Travis Fischer

09/27/2016 - 3:04pm
So when is a good time to protest?      People are dying. Cities are burning. So why are people still talking about these NFL National Anthem protests?      When I first heard about Colin Kaepernick and his quiet protest of the systematic violence against black people, I didn't pay it much attention. I don't know what difference Kaepernick and his...
09/20/2016 - 4:37pm
After these messages      The world runs on advertising.      Not just newspapers, though I greatly appreciate our advertisers and the money that allows us to sell these papers at such reasonable subscription rates (renew today!). Pretty much anything that lots of people will look at inevitably ends up the...
09/13/2016 - 4:53pm
Fifty years of progress      Fifty years ago last week, a new television series hit the airwaves. In the episode, a routine medical check-up turns deadly when the characters are attacked by a shape shifting monster looking to feed off the salt content of their bodies.      It wasn't the greatest science...
09/06/2016 - 5:16pm
     The state’s privatized Medicaid program underwent its first quarterly review last week in the Iowa Senate. On Monday, August 29, the Senate’s Health Policy Oversight committee held their first meeting, where they looked over data from the rollout and heard comments from health service providers and Medicaid...
09/06/2016 - 5:14pm
     With summer winding down, the Hampton Tree Board is working to get the city’s evergreens ready for winter. Volunteers wrapped protective fencing around the trees on Wednesday morning to discourage wandering deer from damaging the trees as they search for something to rub their antlers on.      And...
09/06/2016 - 11:08am
After these messages      Is the YouTube party over?      That was the question of last week when Google rolled out what appeared to be a new Terms of Service agreement that resulted in scores of videos from creators big and small getting demonetized.      Making money on YouTube is...
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