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‘Cold cases’ series starts today

July 26, 2015 Homicides attract the attention of just about everyone. more »»

‘Cold cases’ series starts today

July 26, 2015 Homicides attract the attention of just about everyone. more »»

The Blanden is more than a museum

July 26, 2015 The Blanden Memorial Art Museum, has been a landmark institution of fine arts and learning in the state of Iowa and Fort Dodge for 83 years. more »»

VA funding request requires scrutiny

July 25, 2015 In Washington, the penalty for shoddy work and sometimes criminal actions too often is more money. And remember, behind the Beltway, they keep the books in 10- to 12-digit numbers. more »»

John McCain is an American hero

July 24, 2015 It is unlikely Donald Trump remembers what he was doing on Oct. 26, 1967. He was a student at the prestigious Wharton School of Finance, not having to worry about being drafted for the Vietnam War. more »»

IRS needs to face budget realities

July 23, 2015 Taxpayers were not given good service by the government tax agency this year, officials admit. Advocates for the Internal Revenue Service blame —î you guessed it — budget cuts. more »»

Data thefts raise serious questions

July 22, 2015 A company that kept information about a massive theft of personal information from its customers’ secrets would be raked over the coals mercilessly by federal officials. more »»

Military spending is under review

July 21, 2015 The future of military spending is underway in the nation’s capital. “I believe that where we are now is about as low as we can go,” Army Chief of Staff Ge. more »»

Girls softball is back in Fort Dodge

July 20, 2015 One of summer’s most enjoyable events begins today. The Girls State Softball Tournament will be the highlight of the season for the 40 teams that made it to state-level competitio. more »»

RAGBRAI arrives in FD Monday

July 19, 2015 Now in its 43rd year, RAGBRAI is a summer event in the Hawkeye State that is known not only all across America but internationally as wel. more »»

Keep the Delta Queen on our rivers

July 18, 2015 Government protects us, or says it does, from virtually every risk. Sometimes it also protects us from our heritage. more »»

Greece finally confronts reality

July 17, 2015 No doubt many Greeks are upset with their prime minister, after he agreed to tax increases and entitlement cuts needed to keep the country’s economy from going belly-up. more »»

Urban-Ag Academy is a worthy endeavor

July 16, 2015 There was a time when the majority of those people elected to the nation’s legislatures knew a great deal about the issues that are important to rural America. more »»

It’s time for some innovative thinking

July 15, 2015 Federal funding to help low-income children in public schools does not necessarily aid all of them. Under Title I, the biggest such initiative at about $14. more »»

Some things sound good but aren’t

July 14, 2015 Former Maryland Gov. more »»

Let’s keep our farms safe for kids

July 12, 2015 According to the federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, agriculture is the second most dangerous occupation in the nation with a death rate at 22.7 per 100,000 workers. more »»

Greece’s problems have a message

July 11, 2015 The recent vote by Greeks to reject a bailout offered by the European Union reflects a dangerous game of “chicken” being played by that country’s people, encouraged by their government. more »»

Taliban extremists just might win

July 10, 2015 As many critics of President Barack Obama’s get-out-at-any-price policy in Afghanistan warned, it has emboldened Taliban extremists. more »»

Study has implications for US policy

July 9, 2015 Throughout the Middle East are schools in which millions of boys and girls are taught mathematics, language skills, science and hatred of Jews and sometimes Americans. more »»

Clinton’s email use remains an issue

July 8, 2015 Federal officials are required to use government email accounts and servers for their official correspondence whenever possible. more »»



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