Opinion

04/25/2017 - 4:08pm
When is a flaw not a flaw? A recently released video game has people asking this question. "Yooka-Laylee" is a 3-D platformer created by the developers behind the genre-defining "Banjo-Kazooie." This spiritual sequel brings back everything gamers loved about late-90s 3-D platformers, a genre that has all but died out in recent years. But the game also brings back things that...
04/11/2017 - 3:29pm
You get what you pay for      In this issue of The Chronicle, we investigated the process by which most of the community received a notice of increased property values. Many were and are still confused about a certain discrepancy that exists between what the government believes properties are worth, and the amount they can...
04/11/2017 - 3:29pm
Musings on Healthcare solutions       National policymaking has slowed down recently. With the failure to gain enough votes on the American Health Care Act, House Republicans are in the early stages of drafting tax reform while the Senate Republicans focus on the approval of Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil...
04/11/2017 - 3:28pm
The House of Overused Ideas      It's not been a good time for Marvel Comics lately. While Marvel's live action adaptations have seen general success, the comic line has fallen into a slump since October.      A couple weeks ago Marvel representatives met with various retailers to explain the drop in...
04/11/2017 - 3:27pm
As predicted, private Medicaid is a disaster for Iowa      The decision to privatize Medicaid is not working.      In February, the three private managed care companies told legislators that they’re losing $450 million. Subsequently, the Branstad-Reynolds Administration signed contract amendments with...
04/11/2017 - 3:26pm
Advancing a responsible budget      The 100th day of the legislative session is soon approaching and I’m hopeful that we can still complete our work on time. With many policy discussions concluded, our attention will be focused on the budget as we begin to wrap up the 2017 session.      This week the...
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