Opinion

05/03/2016 - 1:52pm
A wall worth building      Recent developments at the Hampton Public Library sent ripples through the community after the building’s famous curved brick wall was deemed unfixable. Ongoing renovations intended to repair a bulge in the wall were halted, and the project was left in limbo as officials scrambled to find additional funds to completely rebuild it.   ...
04/12/2016 - 3:19pm
Left behind      I enjoy politics. Largely because it gives me a chance to apply all the things I’ve learned reading X-Men comics over the years.      For instance, when most people think of opposing ideologies regarding the X-Men, they probably think of Professor Xavier and Magneto. After all, they...
04/12/2016 - 3:18pm
Community colleges are key to expanding Iowa’s middle class        Iowa’s community colleges play a big role in expanding our middle class by helping more Iowans gain the knowledge and skills they need to fill jobs, further their education and enhance their quality of life.      Mason City...
04/12/2016 - 3:17pm
Unprecedented oversight        We started last week with a demonstration of new lighting for the State Capitol Building. Musco Sports Lighting, based out of Oskaloosa, has graciously donated this new lighting to replace the decades-old equipment that the Capitol currently uses. The state will only have to pay for...
04/05/2016 - 2:10pm
Questions abound following pork plant announcement        A new pork plant planned in Mason City has been the talk of the region for the past month. Once constructed, it promises to add more than 1,000 new jobs to north central Iowa and pump millions into the area's economy and tax base. Though these benefits are...
04/05/2016 - 2:09pm
Wind energy just ‘another environmental whacko lie’   Letter to the editor:        The Chronicle recently published two editorials – one taking senior Sen. Charles Grassley to task for his pledge to not consider any nominee by Obama for the Supreme Court vacancy, and the other trumpeting the...
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