Opinion

02/09/2016 - 6:38pm
Critiquing our caucuses     Ben Carson accused Ted Cruz of dirty tricks, Bernie Sanders questioned the results, and controversial coinflips drew the ire of many voters across the state.     As always, it wouldn’t be an Iowa Caucus without a flood of criticism and complaints.     It seems our state’s first-in-the-nation caucus is always...
02/09/2016 - 6:37pm
Commercial-grade commercials      It was the Super Bowl this weekend and you know what that means! Super Bowl Commercials!      It was the Super Bowl this weekend and you know what that means! Super Bowl commercials!      Yes, the one time of year where we gather around and gleefully...
02/09/2016 - 6:37pm
Our youngsters deserve better      It’s birthday time around here. Thirty-five years ago on Feb. 6, my Dawnie had this giant baby pop out and run around the hospital like the gingerbread boy. Well not quite, but almost.      I remember telling my grandpa, “Dawn had a boy and his name is Hans....
02/09/2016 - 6:36pm
Community colleges build a skilled Iowa workforce      Iowa faces both challenges and opportunities in building a strong, well-trained workforce. That’s what legislators learned last week in a presentation to the Education Appropriations Committee.      The demand for middle-skilled workers continues...
02/09/2016 - 6:36pm
Energized and enthusiastic      The caucuses and winter weather gave us a bit of a slow start last week, but once everyone made it to Des Moines we got right back into the swing of things. Committees and subcommittees met frequently on a variety of topics and continue to do their work.      The state seems a...
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...
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