Opinion

07/29/2014 - 2:23pm
  The Iowa pipeline predicament                   A proposed underground oil pipeline cutting through the heart of Iowa has sent landowners throughout the state scrambling to address this surprising development in recent weeks. Advocates claim the project will create jobs and promote America’s goal of...
07/15/2014 - 3:40pm
  Everything's The Same But Different        It's that time of year again.      By this time next week I will be back in San Diego for my annual pilgrimage to Comic-Con International.      This year promises to be quite different from previous trips. Over the...
07/08/2014 - 11:33am
  Dispatching’s move a welcomed switch                 It was years in the making, but local emergency communication services finally have a new home inside the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center (LEC). The long-awaited move marks a shift in the right...
07/08/2014 - 11:32am
  Hampton citizen concerned about selective discrimination        I fail to understand the reasoning for selective discrimination that goes on in the City of Hampton. What is done to one individual should be done to all individuals alike with no prejudice. I understand case-by-case situations, but those are...
07/08/2014 - 11:31am
New laws went into effect July 1        I hope you had a Happy Fourth of July! This is the time of year when we gather with friends and family to celebrate our nation's birthday and our blessings of independence and liberty. A time when parade floats, city streets, and many of our front yards will be dotted with...
07/08/2014 - 11:30am
       Many of our state parks have seen some damage in recent weeks because of strong winds and flooding. According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), staff is clearing downed limbs, cleaning up and making repairs. A few state parks are closed or partially closed. For the latest information, go to www....
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