Sunday, 21 September 2014
Long-anticipated growth has finally come to rural Iowa, but is hardly the harbinger of prosperity so many wanted.
A study released this month by Iowa State University sociologist Dr. David Peters crunches 40 years of U.S. Census data, showi [...]
Saturday, 20 September 2014
No matter our stance on controversy de jour, we can agree on the importance of an independent judiciary. No one wants to stand before a judge and wonder if his or her ruling is based on placement of a wet finger in the political winds.
We u [...]
Sunday, 14 September 2014
Food and living expenses have new meaning for three Eastern Iowa state senators who recently accepted a national challenge to “Live the Wage” for one week. Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids, Joe Bolkcom of Iowa City and Tom Courtney of Burlin [...]
Saturday, 13 September 2014
He should have turned sweet 16 today.
It’s kind of funny, or maybe just sad, that even today, 16 years after our son was stillborn, I still pause and wonder what he’d be doing if he had lived. Maybe he’d be running foot [...]
Sunday, 07 September 2014
Iowans concerned about increased crime resulting from a decision by some law enforcement agencies not to honor federal immigration detention requests should take solace in new evidence that the local-federal partnership does little, if anything, t [...]
Saturday, 06 September 2014
Labeling the GOP as the party of “old white men” reached new fervor in the wake of a report commissioned by two major Republican groups, which detailed the currently insurmountable gender gap faced by the party.
The report, le [...]