Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
Exact change by Lynda Waddington
Saturday October 25, 2014
Questions piling up for Ernst
Joni Ernst seems to be disrespecting quite a few folks.
You may have read in our U.S. Senate endorsement that Ernst, Republican candidate fo ...
Sunday October 19, 2014
Voter ID still bad for the masses
Some folks didn’t take kindly to my calling voter ID laws a scam in last Sunday’s column. So, in their honor, this week I’d li ...
Saturday October 18, 2014
Get some skin in the game
How’s cynicism working out for you?
Perhaps it is ill timing that during 2014 election mega millions racing across televisions, radios ...
Sunday October 12, 2014
We need to vote no on voter ID
It’s safe to say it now. Voter ID is a scam.
That’s not exactly how the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office put it in ...
Saturday October 11, 2014
Be the mirror they need to see
We aren’t doing right by our young adults.
Perched on the edge of a large pink bubble — part sofa, part catchall — I wai ...
Sunday October 05, 2014
Ernst disingenuous on ‘personhood’
It’s time for Iowans to jump in the weeds. And, thanks to all the manure spread as part of and on behalf of the U.S. Senate campaigns of Jon ...
Tuesday September 30, 2014
There’s a lesson in Atlantic City
I wandered aimlessly for hours, the quintessential tourist wanting to hold and press each experience between the pages of a mental travel memoir. ...
Monday September 29, 2014
ESPN is missing something
(Author’s note: ESPN has stated there is no discussion on domestic violence planned for pregame tonight. ...
Saturday September 27, 2014
Too many questions on MRAP
Back during my college years, when there seemed to be unlimited time to sit with friends and discuss hopes and dreams, I once expressed my desire t ...
Sunday September 21, 2014
In Iowa, rural being defined as unequal
Long-anticipated growth has finally come to rural Iowa, but is hardly the harbinger of prosperity so many wanted.
A study released this mont ...
Saturday September 20, 2014
Telemed case will find justice
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 w ...
Sunday September 14, 2014
It’s not just the money, honey
Food and living expenses have new meaning for three Eastern Iowa state senators who recently accepted a national challenge to “Live the Wage ...
Saturday September 13, 2014
Another year, hole remains
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 ...