Opinion

08/15/2017 - 5:10pm
AGE OF THE GEEK COLUMN: Congratulations, rural Iowa, if your access to broadband internet wasn't good enough last year, it might be good enough this year. Not that anything has changed in regards to said access. Last year, the FCC's annual review concluded that roughly ten percent (as of 2014) of the country, mostly rural areas, still lack access to fixed broadband at the benchmark speed...
08/15/2017 - 5:08pm
Newsplaining Column: I’ve spent my time here trying to explain things to people. I’ve tried to keep opinions out of these columns, instead focusing on data to make coherent arguments about why things should change, or why they should stay the same. Many have called me to the carpet for these columns, accusing me as being part of some...
08/15/2017 - 5:07pm
From Gov. Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Gregg: Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Lt. Governor Adam Gregg and Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) Director Mark Lowe unveiled three potential designs for Iowa’s new license plate Thursday morning at the Iowa State Fair. “The designs represent elements of what makes us Iowans,” Reynolds said....
08/15/2017 - 5:05pm
HAMPTON CHRONICLE OPINION:Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate’s State Fair Straw Poll shows Governor Kim Reynolds with a significant lead in the Republican field, and State Senator Nate Boulton leads the Democrats vying for governor. Those are the results so far of the poll conducted at the Secretary of State’s fair booth. Among votes...
08/15/2017 - 4:58pm
RAGAN REPORT:In her inaugural address, Governor Kim Reynolds said reinvesting in rural Iowa and our small towns is one of her top priorities. I am ready to work with her on achieving that goal. We must take big biparti-san steps during the 2018 ses-sion to ensure enough highly skilled workers in our small towns and rural communities to meet...
08/08/2017 - 8:39pm
AGE OF THE GEEK COLUMN: I don't know why I thought it would be easy. It never is. Last week I finally pulled the trigger on upgrading my personal computer. Well, at least upgrading the oldest components still in there, the CPU and motherboard. I've replaced most of the parts inside the computer over the last decade, but the processor and...
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