Opinion

08/23/2016 - 12:25pm
Are you ready for some high school sports action?    This Friday night marks the kickoff of the high school preps season.    With the pigskins sailing though the air, teams from across the state will converge en route to a state or district title. For many, high school athletics is one of the purest forms of sports. Kids stand side by side with their friends making life-long...
08/16/2016 - 4:05pm
Words mean things      Donald Trump is preemptively blaming the media for his impending loss in this year's general election.      I suppose it's a fair conclusion. After all, abundant media coverage on every outlandish thing Trump said practically gift-wrapped the Republican nomination for Trump....
08/09/2016 - 1:34pm
Government’s slow response to Zika virus outbreak is disheartening   In the latest tussle between the Executive and Legislative branches at the federal level, both sides are pointing the finger at the lack of response. Last week in the Miami, Florida area 17 cases of the Zika virus was reported. Yet, our government and CDC was...
08/09/2016 - 1:34pm
When is bad good?       They did it. They finally did it.      After the abomination that was "Man of Steel" and the unmitigated disaster that was "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," Warner Bros. has finally put out a movie in the DC Cinematic Universe that was kind of okay.   ...
08/09/2016 - 1:31pm
A subtle destroyer of the human spirit     I lived in Oakland in the early 1970's. I loved the working class feel there. Across the bay was Sissy-town. In Oakland a late model car was usually passing through to the suburbs and almost every car had a Raiders sticker in the back window. I didn't have a car unless I was subbing...
08/02/2016 - 1:59pm
Wind farm expansion should give timely economic boost    Franklin County received another proverbial economic shot in the arm late last week when Alliant Energy announced that they plan to expand the Whispering Willow Wind Farm south of Hampton.    At the height of the project, the proposed $1 billion project will bring an...
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