Opinion

03/21/2017 - 3:53pm
Rewards for endured faith      While proper management and attention to the small details sets a community up for success, administration is only part of the equation in creating prosperity for its members. The other factor is luck.      The truth is that fine-tuning revenues and expenditures only make a community more efficient with the money it currently...
03/21/2017 - 3:00pm
Opportunities and challenges      Our work to enact policies that move Iowa forward continued this week as we spent many hours on the floor in debate. We passed several bills this week that will benefit the majority of Iowans and make our state a great place to raise a family or grow a business. Here are a few of the highlights...
03/21/2017 - 1:48pm
Farm Bureau President proud of Iowan farmers’ conservation of land and water, urges continuous improvement To the editor:      As a fourth generation family farmer from Franklin County, nothing is more important to me than taking care of the land and protecting our precious resources for the next generation. I have spent...
03/14/2017 - 3:09pm
The American Health Care Act, AKA “The World’s Greatest Health Care Plan of 2017”      Last week, the House of Representatives released its long awaited “repeal and replace plan,” “The World’s Greatest Health Care Plan of 2017” (this is the legitimate name of the bill that’s...
03/14/2017 - 3:09pm
Oh, what a guy      This week sees the release of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” yet another live action adaptation of a Disney animated classic. I would make a crack about Disney depending on reboots and remakes rather than original works, but that wouldn’t be fair. Disney is still putting out a lot...
03/14/2017 - 3:07pm
Victims of sexual abuse get added protections      This week Senate File 401 was passed in the Iowa Senate. This legislation provides a process for victims of sexual abuse to get a civil protective order that would require the perpetrator of the abuse to stay away from the plaintiff, the plaintiff’s residence, school or...
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