Opinion

01/27/2015 - 11:46am
Narrowing needs at North Side   A $1.4 million improvement plan at North Side Elementary has sparked extensive discussion from the Hampton-Dumont Board of Education in the past two months. Though it’s clear the building needs the updates, it’s important that the district looks at the long game while planning ahead.      The $1.4 million project is only...
01/27/2015 - 11:45am
  The End Of The World As We Know It    Well, let’s talk about last Tuesday’s big event.      A lot of interesting stuff was said. Some of it pretty interesting, but most of it was predictable. I think it’s safe to say that there wasn’t much that was said that wasn’t...
01/27/2015 - 11:44am
Investing in schools keeps Iowans competitive   Strong Iowa schools are crucial to a world-class education that prepares students for good jobs and strengthens our middle class. Business leaders say Iowa’s shortage of skilled workers hurts their ability to grow and operate competitively. That means our state’s continued...
01/27/2015 - 11:43am
Legislature tackles education funding last week   Week two of the legislative session is under our belts and our committees have quickly gotten down to business.      One of the issues we committed to addressing immediately when this legislative session began was the amount of funding that will be provided to our K...
01/20/2015 - 12:55pm
Planning for progress   Unless you’ve been living underneath a rock for the past two weeks, you’ve probably heard about the new $4 million housing development planned for downtown Hampton. The project, dubbed “The 101,” is scheduled for completion in December 2015 and will feature 26 quality apartment units. You...
01/20/2015 - 12:54pm
Not Our Earth Logic         Aliens exist, and I can prove it.      Just look at your smart phone, tablet, or computer the next time it updates to the next “new and improved” user interface design. These UIs prove that aliens are among us because nobody familiar with our Earth...
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