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LifeFlight service is a huge asset

June 3, 2015 Trinity Regional Medical Center is a remarkable health care facility. more »»

IRS security failings must be fixed

June 2, 2015 Thieves stole about $5.8 billion from the Internal Revenue Service in 2013, by taking tax refunds due to people whose personal information they used to make the claims. more »»

Family farms are still thriving

May 31, 2015 Family farms have been at the heart of American agriculture since early in the nation’s history. more »»

US defense secretary spoke the truth

May 30, 2015 Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s assessment of why the Islamic State terrorist army took Ramadi — “the Iraqi forces just showed no will to fight” — probably destroyed his popularity in Baghda. more »»

Saudis move to counter Iran’s influence

May 29, 2015 Army Gen. Joseph Votel, who commands U.S. special operations forces, said recently the withdrawal of American troops from Yemen hampers action against al-Qaida and other terrorist groups. U.S. more »»

Spring into Fort Dodge is a splendid event

May 28, 2015 As the local economic boom accelerates, more and more new people are becoming part of our community. more »»

Iraq strategy requires a reappraisal

May 27, 2015 Contrary to what some commentators are saying, Islamic State terrorists’ conquests of the Iraqi city of Ramadi do not raise questions about U.S. strategy to defeat the vicious group. more »»

Procrastination harms the nation

May 26, 2015 Congress has kicked the proverbial can down the road so many times on one critical issue — highway and bridge funding — that lawmakers’ toes must be getting sore. more »»

Take the time to remember

May 25, 2015 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 »»

Out-of-towners can help FD prosper

May 24, 2015 It’s often difficult to appreciate blessings close at hand. Hawkeye State tourism may well be in that category for many Iowan. more »»

Let’s take special care on the roads

May 22, 2015 All across the Hawkeye State, people will be taking advantage of this holiday weekend to pursue fun summer activities. more »»

EPA actions overstep its authority

May 21, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials are admitting they made some mistakes with their “waters of the United States rule. more »»

GAO report raises important issues

May 20, 2015 It is being suggested the government should place new restrictions on the natural gas industry, to prevent public safety and pollution problems. more »»

Buena Vista University is a huge asset

May 19, 2015 Buena Vista University — known as Buena Vista College until 1995 — has been part of the higher-education world in the Hawkeye State since 1891. more »»

Obama shows support for Clinton

May 18, 2015 Presidents often claim they do not want to influence their political parties in selecting nominees to succeed the. more »»

Graduates are a source of pride

May 17, 2015 All across Iowa, this is the time of year when high schools celebrate at commencement exercises an important milestone in the lives of seniors — graduation. more »»

Let’s move ahead with Yucca Mountain

May 16, 2015 Radioactive waste will not go away. Nearly one-fifth of the electricity generated in the United States comes from nuclear power plants. more »»

Lake City shows its can-do spirit

May 14, 2015 Iowans look forward to the warm weather spring brings. Unfortunately, powerful storms are also part of the reality of this time of year. more »»

Report says IRS has corrected problems

May 13, 2015 Just one Internal Revenue Service official lost her job over harassment of nonprofit organizations for political reasons, to our knowledge. That was Lois Lerner, who was not fired but instead retired. more »»



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