Opinion

09/02/2014 - 10:45am
More urgency needed to improve Iowa's polluted waters        Despite recent financial pledges from agriculture organizations and other groups, more effort is needed to reverse pollution and improve water quality in Iowa's lakes, rivers and streams.      A new joint effort called the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA) was launched...
08/26/2014 - 10:44am
Crimney, what a dull week.      I couldn't come up with a single topic to rant about, so let's just hit some of the highlights.      The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is the Internet's latest fad, but at least it's a fad for a good cause. For those interested in charity, the challenge has...
08/19/2014 - 12:18pm
Fast-forwarding through summer        The end of the State Fair typically marks the proverbial close to summer for most Iowans. Ball diamonds are quiet, traffic at local pools has slowed and days are getting shorter and shorter. These seasonal changes can mean only one thing despite the wishful thinking of area...
08/19/2014 - 12:17pm
Everyday heroes There seems to be a flood of good friends flowing to heaven lately. When I moved to Dumont from Noxon, Mont., in 1977 no one close to me had died. I was 26. Grandpa Barlow had written to say Grandma was in the nursing home dying of lung cancer, even though I doubt Minnie had ever even smelled a smoke filled room. As Grandpa...
08/19/2014 - 12:16pm
  Some of us do have a friend like him. Let's take care of them.        Robin Williams has us all thinking about suicide.      Not necessarily of committing the act of course. I'm sad he's gone, but not that sad. Instead, Williams' death has sparked a lot of thought about...
08/12/2014 - 3:53pm
Veishea decision tough, but justified        Iowa State University President Steven Leath announced last week the permanent end to the school’s annual Veishea celebration. Though the decision might sting for ISU students, alumni and supporters, it was a justified conclusion that was brewing for the past two...
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