Opinion

03/21/2017 - 3:53pm
Rewards for endured faith      While proper management and attention to the small details sets a community up for success, administration is only part of the equation in creating prosperity for its members. The other factor is luck.      The truth is that fine-tuning revenues and expenditures only make a community more efficient with the money it currently...
03/14/2017 - 3:06pm
Updates from the Speaker of the House • Acting Boldly      We had a great week in the Iowa Legislature this week. We continue to act boldly, passing positive reforms and getting the important work of Iowans done. We’re keeping our promise to Iowa voters to shake things up in Des Moines and challenge the status quo....
03/07/2017 - 5:17pm
What are we willing to do      Last week, the Mayor of Hampton hosted a town hall-style forum in which he fielded suggestions on how to prepare for the impending release of the Franklin County Affordable Housing Study, which is not set to be released for about another month.      While virtually no...
03/07/2017 - 5:17pm
Time For A Switch      At long last, Nintendo has released their newest system, the Nintendo Switch.      So far their launch seems to be going fairly smooth. A handful of units are having issues, but that's not uncommon for early adopters.      At the very least, unlike many high...
03/07/2017 - 5:16pm
It's rightly called stealing       In an unsigned editorial I read these words: “Public education is a guaranteed right to any child in the U.S., paid for by the American taxpayer.”     I could go on about adhering to the Constitution or the evils of socialism, but then readers would cease...
03/07/2017 - 5:15pm
First-time homebuyers can invest in their future      Like many places around the country, Iowa’s potential first-time homebuyers continue to face challenges when they’re ready to make a purchase.      Rising household debt, credit concerns and high prices make saving for a down payment a major...
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