Overcast
44°FOvercastFull Forecast
Pro Football Weekly Updated Draft Guide

Opinion

  • Why scientists marched

    Hundreds of thousands of scientists and their supporters recently took to the streets, marching in favor of science-based policies. How did our scienc ...
    April 27, 2017 - 9:47 am
  • Column: Gender battle comedy

    Are men and women equal or different ... or both? This is what Robert Dubac tries to figure out in his live-comedy show, “The Male Intellect: An Oxymo ...
    April 27, 2017 - 10:13 am
  • Spring fever

    I’m sorely disappointed in our winter. I had the bucket and blade all mounted on the John Deere, and the tractor parked in the garage ready for the fi ...
    April 27, 2017 - 9:47 am
  • Legislature fails on factory farm crisis

    Each year, 22 billion gallons of toxic, untreated waste are discharged onto our land from the thousands of corporate-sponsored hog confinements across ...
    April 26, 2017 - 10:16 am
  • ‘Starter homes’ should be less expensive

    As I’m reading the Newton Daily News Progress edition April 20, I’m drawn into the D&D Program to beautify Newton. The city has invested a lot of mone ...
    April 26, 2017 - 10:16 am
  • ‘America First’ requires proper certification

    President Trump recently signed a “Buy American, Hire American” executive order, directing federal agencies to implement his campaign promises. Howeve ...
    April 26, 2017 - 10:16 am
  • Column: Turkeys and tulips

    Over the weekend I had the opportunity to admire life in the wild, and I marveled at what all Mother Nature provides this time of year.
    April 26, 2017 - 10:34 am
  • The Democrats lose their s---

    Donald Trump won the presidency because he was seen as blunt and non-manipulative, as opposed to the robotic, incompetent Machiavellianism of Hillary ...
    April 26, 2017 - 10:16 am
  • The final gavel falls on 2018 session

    As the sun set, or in this case rose, as the gavel fell on the Iowa legislative session, we can ponder what was accomplished. After a very divisive se ...
    April 25, 2017 - 11:18 am
  • Ending abuse is everyone’s business

    April is a busy month for those of us who serve victims of violent crimes, abuse and sexual assault. April is both National Sexual Assault Awareness M ...
    April 25, 2017 - 11:17 am
  • My little sponges

    Kids are always learning, their brains little sponges for knowledge and information. That is shown to me on a daily basis with my kiddos with the ques ...
    April 25, 2017 - 11:18 am
  • Bill O’Reilly and Aaron Hernandez

    During Aaron Hernandez’s first trial, at the courthouse in Fall River, Mass., I stood in the street out front with a notebook in my hand and talked to ...
    April 25, 2017 - 11:18 am
  • Column: Mow fever

    I have a love/hate relationship with my yard. On one hand, I love its size and looks. I think it’s ...
    April 24, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • JCAA brings awesome night of comedy, music

    Now that “Jesus Christ Superstar” is over, I had an opportunity to be on the other side of the stage participating with a well attended audience with ...
    April 24, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • Volunteers make annual Cross Walk a success

    Newton’s downtown churches hosted the annual Way of the Cross Walk on Good Friday, April 14. The Mission Coalition, which organized the walk, would li ...
    April 24, 2017 - 10:05 am