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  • Iowa’s ranking is plummeting

    The Iowa legislative session for this year is over, and some are bemoaning the low increase in school funding. According to the OECD, which administer ...
    May 2, 2017 - 9:41 am
  • Column: My kind of camping

    I am not a camper. As a kid, my family did not camp regularly, if ever, and I became used to the comforts of a hotel room rather than roughing it in t ...
    May 2, 2017 - 9:56 am
  • The next president

    Will Donald Trump be re-elected in 2020?Probably not, say people who bet. They give Trump only a 23 ...
    May 1, 2017 - 10:44 am
  • Column: Two-wheeled freedom

    When I was growing up we lived about a half a mile from town, which to us kids was the equivalence of nirvana.
    May 1, 2017 - 11:13 am
  • Let’s face it: The coal industry is a job killer

    When Donald Trump announced he was rolling back the Obama administration’s signature climate rules this spring, he invited coal miners to share the li ...
    May 1, 2017 - 10:44 am
  • Column: Our responsibility bubbles just beneath the surface

    Space is cold; deathly cold. But maybe not as cold as we once thought. Beyond the orbit of Mars, pa ...
    April 28, 2017 - 10:35 am
  • Medical cannabis oil expansion a tiny step in the right direction

    The Iowa Legislature made a modest stride forward with a medical cannabis oil bill slated for Gov. Terry Branstad’s signature.
    April 28, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • The good old days?

    Editor’s note: this column originally published April 29, 2016“I wish there was a way to know you’re ...
    April 28, 2017 - 10:03 am
  • 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