Opinion

12/05/2017 - 5:21pm
Age of the Geek Column: In case you hadn't heard, Senate Republicans actually fulfilled a campaign promise by passing a tax reform bill… in the middle of the night… that had been published for review mere hours before… with amendments literally scribbled on the sides of pages. We get the government we vote for. It's too early to tell what the final bill will look like...
12/05/2017 - 5:18pm
Upmeyer Column: I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to spend some quality time with family and friends. I am incredibly thankful for my loving family and for the opportunity to serve you in the Iowa House. As we move into December I want to wish you all a merry Christmas and happy New Year! With the holidays fast approaching...
12/05/2017 - 5:16pm
Editorial: Over the past few weeks, major political figures such as John Conyers and Al Franken, a senatorial candidate, Roy Moore of Alabama, and media people such as Garrison Keillor and Matt Lauer, along with numerous members in Hollywood have been accused of sexual assault. In some cases, they have been dismissed from their positions, others...
11/28/2017 - 4:36pm
Dr. Josh Column: “I have bronchitis again.  I need some antibiotics,” states the patient. The patient has clearly been trained to the following equation: Bronchitis = Antibiotics. I need more information so I reply, “Tell me more.”   “Well, every time I get this junk: runny nose, nasal congestion, cough; I...
11/28/2017 - 4:35pm
Letter to the Editor: I would like to acknowledge Sen. Ragan for being proactive in addressing local concerns surrounding the confusion about public health insurance changes in Iowa. I appreciate Sen. Ragan's work with the Iowa Legislative Council's Health Policy Oversight Committee and believe that with this experience she brings valuable...
11/28/2017 - 4:34pm
Editorial: As we turn the corner into the busiest shopping season of the year. Take a moment to shop your local stores before heading out to the retail shopping hubs and clicking the keypads of your computers. The folks who sell their wares here in Franklin County are key components and tenants of our community. Without them, our businesses...
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