Travis Fischer

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.      “If there are bills...
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...
02/24/2015 - 12:01pm
Alien autopsy     Two months ago, filmmaker Neill Blomkamp, who directed “District 9” and the upcoming “Chappie,” posted some pictures to his Instagram account that showed off some concept art for a potential movie in the “Alien” franchise he had been working on in his downtime.   ...
02/17/2015 - 12:12pm
The End Of Daily         It’s official. We are losing the most trusted newsman of this generation.      Also, Brian Williams has been suspended from NBC.      In an oddly timed juxtaposition, William’s six-month suspension coincides with Jon Stewart’s...
02/10/2015 - 3:41pm
The sight of a law enforcement officer always raises curiosity. When you see one driving around, generally two thoughts will cross your mind. First, “Am I speeding?” Second, “I wonder where they’re going? They must be on their way to something exciting!” In reality, the opposite is probably true. That law enforcement...
02/10/2015 - 11:57am
Truth, Justice, and the American Media        People can be distrustful of the media.      I don’t blame them. Agenda-driven media has become the rule, rather than the exception. Sensationalism is more profitable than context and objectivity is a unicorn that some outlets don’t even pretend...
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