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Still out of touch in Washington, D.C.

June 15, 2015 National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Christopher Hart has provided new validation for Americans who think many in government have lost touch with reality. more »»

Ag trade continues to boom

June 14, 2015 America’s economy would be more robust if this nation were able to sell in the international marketplace more of the products that are made or grown here. more »»

Ah, the stories I’ve gotten to tell

June 14, 2015 A major frustration for any newsroom is when local civic or business leaders make an announcement to their group or their employees, but won’t confirm it for the newspaper because they don’t want it... more »»

The super PAC minuet

June 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — Campaign finance “reformers” think America would be better governed if the government could thoroughly regulate campaign speech, which is speech about the composition and comportment of... more »»

Relay for Life of Webster County is Friday

June 14, 2015 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 »»

US taxpayers deserve better than this

June 13, 2015 Seventeen billion dollars is a drop in the bucket compared to the long-term fiscal challenges facing the Social Security program. more »»

Market on Central resumes Saturday

June 12, 2015 Downtown Fort Dodge is on the rebound. more »»

Hacker threat must be curtailed

June 11, 2015 Lock your front door and a determined burglar will merely climb through a window. Lock it and he may just break the glass to enter. As homeowners know, it can be very difficult to keep thieves out. more »»

The Iraq blame game is underway

June 10, 2015 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s attitude in demanding more help in the fight against an Islamic State terrorist army should worry U.S. more »»

FBI aircraft use requires scrutiny

June 9, 2015 Claims of “black helicopters” spying on us for the government are not just wild conspiracy theories, it turns out. more »»

TSA’s failings are unacceptable

June 8, 2015 Most people who have traveled by air over the past 13 years have experienced the inconvenience of dealing with Transportation Security Administration screenings, random searches and regulation. more »»

USDA’s new portal makes life easier

June 7, 2015 Late last month the U.S. Department of Agriculture added an online enhancement to its services that promises to make life easier for farmers and ranchers. more »»

It’s time to rethink Iraq strategy

June 6, 2015 American officials should rethink how military assets are being used in the fight against Islamic State terrorists, President Barack Obama said recentl. more »»

Frontier Days kicks off summer

June 5, 2015 Warm weather returned to our area somewhat later this year than most of us would have preferred. more »»

Why is no one held accountable?

June 4, 2015 Why are top leaders at the Department of Veterans Affairs not firing bureaucrats by the dozens? That may be the question some veterans were asking during Memorial Day weekend, as one more VA scandal... more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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