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Time, due diligence needed in manager search

February 24, 2016 The City Council is starting the process of searching for a new City Manager to replace the departing Ed Sadler. more »»

Finkenauer tempest: Let’s move on

February 22, 2016 Some Iowans recently got after Abby Finkenauer, the freshman state representative from Dubuque, for taking a job last fall with Make It Work, a nonprofit group advocating for such issues as paid... more »»

Wait for investigations to determine motive

February 19, 2016 Offenses against Muslims in the United States seem to be automatically labeled as “hate crimes” by federal officials. more »»

Time to retire ‘quaint’ Dem caucus

February 17, 2016 It's quaint. It's cute. It's inefficient. It's time for the Democratic Party's caucus process to die. Much was made following the Feb. more »»

Voters should give Kasich another look

February 15, 2016 With the pace of Republican decision-making about a nominee for president picking up, the direction of the process may be taking a good, much-needed turn. Ohio Gov. more »»

NK situation should be viewed as crisis

February 12, 2016 Any nuclear war, even if it involves a limited exchange of, say, 10 warheads on both sides, would be a terrible thin. more »»

Make police body cam videos public

February 10, 2016 The promise of body cameras is faltering in Iowa, under the weight of secrecy and self-preservation. more »»

Blame game in full swing in Flint

February 8, 2016 The blame game was in full swing this week as Congress held hearings on the Flint, Mich., water fiasco. more »»

Elected officials just don’t seem to get it

February 5, 2016 Spending by Americans was flat in December, but they socked money away in savings accounts at the highest rate in three years, the Commerce Department reported this week. more »»

Fund anti-bullying, remedial reading programs

February 3, 2016 It's the kind of thing that will make you shake your head and wonder just what's going on in Iowa government these days. more »»

Decision time is here for Iowans

February 1, 2016 Today, Iowans have an important choice to make. We will gather together in schools, churches, and other locations to select our nominees for president. more »»

Caucus time — be a part of the process

January 25, 2016 In one week, something really important is happening. Iowans will have a chance to come together in support of their candidates for President in the Iowa Caucuses. more »»

More stringent screenings should be approved

January 22, 2016 Already approved by the House of Representatives, a bill requiring rigorous screening of Syrian and Iraqi refugees who want to come to the United States is being taken up by the Senate. more »»

Thanks to all who keep the public safe

January 20, 2016 The harsh winter weather this week has been difficult for all of us who had to get out and about. more »»

SCOTUS has little choice in labor suit

January 18, 2016 Labor union leaders may have had their fingers crossed, hoping no one would spot the Achilles heel in the self-preservation argument they have used so successfully for many years. more »»

End-of-life counseling deserves close monitoring

January 15, 2016 Millions of older people who rely on Medicare will find the health care program is different this year. Several changes have been made to reduce costs and allegedly improve qualit. more »»

United Nations needs to rebuild its credibility

January 8, 2016 Japan’s ambassador to the United Nations warned Wednesday the world body will lose credibility if it does not respond decisively to North Korea’s claim it has tested a hydrogen bomb. more »»

End of ban on live bird exhibits is welcome

January 6, 2016 On Tuesday, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship announced the ban due to avian influenza on all live bird exhibitions at county fairs, the Iowa State Fair, livestock auction... more »»

Debt: A greater threat than terrorism

January 4, 2016 No nation on earth has a battle tank capable of matching the U.S. M1 Abrams. It is simply unbeatable on combat. more »»

Christmas is over, but help still needed

December 28, 2015 Another Christmas is history. Once again our compassionate community has worked something of a miracle for our less fortunate neighbors. more »»



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