Opinion

03/20/2019 - 12:03pm
Age of the Geek Column: Well, didn't see that coming. News broke last week that Disney has re-hired James Gunn to direct "Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3" after abruptly giving him the boot last July. On the surface, Gunn was fired due to a series of tweets that, to put lightly, landed on the darker side of the humor spectrum. However, what was unusual about the situation was that...
03/20/2019 - 12:02pm
Alternative Column: I've planned a movie sugges-tion column to take advantage of winter's long nights and as a break from my perennial cru-sades and worrywartism. As the days get longer, time is running out, so here goes. My second job after McDonald's was at one of the world's original supermarkets, Thriftymart in Beverly Hills....
03/20/2019 - 12:01pm
Ragan Report: Employment leave for adoptive parents is family friendly: A family-friendly bill that makes it easier for parents to bond with their adopted chil-dren passed the Senate Labor and Business Relations Com-mittee. According to the Depart-ment of Public Health, Iowa had 1,793 adoptions in 2018. Senate File 476 ensures em-ployers treat an...
03/20/2019 - 11:59am
Upmeyer Column: While we are finally getting warmer weather, this has creat-ed some serious flooding issues across the state with all the melting snow. Gov. Reynolds has already issued a disaster proclamation for much of west-ern and north Iowa, including Butler and Cerro Gordo coun-ties. If you were affected by the recent severe weather, you may...
03/13/2019 - 2:14pm
Age of the Geek Column: It's been a good year for Capcom so far. First they came out swinging with the nearly perfect remake of "Resident Evil 2," and now, just weeks later, they've got another hit on their hands. "Devil May Cry 5" is the much anticipated latest entry in Capcom's landmark spectacle fighter series....
03/13/2019 - 2:12pm
Health and healthcare Senate lays foundation for children’s mental healthcare system Iowans tell us that access to mental health services is one of their biggest concerns. We’re listening and are working to improve mental health care statewide for all Iowans. This week, the Senate Hu-man Resources Committee vot-ed to lay the foundation...
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