Opinion

09/27/2016 - 3:07pm
Can some police records be forever sealed? The Des Moines Register shared this article with Iowa publications about the state of public records in Iowa.        Monica Speaks wants answers about her father’s death 30 years ago.      But like dozens of other Iowans this year, she was shut down by the Iowa Department of Public Safety.  ...
09/20/2016 - 4:37pm
After these messages      The world runs on advertising.      Not just newspapers, though I greatly appreciate our advertisers and the money that allows us to sell these papers at such reasonable subscription rates (renew today!). Pretty much anything that lots of people will look at inevitably ends up the...
09/20/2016 - 4:36pm
The Wall       I am constantly bombarded with email forwards about the dastardly deeds and potential dangers of Islamic extremism and other foreign interlopers.      A wall on the Mexican border has become the popular solution. This will supposedly protect American workers from the unfair competition of...
09/13/2016 - 4:54pm
Stay Safe      With the leaves of soybean plants and corn stalks beginning to yellow, comes the sign of the season. The fall harvest is nearly upon Iowa.      Farming has been an institution of civilization since the first settled cities, dating back centuries ago. It’s what allowed for the...
09/13/2016 - 4:53pm
Fifty years of progress      Fifty years ago last week, a new television series hit the airwaves. In the episode, a routine medical check-up turns deadly when the characters are attacked by a shape shifting monster looking to feed off the salt content of their bodies.      It wasn't the greatest science...
09/13/2016 - 4:52pm
Spam Mail        In the high-tech, information age we live in, discovering eye-opening truths about the world we live in has become easier than ever. Whether it’s through WikiLeaks, newspapers or merely speaking out, the advent of the internet and anonymity has made reports of government corruption and scandal a...
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