Opinion

03/03/2015 - 2:40pm
Body camera bill needs work        A new bill introduced last week in the Iowa Legislature has given new life to the ongoing debate over police body cameras. All law enforcement officers would be required to wear the devices on patrol if it gets approved, but certain ambiguities could dog the proposal as this year's General Assembly wears on.     ...
02/24/2015 - 12:01pm
Alien autopsy     Two months ago, filmmaker Neill Blomkamp, who directed “District 9” and the upcoming “Chappie,” posted some pictures to his Instagram account that showed off some concept art for a potential movie in the “Alien” franchise he had been working on in his downtime.   ...
02/24/2015 - 11:52am
Preparing skilled workers is key to expanding middle class       Iowa must focus more attention on training skilled workers if we are going to expand our middle class and help working families recover from the national recession.     A skilled workforce is an incentiveto employers. Businesses looking to locate...
02/17/2015 - 12:14pm
Reader grateful for a helping hand   Letter to the Editor:        I wanted to take a moment to share with your readers something I experienced this week. Something good. I met someone this week. In fact, it was someone whom your readers are familiar with. What makes this notable to me is that the person that I met has...
02/17/2015 - 12:12pm
Fuming over fireworks        Each legislative session always forces a wide variety of topics to the forefront of public discourse. Be it debate over education funding or ongoing discussion about tax breaks, the General Assembly typically exhausts a fair share of pressing issues affecting Iowans on a daily basis.  ...
02/17/2015 - 12:12pm
The End Of Daily         It’s official. We are losing the most trusted newsman of this generation.      Also, Brian Williams has been suspended from NBC.      In an oddly timed juxtaposition, William’s six-month suspension coincides with Jon Stewart’s...
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