Opinion

10/17/2017 - 4:39pm
Age of the Geek Column: Last month I wrote about "Cuphead" and the minor scandal that erupted when a games journalist humiliated himself while demonstrating the game. VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi posted his 26-minute video-of-shame decrying the difficulty of the game, but his amateur performance made it hard to gauge exactly how difficult the game really was. Well, now "Cuphead...
10/17/2017 - 4:37pm
From Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate: Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is conducting the 2017 Iowa Youth Straw Poll in hundreds schools across Iowa on Wednesday, November 1. The goal of the Straw Poll is to engage students in a hands-on learning experience that will inspire them to participate in their community. Poll questions will include...
10/17/2017 - 4:35pm
Editorial: Leading up to the year 2013, Iowa was ranked 40th in the nation in disproportionate property tax burden between homesteads and commercial property, with commercial property taxed 2.25 times more than that of homesteads, according to a 2012 report from the non-partisan Tax Foundation, Washington, D.C. The data showed that commercial...
10/17/2017 - 4:33pm
The Alternative Column: I was at the “Evening Like it Used to Be” at the theater in Hampton and met an old friend. He mentioned The Alternative and said he disagreed with me; that there needs to be some government. Well heck, did I ever say I think there should be no government? Anyone who has read this column before, knows the long...
10/10/2017 - 4:21pm
Age of the Geek Column: A lot of stories came out of the New York ComicCon this week, but the weirdest by far has to be the short-lived partnership between Marvel Comics and defense contractor Northrop Grumman. This partnership included using Marvel characters in recruitment advertisements for Northrop Grumman and the creation of a promotional...
10/10/2017 - 4:14pm
Editorial: It has been brought to the attention of the Hampton Chronicle Editorial Board that the paper, and the community media as a whole, was the target of several criticisms at last week’s Hampton-Dumont (H-D) and CAL joint board of education meeting for the collective handling of previous board meetings of the two respective boards. The...
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