Opinion

01/16/2019 - 11:06am
Age of the Geek Column: Iowa is currently suffering from a 2.4% unemployment rate. Yes, suffering. In spite of what so-called "common sense" might tell you, low unemployment is just as bad for an economy as high unemployment. It turns out that it's really hard to staff your business, much less expand it, when there's nobody around to hire. I'm seeing it everywhere I go...
01/16/2019 - 11:04am
Editoral: A lot has been said lately of advancements made in business and industrial needs in the area and now there’s a service available to get from new spots to existing ones and vice-versa. With the addition of Uber in the area, a need is filled for some form of transportation that can get the public from Point A to Point B. While Uber...
01/09/2019 - 2:06pm
Editorial: A new year is upon us here in Franklin County and there are plenty of things to be excited about as we look ahead in 2019. The city, county and state levels have all unveiled and announced new ventures, grants and programs that will provide jobs, recreational opportunities and new businesses in the area. In this day and age, it’s...
01/09/2019 - 2:05pm
Age of the Geek Column: "Aquaman" has hit theaters and, from what I've heard, it's pretty okay. Which is good for a DC movie. I haven't seen it myself, but I doubt I'll be particularly surprised when I do. I expect we'll see the good people of Atlantis incited to war by Ocean Master while Aquaman fights to convince...
01/09/2019 - 2:01pm
Maybe I shouldn't do this, but occasionally I listen to the ra-dio. I feel obligated to put in some time there because it gives context for what I write here. So-called right leaning radio has the usual theme of blaming someone else, and come to think of it, it is the same on the stations that lean left. The blame ultimately leads either side...
01/02/2019 - 11:08am
Age of the Geek Column: Happy New Year! There's a lot to look forward to as we roll into 2019 so, as is tradition, let's kick off the new year with a list of movies to keep an eye on over the next twelve months. Alita: Battle Angel Officially announced in 2003, James Cameron's live-action adaptation of "Battle Angel Alita"...
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