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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 »»

Remember those who keep us safe at Christmas

December 23, 2015 As the Christmas and New Year’s holidays approach, we hope you will take a moment to remember those who work through the holidays to make sure Webster City and Hamilton County residents are safe and... more »»

Agency resorts to ‘covert propaganda’

December 21, 2015 Public opinion is an important consideration for government officials. It can encourage them to proceed with a proposed policy or persuade them to drop it. more »»

Reforms are needed at Secret Service

December 16, 2015 It should not surprise Americans that they have heard little recently about shortcomings at the Secret Service. more »»

Attack was a wake-up call for the U.S.

December 11, 2015 If they had planned to do so, the man and woman who slaughtered 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif. more »»

The Season of Giving

December 11, 2015 I remember the moment Christmas changed for me. It was Christmas Eve; I was around ten years old, and my five siblings and I had spent the previous month schemin. more »»

The EPA decision on RFS disappoints

December 9, 2015 We share concerns expressed within Iowa and the renewable fuels industry about the Environmental Protection Agency's final decision on the Renewable Fuel Standard for next year. more »»

President Obama hopes to change regulations

December 7, 2015 It has been suggested President Barack Obama wants to secure his place in the history books by forcing a draconian, harmful regime of environmental regulations on Americans. more »»



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