spite of my strong support of the law, I’ll admit it. Obamacare is a mess.      Don’t get me wrong, I still support it. The fact is that the health care exchanges...
03/03/2015 - 5:24pm
Iowa State House Rep. Linda Upmeyer and Iowa State Sen. Amanda Ragan visited Hampton on Feb. 27 to speak with local constituents about the issues they would like to see addressed.      The state legislature is approaching “funnel week” where they decide which bills will be debated and voted on during this session....
03/03/2015 - 2:39pm
Go Go Gritty Rangers   Net Neutrality scored a big win last Thursday.      Last week the FCC voted 3-2 in favor of using Title II of the Communications Act to officially declare the Internet a public utility, giving them the authority to apply and enforce the net neutrality regulations that the courts struck down last year...
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