Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
Exact change by Lynda Waddington
Saturday January 31, 2015
Waze makes a lousy cop stalking tool
When you think about violence against law enforcement, you probably don’t turn a suspicious eye to your smartphone. But some police advocate ...
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. ...
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 ...
Sunday January 11, 2015
And thus begins the real work
While some would argue most political campaigns ended last November, I’m not among them.
National campaigns officially ended this week ...
Saturday January 10, 2015
Why your gun makes me nervous
There's a mantra quickly repeating in my head: “Please have a badge. Please have a badge. Please have a badge.” It's a steady heartbeat ...
Sunday January 04, 2015
Sweet land of subsidies
The latest population numbers are out and, once again, it isn’t good news for Iowa.
Overall the Hawkeye State is growing, but slower t ...
Saturday January 03, 2015
May 2015 be a very gray year
There may be only one thing, packaged in a million variations, that can get our society back on track.
We’ve got to forcibly remove o ...
Saturday December 27, 2014
Another bunkhouse of horrors
It is hard to forget the Atalissa Boys, especially when the ugliness repeats.
Four men with intellectual disabilities were recently removed ...
Sunday December 21, 2014
Let Santa bring the small stuff
What are your favorite childhood memories of Christmas?
I remember getting up early and pouncing on my stocking, which was always filled wit ...
Saturday December 20, 2014
Sally Mason refills DI’s dance card
Don’t forget to enjoy the dance.
That’s the advice my first newspaper editor offered nearly every time I left to do an intervie ...