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National Debt is $18.2 trillion and growing

April 23, 2015 Within a decade, the U.S. national debt, now $18.2 trillion, will soar to $27 trillion, the Congressional Budget Office predicts. more »»

Earth Day is a time for unity

April 22, 2015 The late 1960s were turbulent years in America. It was a time of rapid change when young protesters expressed disillusionment with many aspects of the world their elders had built. more »»

Federal deficit just keeps on growing

April 21, 2015 Federal deficit spending is up only “slightly” from last year’s levels, according to a just-issued report. During the first six months of the fiscal year, deficit spending was $26. more »»

Problems at VA hospitals continue

April 20, 2015 True public servants are frowned upon by some in the federal bureaucracy. Anyone daring to rock the boat by going public with evidence of malfeasance risks retaliation. more »»

Charles Grassley keeps his promises

April 19, 2015 When a politician makes a promise, it’s not uncommon for voters to respond with skepticism. When U.S. Se. more »»

Why strengthening FOIA is so important

April 18, 2015 President Obama has routinely promised greater transparency within the federal government. Now, Congress is making strides towards achieving this critical goal. more »»

Iran pact needs much more discussion

April 17, 2015 Members of Congress should be very leery of a proposal that amounts to painting themselves into a corner on a nuclear arms deal with Ira. more »»

Peanut Butter and Jelly Project launches

April 16, 2015 During the school year, there are various programs that help ensure that low-income youngsters have adequate meals. more »»

Chicken wing contest kicks off Relay season

April 15, 2015 Fort Dodge Ford Toyota will be hosting its fifth annual American Cancer Society “Wing It for Relay” kickoff event on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.. more »»

Cleanup efforts enhance Fort Dodge

April 14, 2015 Today Fort Dodgers have the opportunity to volunteer to remove plastic bags, trash and other debris from areas near Target and Walmart and along the city’s Corridor of Commerce. more »»

Fort Dodge kids surpass reading goal

April 13, 2015 Getting young folks to read is an important way to start them on the path to lifelong learning. In January, with that in mind, Gov. more »»

National Volunteer Week starts today

April 12, 2015 Vision teamed with dedicated volunteers can help make our world a better place to inhabi. more »»

Let’s make our roads much safer

April 11, 2015 For the sake of public safety, we support making illegal in Iowa the practice of using a hand-held cellphone while driving. more »»

Saudi coalition is on move in Yemen

April 10, 2015 Across the Middle East, nations that for years took inactive roles against Islamic terrorists have been spurred to actio. more »»

Prairie Valley voters approve levy

April 9, 2015 Nobody likes to pay taxes, but some are absolutely necessary to fund important community project. more »»

Conservation efforts get a big boost

April 8, 2015 Clean, safe water is important to all living things. more »»

California has a critical water problem

April 7, 2015 Climate change has been blamed by some for all sorts of evils. Alarmists have taken to claiming any undesirable weather is a result of global warming. more »»

National Parks are hugely important

April 6, 2015 When Americans want to impress foreign guests, we sometimes take them to national parks. more »»

Easter offers a message of hope

April 5, 2015 Having commemorated the sorrow of Good Friday, Christians the world over today are contemplating the joy of another Easter morning with the message of victory over death and despair. more »»

Railroads have untapped potential

April 4, 2015 For many years, energy conservation campaigns have been considered very “green” — that is, good for the environment. more »»



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