Opinion

09/20/2016 - 4:40pm
The people v. public records How Iowa’s public records handling can jeopardize the rights of individuals        The Des Moines Register recently reminded us all about the fragility of constitutional practices in our society.      In an article last week, the Register confirmed that newspaper publications across the state have begun or have...
09/06/2016 - 11:06am
‘Tis of Thee Letter to the editor: Two more people. One, an Iowan displaying our nation’s flag disrespectfully, and the other, an NFL player choosing not to stand for our nation’s anthem; both hiding behind the right to freedom of speech.      To thee I say: either become informed and vote for change or simply...
08/30/2016 - 4:01pm
Newsplaining: America’s Drug Problem      Most everyone knows me here as the community news editor, but I also have a passion for politics. As a freshman in college, political science was my first major choice before journalism, as the political process has always left me amazed and dumbfounded.     ...
08/30/2016 - 3:59pm
The Maine question         Interesting things are happening in Maine.      You may have heard of Maine's governor, Paul LePage, making his way around the news cycle recently. No stranger to controversy, LePage made waves earlier this year for his comments about black and Hispanic drug dealers...
08/30/2016 - 3:58pm
Boosting student achievement this school year     A new school year is getting under way. I know local educators will provide great opportunities for our students with the resources they have.     The struggle to provide sufficient, timely funding has put local schools in a bind in recent years. We took a small step...
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...
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