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...
08/02/2016 - 1:58pm
Conventional Wisdom         So let's recap the last couple weeks.      Michelle Obama gave a critically acclaimed speech at the Republican National Convention. Ted Cruz became a hero to Democrats. And Hillary Clinton proved to women everywhere that if you marry into politics and spend decades...
08/02/2016 - 1:57pm
Providers say private Medicaid hurts care     Iowa Medicaid providers are struggling under the Branstad-Reynolds privatization plan, according to a new survey.     More than 400 doctors, hospitals, local clinics and non-profit health care providers completed the survey. They have faced hurdles and headaches in...
08/02/2016 - 1:56pm
National convention     With the beginning of August, a new school year is getting closer. That means back-to-school shopping which can be an expensive endeavor when you have multiple children that all need new supplies, clothes, and shoes.     In an effort to reduce the burden on Iowa taxpayers and leave more money...
07/26/2016 - 2:57pm
Political dynamic an interesting one    As we enter week two of the major party political conventions in the United States, the opportunity to hear the differences – or lack thereof in some cases – is an interesting one.    At the national level, which we rarely discuss, we see the Republicans painting a picture of...
07/26/2016 - 2:57pm
Changing it up                  Comic-Con week is my favorite week of the year. One where I can unwind and let the rest of the world pass me by as all other information gets drowned out in the vast wave of pop culture news.        ...
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