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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
Sunday January 11, 2015
Water problems not going away
Clean water is sitting on the back burner as your Iowa Legislature returns to its Golden Dome of Wisdom this week.
Democratic legislative le ...
Thursday January 08, 2015
Fear pushes sledding downhill
On Tuesday, I poked fun of my adult tendency to cast doom, gloom and dire warnings of danger on stuff a younger version of me once saw as super awe ...
Tuesday January 06, 2015
The great snowstorm debate
A spirited debate sparked by the season’s first winter storm took place Monday inside the head of a third-rate local columnist.
It pi ...
Sunday January 04, 2015
A vortex of photobombing cannibals
From “cannibalization” to “ hog castration,” the year in words just past was enough to make many of us “squeal.& ...