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Today Americans honor our flag

June 14, 2016 More than two centuries ago, on June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress of the newly established United States of America adopted a resolution making an early version of the stars and stripes our... more »»

Bill Northey keeps in touch with Iowans

June 12, 2016 Bill Northey, Iowa’s secretary of agriculture, is determined to keep faith with his pledge to visit all 99 Iowa counties each year to meet with Iowans to discuss the future of agriculture. more »»

Relay For Life of Webster County is Friday

June 12, 2016 From close family members to close friends, we all know someone whose life has been touched by cancer at some point. We don’t face cancer alone and neither should you. On Friday at 6 p.m. more »»

Clinton will head Democratic ticket

June 11, 2016 Hillary Clinton has become the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee for president. Primary elections Tuesday reinforced that she is over the top. Challenger Sen. more »»

Zoo incident is a useful reminder

June 10, 2016 Most parents come to realize quickly that taking their eyes off little children for even a few seconds can result in big trouble. Some do not. more »»

TSA woes continue at US airports

June 9, 2016 Travel season is upon us, and as many local residents take to the skies in coming weeks, they may, for the first time, experience the absurdly long security lines that have prompted the... more »»

Battle for Fallujah is a crucial test

June 8, 2016 Iraqi troops engaged in vicious fighting to drive Islamic State terrorists out of Fallujah are involved in more than a battle. Their success or failure will do much to define U.S. more »»

World Pork Expo is worth a look

June 7, 2016 The 2016 incarnation of the World Pork Expo gets underway in Des Moines Wednesday at the Iowa State Fairgrounds and runs through Friday. more »»

IG’s report raises serious questions

June 6, 2016 Often, it is true: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. In Hillary Clinton’s case, it is a four-alarm blaze. more »»

Make your voice heard at the polls

June 5, 2016 Primary Election Day is almost upon us. On Tuesday, those citizens who choose to vote have the opportunity to shape the future of not only their party but our community, state and nation as well. more »»

Energy independence is a key priority

June 4, 2016 America’s need for natural gas and oil has not lessened. To the contrary, as more and more gas-fired power plants are built, demand will soar. more »»

Frontier Days 2016 kicks off summer

June 3, 2016 Starting today, there is a sure sign that the summer season is truly at hand — Frontier Days 2016 kicks off. more »»

New Vietnam policy requires caution

June 2, 2016 Instead of risking a confrontation with China himself, President Barack Obama has decided to let Vietnam do so over Beijing’s expansionis. more »»

These mistakes cannot be excused

June 1, 2016 President Barack Obama’s administration is in a hurry to release thousands of drug offenders from prison before their original sentences have expired. more »»

Drug addiction is a huge problem

May 31, 2016 Most members of Congress no doubt comprehend the need for more spending on drug addiction treatment programs. more »»

Take the time to remember

May 30, 2016 Today is Memorial Day. For many people, it is a time to welcome the summer season by taking advantage of a three-day holiday weekend to spend relaxing time with friends and family. more »»

Eggs and Issues is a vital forum

May 29, 2016 Many of the issues that members of the Iowa Legislature deal with each session are complicate. more »»

Finally, we’re doing the right thing

May 28, 2016 Members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots group who flew noncombat missions for the military during World War II deserve to be viewed as veterans. A 1977 federal law codified tha. more »»

Let’s take special care on the roads

May 27, 2016 All across the Hawkeye State, people will be taking advantage of this holiday weekend to pursue fun summer activities. more »»

Support veterans — buy a poppy

May 26, 2016 The men and women who have served this nation in times of war should have a place in our hearts at all times, but most especially as the Memorial Day weekend approaches. more »»

 
 
 

 

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