Opinion

08/15/2017 - 5:10pm
AGE OF THE GEEK COLUMN: Congratulations, rural Iowa, if your access to broadband internet wasn't good enough last year, it might be good enough this year. Not that anything has changed in regards to said access. Last year, the FCC's annual review concluded that roughly ten percent (as of 2014) of the country, mostly rural areas, still lack access to fixed broadband at the benchmark speed...
08/08/2017 - 4:15pm
HAMPTON CHRONICLE OPINION: As Iowa’s Commissioner of Elections, I take the integrity of our elections and every voter’s personal data very seriously. You can be assured that the state’s elections systems are protected, and your personal information remains confidential and secure in Iowa’s voter registration database. I...
08/08/2017 - 4:14pm
HAMPTON CHRONICLE OPINION: College must remain within reach for Iowans College students return to campus in a few weeks. Unfortunately, the state’s budget mess will hit many of them in the pocketbook. Massive cuts have slashed more than $36 million from what was originally approved for community colleges and state universities this fall....
08/08/2017 - 4:07pm
HAMPTON CHRONICLE OPINION: With the advent of the digital and information age, it’s almost impossible to disconnect. It seems like these days our attention is constantly being pulled away from our surroundings and into the news on our screens. The pings and vibrations prime us to constantly be on guard for what’s coming next, and what...
08/01/2017 - 4:32pm
007 will return. And Daniel Craig will apparently continue to play him. A surprising turn of events considering the actor famously said he'd rather slash his own wrists than don 007's tuxedo again. And judging from his performance in 2015's "Spectre," I believed him. Each actor to portray James Bond has brought their own...
08/01/2017 - 4:30pm
HAMPTON CHRONICLE OPINION: Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) dollars have been a topic of renewed interest within the city council chambers of Hampton, ahead of the due date for the city to send the voting language to the Franklin County auditor ahead of November’s election. While citizen attendance has been low at the biweekly council workshop...
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