Opinion

11/14/2018 - 12:00pm
Age of the Geek Column: The elections are over. Soon across the country we'll be swearing in a new crop of legislators, supervisors, auditors, attorneys, and sheriffs. Yes, sheriffs. Take note, Hollywood. Sheriffs are elected officials. They aren't hired by mayors. Nobody brings them in for review. They don't get suspended or fired by the captain. They get voted in and voted out....
10/24/2018 - 10:14am
Letter to the Editor:   To the editor: I am an Iowa native and a 33-year public school teacher. A Shannon Latham mail flyer I received stated she met with Cerro Gordo County teachers on Monday. I am a Cerro Gordo County public educator and have tried to reach Shannon Latham via letter and phone that is listed on her Shannon Latham Iowa Senate...
10/24/2018 - 10:13am
Editorial: Discussions have begun regarding a new recreation complex for Hampton. We aren’t yet sure what the new complex would contain as planning hasn’t gotten underway, but these early signs are encouraging. At the first meeting regarding the complex, sports commissioners were vocal for the need of such a complex in the community....
10/24/2018 - 10:12am
Upmeyer Column: Over the last several weeks, I have seen a lot of misinfor-mation spread across Iowa regarding the Iowa Public Em-ployee Retirement System (IP-ERS). Unfortunately, Demo-crats are crisscrossing the state, holding meetings and panicking IPERS members that their pensions will be cut or eliminated altogether. This is absurd and the...
10/24/2018 - 10:11am
Ragan Report: The number of skilled workers is not growing fast enough to meet demand, according to a report on The Future of Work from the Council on State Governments. Iowa is falling short of our goal for 70 percent of our workforce to have some educa-tion or training beyond high school by 2025. The Iowa economy won’t be able to pick...
10/17/2018 - 11:03am
Age of the Geek Column: Contrary to the white stuff on the ground, it's still technically Fall and we're in the prime of Halloween season. So here are seven spooky supernatural shows to keep an eye on this month as we roll through October. Titans The centerpiece for the newly launched DC Universe streaming service, "Titans" seems...
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