Opinion

01/20/2015 - 12:55pm
Planning for progress   Unless you’ve been living underneath a rock for the past two weeks, you’ve probably heard about the new $4 million housing development planned for downtown Hampton. The project, dubbed “The 101,” is scheduled for completion in December 2015 and will feature 26 quality apartment units. You can read all about it in this week’s...
12/16/2014 - 2:17pm
Upmeyer: Government transparency always a top legislative priority        I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and you're continuing to enjoy the Christmas season. Between the hustle and bustle of shopping and parties, be sure to take a moment to appreciate what we're celebrating and enjoy the simple...
12/09/2014 - 12:06pm
Third-straight tuition freeze good, but questions loom        The Iowa Board of Regents last week approved a tuition freeze at the state’s three tax-funded universities for the third year in a row. It was an unprecedented move that will no doubt help cash-strapped students, but questions exist as Iowa lawmakers...
12/09/2014 - 12:04pm
Australian For Outrage        Australia.      The land down under.      An untamed outback where everything is poisonous and even the cutest critters would rip you in half if given the chance. A land where only the most rugged of the rugged can survive.   ...
12/09/2014 - 12:01pm
I hate politics        I’ve had some feedback on my Thanksgiving column that goes like this, “I liked it, it was apolitical.” And, “Your last column was good. There was less politics.”      I’ve also had people say they know I like to talk politics. But I hate...
12/02/2014 - 4:05pm
Uncertainty abounds following latest RFS announcement        A recent development regarding the nation's ethanol industry was a mixed bag of news for grain farmers across Iowa. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delayed a decision that would reduce the amount of blended ethanol required in the nation's...
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