Opinion

06/30/2015 - 10:26am
A boost for broadband       A bill signed into law last week by Gov. Terry Branstad has the potential to spark economic growth in rural Iowa by expanding broadband Internet service through new incentives.     Branstad signed the Connect Every Acre initiative following Legislative approval in June. The law establishes a series of property tax incentives for...
06/09/2015 - 4:25pm
Vaunting video games   Letter to the Editor:   Some kids or parents might think that video games are bad for you, but I think they’re good for you and your brain.      For one, video games can help with your eye coordination because you have to focus and concentrate on the screen and your character. If you see...
06/09/2015 - 4:24pm
Stop sucking down those cigs   Letter to the Editor:        Do you have a person at home that smokes? Do you smoke? Well let me tell you something, over 430,000 people die from smoking each year. Do you want to quit smoking?      One reason you shouldn’t smoke is that it hurts you. It’s...
06/09/2015 - 4:23pm
The Show Won't Go On      It’s official. Constantine is dead.      Not the Roman Emperor, he’s been dead for 1,600 years. “Constantine” the television series.      One of the several new TV shows of last season based on a comic book, “Constantine’s...
06/09/2015 - 4:23pm
At the June 1 Franklin County Republican Central Committee meeting, members unanimously approved a motion to adopt the following as a statement of principle based on recent news of private citizens having their property seized by authorities without warrant. The statement was introduced by Franklin County Republican Central Committee Co-chair Tom...
06/02/2015 - 1:21pm
Evaluating ethanol's uncertain future        The Environmental Protection Agency ruffled feathers last week after it unveiled a controversial proposal that would scale back the required amount of renewable fuel blended into the nation’s gasoline supply next year. Though alternative energy sources like ethanol...
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