Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
Tuesday November 18, 2014
Let the speculation commence
This is the sort of weather that lends itself to sitting by the fire, sipping a hot beverage of your choice, gazing into the dancing flames and pon ...
Sunday November 16, 2014
Iowa water fund likely staying dry
Will this be the year our state lawmakers finally take the plunge for clean water? Don’t hold your breath.
Folks from the Nature Cons ...
Saturday November 15, 2014
FBI latest gov agency to use press
When the videotape of journalist Daniel Pearl’s brutal murder was released in 2002, it was handed to an undercover FBI operative posing as a ...
Thursday November 13, 2014
Fueling up for a gas tax debate
Now that we’re safely past the election, talk has turned to the prospect of raising Iowa’s gas tax. Funny how that happens.
Tuesday November 11, 2014
Ghosts that should be preserved
As a kid, I remember standing in front of enormous glass cases in the Iowa Statehouse rotunda. Inside were dozens of battle flags from the Civil Wa ...
Saturday November 08, 2014
Time for clearer message
Voters like to pride themselves on sending messages through the ballot box and, most of the time, such messages are easily received and understood. ...
Tuesday November 04, 2014
Voters here could make history
Iowa voters likely will make some history today. The question is how much?
For starters, if a string of lopsided polls are accurate, Republic ...
Sunday November 02, 2014
Lessons learned from 2014 campaign
Be kind to chickens.
If there’s a big lesson we can all agree on from the 2014 campaign in Iowa, I think that’s it. If some of ...
Saturday November 01, 2014
‘Sit down, shut up’ is no strategy
I’m fairly sure Southern heritage has me genetically predisposed to scrappiness.
I love a good debate and have sometimes purposefully ...