Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
Thursday January 29, 2015
Linn County GOP boot prompts soul search
Linn County Supervisor Brent Oleson tells me he’s been serving on Republican Party central committees at the county, congressional district ...
Sunday January 25, 2015
Red flags greet new teenager
So I officially became the father of a teenager this past week.
It happened quietly, at 8:06 a.m. Monday. I was getting ready for work, stra ...
Saturday January 24, 2015
Let’s drop the SOTU responses
Let’s be honest: the state of the union response is not strong, nor is it necessary.
This is not a slam against newly minted U.S. Sen. ...
Thursday January 22, 2015
A rule change or a ruckus?
DES MOINES — So Iowa’s 4-inch topsoil rule is one step closer to being yanked out by its roots and replaced. That is, unless Iowans r ...
Wednesday January 21, 2015
Ernst unscathed on big stage
U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst survived one of the worst jobs in American politics without a scratch, and enhanced her national profile. Not bad, freshman. ...
Tuesday January 20, 2015
Ernst grabs the bright spotlight
So our brand new U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, will bask in the national spotlight tonight, giving the official Republican response to the presiden ...
Sunday January 18, 2015
For the common good?
Iowa’s Environmental Protection Commission has another opportunity this week to decide what it really wants to protect.
On Wednesday, ...
Saturday January 17, 2015
Confessions of an Iowa gun snob
Have you ever written or said something from a centrist position only to have those on either side of the issue overreact, confirming your centrist ...
Thursday January 15, 2015
Openness won’t chase away talent
As a famous suburban Chicago high school student mused, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, y ...