Opinion

11/22/2017 - 12:20am
Newsplaining Column: As the time expires on my time at the Hampton Chronicle and Mid America Publishing, I’ve been thinking of how to say goodbye. I’m leaving my position as community news editor for the Hampton Chronicle, and moonlight writer for the Sheffield Press and Pioneer Enterprise. My last day was Friday, so as you read this, I have already continued onwards in my nomadic...
10/24/2017 - 3:50pm
Doctor Column: Ninety percent of my patients will concede to getting a colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer, but here is the other 10 percent: “Doctor, there is no way I am every letting someone stick that snake-like camera up my bottom. I’d rather have colon cancer.” My response, “I understand that this procedure is...
10/17/2017 - 4:39pm
Age of the Geek Column: Last month I wrote about "Cuphead" and the minor scandal that erupted when a games journalist humiliated himself while demonstrating the game. VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi posted his 26-minute video-of-shame decrying the difficulty of the game, but his amateur performance made it hard to gauge exactly how...
10/17/2017 - 4:37pm
From Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate: Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is conducting the 2017 Iowa Youth Straw Poll in hundreds schools across Iowa on Wednesday, November 1. The goal of the Straw Poll is to engage students in a hands-on learning experience that will inspire them to participate in their community. Poll questions will include...
10/17/2017 - 4:35pm
Editorial: Leading up to the year 2013, Iowa was ranked 40th in the nation in disproportionate property tax burden between homesteads and commercial property, with commercial property taxed 2.25 times more than that of homesteads, according to a 2012 report from the non-partisan Tax Foundation, Washington, D.C. The data showed that commercial...
10/17/2017 - 4:33pm
The Alternative Column: I was at the “Evening Like it Used to Be” at the theater in Hampton and met an old friend. He mentioned The Alternative and said he disagreed with me; that there needs to be some government. Well heck, did I ever say I think there should be no government? Anyone who has read this column before, knows the long...
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