Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
Saturday February 28, 2015
Veteran death is shameful
Statistics are just numbers on a page, something we read before shaking our heads and moving on to the next thing — until they strike close ...
Tuesday February 24, 2015
Done and undone at the Iowa’s Capitol
We’re getting simultaneous lessons on how things get done at the Statehouse, and how they don’t get done.
First, take the effo ...
Sunday February 22, 2015
A Radio Experience moves west
On Wednesday morning, I sat in front of a microphone in the 600 WMT radio studio, across the desk from Bob Bruce.
His show has officially be ...
Saturday February 21, 2015
Second verse, same as the first
The Iowa Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments this week on the closure of the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo, which was previously deemed unco ...
Monday February 16, 2015
Equality drive races forward
We’re fast approaching the sixth anniversary of the Iowa Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling establishing marriage equality as a constit ...
Saturday February 14, 2015
Love on display at HS game
Valentine’s Day is upon us again. It is what I consider a fairly useless holiday, filled as it often is with the vestiges of naive love.
Thursday February 12, 2015
A smarter penalty for marijuana
Back in the late 90s, when I started covering the Legislature, Iowa was in the midst of a get-tough era. Rarely did lawmakers see a harsh, flashy c ...