Opinion

05/23/2017 - 3:52pm
Contradictive ideology      Last week, fireworks became legal in Iowa. They can only be bought from June 1 through July 8, and from Dec. 10 through Jan. 3 and their firing is also legal on and between those dates, if your county allows it, and then, only if your city allows it. The rationality was that the taxes for the state would be upwards of $1 million, to be able to...
04/18/2017 - 3:50pm
Mr. Hyde     Three years before I reached draft age I swore I would not go fight people who did not threaten our borders. I lucked out, and apparently our eternally efficient U.S. government lost my records. That is, I won the lottery but was never contacted.     I've been steadfast in my nationalistic and pro-...
04/18/2017 - 3:50pm
Blue Milk and Easter Eggs       Last week was that special time of year where we all come together to appreciate the common traditions and beliefs we all hold.      I am, of course, referring to this year's Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, a four day extravaganza celebrating the 40th anniversary of...
04/18/2017 - 3:47pm
Reader thanks community for support of petition against colored blacktop of main street To the editor:      I want to thank all the people who took the time to read and sign the survey for me to give to Hampton City Council. A total of 56 people signed it wanting the city to SAVE the money for future street and alley...
04/18/2017 - 3:27pm
Working with a tight budget     It’s more necessary than ever that Iowa takes every possible step to preserve educational opportunity in our schools. The new budget proposal significantly reduces funding for preK-12 initiatives and, in some cases, eliminates popular programs.     I cannot support unnecessary...
04/18/2017 - 3:25pm
Meet Rachel      We’ve finally had some nice weather and farmers will soon be headed out to the fields for planting. When farmers head back to the fields, that’s normally a good indication that our work in Des Moines is coming to an end. That continues to hold true this year.      We are wrapping...
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