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Buena Vista University is a huge asset

May 19, 2015 Buena Vista University — known as Buena Vista College until 1995 — has been part of the higher-education world in the Hawkeye State since 1891. more »»

Obama shows support for Clinton

May 18, 2015 Presidents often claim they do not want to influence their political parties in selecting nominees to succeed the. more »»

Graduates are a source of pride

May 17, 2015 All across Iowa, this is the time of year when high schools celebrate at commencement exercises an important milestone in the lives of seniors — graduation. more »»

Let’s move ahead with Yucca Mountain

May 16, 2015 Radioactive waste will not go away. Nearly one-fifth of the electricity generated in the United States comes from nuclear power plants. more »»

Lake City shows its can-do spirit

May 14, 2015 Iowans look forward to the warm weather spring brings. Unfortunately, powerful storms are also part of the reality of this time of year. more »»

Report says IRS has corrected problems

May 13, 2015 Just one Internal Revenue Service official lost her job over harassment of nonprofit organizations for political reasons, to our knowledge. That was Lois Lerner, who was not fired but instead retired. more »»

Iowa leads nation in egg production

May 12, 2015 Egg production is big business in Iowa. The Hawkeye State has more than 50 major egg producers. The state’s nearly 60 million layers generate a remarkable 1. more »»

Protecting our liberties is crucial

May 11, 2015 Initial indications were that two gunmen killed during an assault on an art exhibit in Garland, Texas, were motivated by extremist hatred. more »»

Mothers deserve our thanks

May 10, 2015 If you think that Mother’s Day is one of those holidays created by the greeting card industry, you may be in for a surprise. more »»

Rachel’s Challenge is making FD better

May 9, 2015 The Rachel’s Challenge initiative is achieving great things in Fort Dodge. In 2013, both the Fort Dodge Community School District and St. more »»

Safe at Home law makes sense

May 8, 2015 Protecting victims — and potential victims — of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking from people who would do them harm is an important but sometimes difficult challenge. more »»

This resignation raises serious issues

May 7, 2015 Drug Enforcement Agency head Michele Leonhart is retiring — forced out of office because members of Congress were angry she had not responded decisively to reports of wrongdoing among DEA agents. more »»

It’s vital to recall what really happened

May 6, 2015 During the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama pledged to recognize the 1915 slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians by the Turks as a genocide. more »»

Parents should be able to answer this question

May 5, 2015 Most parents probably would like to think they would behave as Toya Graham did when she saw her son throwing things at police officers during a riot in Baltimore. more »»

Gyrocopter incident raises concerns

May 4, 2015 When Florida mailman Douglas Hughes flew his tiny gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds not long ago, he did more than make a statement on the need for political campaign finance refor. more »»

It’s once again Beef Month in Iowa

May 3, 2015 Gov. Terry Branstad has officially proclaimed May as Beef Month in Iowa. For many of us, every month is a time to partake of a food that ranks high on the list of culinary favorites. more »»

IRS drops the ball on customer service

May 2, 2015 More than 8 million times during the past few months, the Internal Revenue Service’s telephone system hung up on taxpayers who wanted help. more »»

Grant assists fight against underage drinking

May 1, 2015 Webster County takes pride in the many positive areas where it ranks well above other Hawkeye State counties. more »»

Nepal is in need of massive assistance

April 30, 2015 Nearly a million children in and near Nepal are in “urgent need” of humanitarian aid because of the massive earthquake on Saturday, according to UNICEF. more »»

 
 
 

 

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