Opinion

05/22/2019 - 10:24am
Age of the Geek Column: Welp, that's all folks. The watch ended for millions of people on Sunday with the final episode of "Game of Thrones." What an event that was. How rare is it these days that a mass audience across the globe simultaneously sits down to watch a television program that wasn't a live broadcast. It didn't used to be of course. Once upon a time that was the...
05/22/2019 - 10:22am
Editorial: Summertime is just around the corner in Hampton, which means city parks and other outdoor areas are soon to be abuzz. La Luz’s Gran Festival and Tuesday on the Town return in early June. Concerts, festivals and other organized activities will be in no shortage after that. It’s our duty to take advantage of those...
05/15/2019 - 11:05am
Editorial: Snow is gone (for now) and the city is in bloom. Mowing lawns has become a regular event now that rain and sunny, warmer weather are frequenting forecasts once again. But before you fire up the mower, consider a few guidelines that will keep the city clean and keep you from a citation. The City of Hampton does have an ordinance in place...
05/15/2019 - 10:53am
Alternative Column: Soil is like the economy. They really are not so different. They both have individual compo-nents that compose a working system. This comes to mind today as I look at the missing com-ponents in the surrounding farmland. Those components are the reason Iowa is massive-ly productive. But for the most part, that productivity is...
05/15/2019 - 10:47am
Age of the Geek Column: If you ever needed an example to prove that corporate greed has gotten way out of control, just look at the video game industry where gamers are applauding efforts by Congress to regulate it. Recently the "Protecting Children From Abusive Games Act" was announced in the senate and, unlike the moral panic of the...
05/15/2019 - 10:45am
Ragan Report: The 2019 legislative session ended Saturday, April 27. This year saw accomplishments and disappointments. I am pleased to have helped pass initiatives that are good for our economy and for some of our most vulnerable citizens. We legalized industrial hemp, a low-input, sustainable crop that can be used in thou-sands of products. This...
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