Opinion

02/03/2016 - 10:58am
Killing cancer 1 penny at a time Franklin County’s reputation as a generous community is well known throughout the area, so it’s really no surprise local fundraising efforts for cancer research earned high praise recently.      The county’s annual Relay For Life event was honored by the American Cancer Society for raising an outstanding sum in 2015. Local...
12/29/2015 - 2:36pm
New year, same challenges for Iowa Legislature      Each New Year brings with it hope, challenges and the unknown. 2016 is no different, and that’s certainly true at the Statehouse in Des Moines.      Strong rhetoric from Republicans and Democrats has heated up recently in anticipation of this year...
12/29/2015 - 2:35pm
New Year challenge      As we start a new calendar, it is tradition to make a New Year’s resolution. With just a single goal, the task is less daunting and easier to focus on; thus achievable. Usually we procrastinate for a long time in order to enjoy the luxury of our vice as long as possible, but still feel good about...
12/29/2015 - 2:35pm
10 films of 2015          It's that time of year again. The magical time between Christmas and the New Year where nothing is happening, forcing all those in my profession to reflect on the last 12 months.      Not that there's anything wrong with that. It's good to look back, and...
12/22/2015 - 4:35pm
Body cam case reveals broader open records flaws      A case involving the fatal shooting of a Burlington woman by police has the potential to change Iowa’s open records laws for the better by modernizing them to fit current technology trends.      The Iowa Public Information Board (IPIB) last week...
12/22/2015 - 4:34pm
The force has awakened. What’s next?      It’s good!      Contrary to last week’s hype-deflating pessimism, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” turned out to be a good movie. It officially has the Age of the Geek Seal of Approval.      Without getting too much...
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