Opinion

03/03/2015 - 2:40pm
Body camera bill needs work        A new bill introduced last week in the Iowa Legislature has given new life to the ongoing debate over police body cameras. All law enforcement officers would be required to wear the devices on patrol if it gets approved, but certain ambiguities could dog the proposal as this year's General Assembly wears on.     ...
02/10/2015 - 11:55am
owa needs more skilled workers to expand middle class        Iowa has a shortage of skilled workers. Employers say it’s the primary obstacle to growing our economy. A new report from the Iowa Student Aid Commission highlights the need for training and education after high school.      The...
02/10/2015 - 11:54am
Budget policy, road funding top fourth week of General Assembly                                                ...
02/03/2015 - 1:27pm
CAL football decision a tough one   Dwindling participation numbers have forced action at CAL regarding the future of the football program. The fate of the 2015 season will be determined during next week’s school board meeting, but it’s clear the decision won’t be an easy one by any stretch of the imagination.   ...
02/03/2015 - 1:26pm
Broadband Redefined   As of last Thursday, you may no longer have broadband Internet service.      Don’t worry, your service hasn’t changed. Instead, the FCC has increased the standard of what can be defined as “broadband” speeds. Previously set at 4 megabits per second (Mbps) download and 1Mbps...
02/03/2015 - 1:26pm
Helping Iowa kids become successful adults        Promoting the long-term health and well-being of Iowa’s children is essential to our state’s future. Kids lead more productive, happy lives if they receive mental health and developmental services. When kids experience trauma, that stress disrupts the developing...
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