Opinion

05/26/2015 - 2:16pm
Poultry show cancellations a tough call, but the right one        The dreaded bird flu virus claimed more victims last week, but this time it was poultry shows at county fairs across the state.      The Iowa Department of Agriculture’s decision to cancel all live bird exhibitions, poultry sales and other events was less than shocking – the...
04/28/2015 - 2:07pm
Dialing up diversity   Monday’s seminar on diversity provided yet another in-depth look at our community’s ever changing demographics. Featured was Dr. Mark Grey, a celebrated professor and director of the Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration. Grey’s lecture hit on a list of talking points that detailed the...
04/28/2015 - 2:06pm
“Pro-life” should apply to more things than abortion   Letter to the Editor:        Regarding “Students for Life.” Is this a clever way to get an archaic religious standard into the schools? There should also be a “Students for Free Choice and Constitutional Rights” organization....
04/28/2015 - 2:05pm
Modifying the mod scene   PC gaming has many advantages over console gaming and one of the most prominent is the ability to mod your games. There is a large community of gaming enthusiasts who love nothing better than to open a game up, see how it works, and tweak things to their liking. These people then share these tweaks with their friends...
04/28/2015 - 2:04pm
Keep job training and college affordable      We’re working to keep college affordable so that all Iowans get the educational opportunities that lead to great jobs.      Iowans value the opportunities Iowa’s 15 community colleges provide. Community colleges do a great job of training a skilled...
04/28/2015 - 2:04pm
House lays out FY 16 budget plan   The April rain showers we’ve been receiving have brought an abundance of bright green grass and new growth to our landscape. Farmers are returning to the fields to plant for a bountiful harvest in the fall, and in no time at all warmer temperatures will be here to stay. You can’t beat springtime...
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