Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
Exact change by Lynda Waddington
Saturday March 28, 2015
Has UKIP arrived in Iowa?
A significant (and I believe growing) number of Iowans no longer fit neatly into the two historic political categories that have dominated American ...
Sunday March 22, 2015
Political spin turning voters off
A new study by a Philadelphia media watchdog group has found that, in the lead-up to the 2014 midterm elections, more time during broadcast ...
Saturday March 21, 2015
Few times in history has a time period devoted to awareness of a cause been bookended by two high-profile examples. Yet, that is exactly the case f ...
Tuesday March 17, 2015
Villatoro closer to deportation
An Iowa City pastor swept up in a federal initiative to arrest and expel migrant criminals from the country has been relocated to a detention facil ...
Saturday March 14, 2015
All about that race (no trouble)
Decades ago, when our family came to Iowa, I found the Hawkeye State uncomfortable.
Not only did our oldest daughter and I have twangy southe ...
Friday March 13, 2015
Villatoro not ‘worst of the worst’
If actions taken by the federal government are of any consequence, we should all be feeling a little more safe this week.
As part of its ong ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Sunday February 08, 2015
There’s still time to be brave
Sit down and have a conversation with Iowa City blogger Brook Easton and you won’t walk away with the impression that she is a person coping ...