Opinion

03/03/2015 - 2:40pm
Body camera bill needs work        A new bill introduced last week in the Iowa Legislature has given new life to the ongoing debate over police body cameras. All law enforcement officers would be required to wear the devices on patrol if it gets approved, but certain ambiguities could dog the proposal as this year's General Assembly wears on.     ...
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...
03/03/2015 - 2:38pm
Good news for working families and veterans        Iowa has the highest percentage of households with children under age six who have all available parents in the labor force – 77 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. These statistics illustrate that Iowans work hard. With young kids in childcare an average...
03/03/2015 - 2:38pm
Upmeyer criticizes Mason’s extravagant retirement package        It’s hard to believe the month of March has arrived. With the frigid temperatures we’ve been experiencing, I am looking forward to the first signs of a refreshing Iowa spring.       Earlier this year, the University...
02/24/2015 - 12:53pm
Another great season       Hampton-Dumont fans hardly had time to catch their breath after an exciting gridiron season this fall. Winter sports teams picked up right where the football squad left off, giving Bulldog Nation yet another victory-filled effort that didn’t go unnoticed.     Their hard work...
02/24/2015 - 12:02pm
Time for a dime?       Legislation continued to work its way through the subcommittee and committee process at the Statehouse last week. Bills are being carefully reviewed as we continue to receive valuable input from Iowans across the state on a variety of subjects.     One issue that I’ve been receiving...
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