Opinion

07/29/2014 - 2:23pm
  The Iowa pipeline predicament                   A proposed underground oil pipeline cutting through the heart of Iowa has sent landowners throughout the state scrambling to address this surprising development in recent weeks. Advocates claim the project will create jobs and promote America’s goal of...
06/24/2014 - 11:34am
  Rain, rain, go away        Last week's tumultuous weather was yet another reminder of the unpredictable, and sometimes insane, weather we're subjected to here in Iowa. When it was all said and done, much of Franklin County had received more than 10 inches of rain during a five-day period.  ...
06/24/2014 - 11:33am
    Lang misses mark with recent editorial   Letter to the Editor:        Recently, Craig Lang (former Iowa Farm Bureau Federation president and Iowa Board of Regents) wrote an editorial in the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier and the Des Moines Register in support of the Rock Island Clean Line...
06/24/2014 - 11:33am
Logging Camp This column is a continuation of last week's story of my trip to work in Alaska. I am writing this story to give background to the opinions expressed in The Alternative. There is no such thing as unbiased news. The messenger's background is as important as the message itself. So as you read The Alternative be mindful of...
06/24/2014 - 11:32am
  Hampton resident applauds city workers after storm   Letter to the Editor:        I was shocked as I drove around town after the storm the other night. I knew it was bad, but not that bad. I thought it would be days before it was halfway cleaned up. Wrong! The city/street department did an...
06/17/2014 - 2:39pm
  All eyes on Iowa        Get ready for a bloodbath, because the campaign season is about to get ugly.      Well, maybe uglier.      Election season throughout Iowa and the entire country has entered a fever pitch in recent weeks. Primary elections have yielded some...
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