Opinion

09/19/2017 - 3:36pm
Age of the Geek Column: Last month I said upgrading a computer is never easy. That was an understatement. As you may remember, last August I decided it was time to give my computer a major upgrade, swapping out the decade old motherboard and processor with the current latest and greatest components. The upgrade wasn't as simple as I'd hoped it would be. As it turns out, a hard drive can...
09/12/2017 - 10:05am
Hampton Chronicle Column: Secretary of State Paul Pate reminds Iowans that September is National Voter Registration Month and encourages every eligible citizen to participate. Secretary Pate is working with Iowa’s elected officials to promote voter registration.  "I want to do everything possible to increase voter participation in...
09/12/2017 - 10:04am
Ragan Report Column: Iowans looking for promising career opportunities or a career change can use Iowa’s “Future Ready” resources to make the best possible choices. Future Ready Iowa is an initiative to help Iowans get education and training beyond high school so they have the qualifications for in-demand jobs that pay well....
09/05/2017 - 4:42pm
AGE OF THE GEEK COLUMN:It's not easy being a fan of Sonic the Hedgehog sometimes. Once upon a time, Sonic rivaled Mario as the world's most recognizable gaming icon. The Blue Blur raced onto the 16-bit scene in 1991 and didn't look back. By the time his last main series game on the Sega Genesis was released in 1994, Sonic had become a...
09/05/2017 - 4:39pm
Newsplaining Column: On June 21, I wrote a column praising the Iowa Insurance Division (IID), for it’s initiative in designing a makeshift health insurance market for the nearly 70,000 Iowans that could to lose coverage, due to the mass exodus of insurance companies available on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges. In the absence of...
09/05/2017 - 4:36pm
The Alternative Column: The case of Iowa government giving Apple $208 million dollars is a good example of extortion. When the payoff is so minuscule one has to wonder why. Does the governor get a sticker? Here are some facts to consider: $208 million given to Apple will “create” 50 jobs at over $4 million apiece. The claimed “up...
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