Opinion

12/05/2018 - 11:00am
Age of the Geek Column: It's been a while since I've touched on copyright, but something unexpected happened last week that's worth mention. But first, let's talk about streaming video games. As counter-intuitive as it sounds, there's a large audience out there interested in watching other people play video games. Twitch.tv, now owned by Amazon, is the current king of that...
10/31/2018 - 10:27am
Editoral: Wednesday evening, Hampton’s streets and sidewalks will be filled with hundreds of excited children going to door to door looking for the best treats. Trick-or-treating in Hampton will be from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday). Thanks to the sun setting earlier as the calendar nears the end of the year, trick-or-treating needs to...
10/31/2018 - 10:26am
Alternative Column: I imagine an ideal libertarian utopia would have us con-cerned about the weather or what to make for dinner. I would like that. The Founders had that in mind. But as Grass-ley told me once, the courts couldn't leave it alone. And as laws were made, only restricted by precedent, things evolved. Uncle Sam grew into an all-...
10/24/2018 - 10:16am
Age of the Geek Column: It's been a while since we've seen Michael Myers. Specifically, it's been nine years since "Halloween II," the tenth movie in the Halloween franchise, but that dry spell finally been alleviated with the release of "Halloween," the 11th movie in the franchise. Confused yet? Before we dive into...
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....
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