Opinion

09/20/2016 - 4:40pm
The people v. public records How Iowa’s public records handling can jeopardize the rights of individuals        The Des Moines Register recently reminded us all about the fragility of constitutional practices in our society.      In an article last week, the Register confirmed that newspaper publications across the state have begun or have...
09/13/2016 - 4:52pm
Spam Mail        In the high-tech, information age we live in, discovering eye-opening truths about the world we live in has become easier than ever. Whether it’s through WikiLeaks, newspapers or merely speaking out, the advent of the internet and anonymity has made reports of government corruption and scandal a...
09/13/2016 - 4:48pm
Ensuring Accountability        A few months back, the state’s Medicaid program transitioned from an antiquated fee-for-service model, to a new managed care program.  Medicaid Modernization, initiated by Governor Branstad in 2015, tasks three managed care organizations (MCOs) with coordinating the healthcare of...
09/06/2016 - 11:08am
Investing in your community is your best investment      The financial market is a rough one to break into. Stocks, bonds, yields, dividends, rates of return, interest rates, etc., can all sound Greek to the average person who works a fulltime job. With the soul goal to provide the necessities for a family, there can be very little...
09/06/2016 - 11:08am
After these messages      Is the YouTube party over?      That was the question of last week when Google rolled out what appeared to be a new Terms of Service agreement that resulted in scores of videos from creators big and small getting demonetized.      Making money on YouTube is...
09/06/2016 - 11:07am
The Real Culprit        Back in the old days we had a barn. The hay mow was where hay was stored on the upper level. There was usually plenty of loose hay to play in and an ideal place for a bumble bee nest. The kids were up there playing and stumbled onto a nest of bumble bees. Since Gretch is allergic to bee stings, Karl...
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