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Problems persist with health law

December 19, 2013 As many as one-fourth of the people who thought they had obtained health insurance through the government’s website,, may be “orphans,” officials confirmed last week. more »»

Congress must stop this farce

December 19, 2013 In Washington, government spending is discussed in terms of billions and trillions of dollars. A million bucks isn’t even enough to merit decimal-point mention in most agency budget. more »»

Congress must demand more accountability

December 18, 2013 The Pentagon cannot account for more than $8 trillion U.S. taxpayers have given it since 1996, according to a report by the Reuters news agency. more »»

Study this plan carefully

December 16, 2013 Proponents of accountability in political campaign financing may have applauded President Barack Obama’s proposal recently to curb tax-exempt groups that use donations made anonymously to influence... more »»

Bill Northey helps Iowa agriculture

December 15, 2013 Once the election season is over, some politicians seem to disappear. Not Bill Northey. more »»

Winning by stalling

December 13, 2013 Clearly, President Barack Obama is stalling the American people, hoping they will believe his claims about Obamacare until it is too late to repeal the progra. more »»

Iowa Central students show spirit of giving

December 11, 2013 The cynics in our world are quick to assert that college students live in a self-indulgent, self-centered world where truly being a part of the community where the college is located is simply not a... more »»

Hero cop saves family

December 10, 2013 Virtually every winter, there is at least one news story about a tragic nighttime house fire that takes the lives of a family at sleep in their home. more »»

Good science is imperative

December 10, 2013 Two scientific studies that nearly crossed paths on the way to publication by the National Academy of Sciences raise serious questions about climate change — and the knee-jerk reaction that it must... more »»

Let’s shop locally

December 8, 2013 The holiday shopping season is upon us once again. In the quest to find just the right gifts, seeking out bargains is part of the fun. more »»

The bells toll for thee

December 8, 2013 The sound of bells signals that The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign is once again in full swing. more »»

Remembering Pearl Harbor

December 7, 2013 As Americans observe the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor today, much will be said and written about the necessity for us to remain vigilant against our enemies. more »»

Never put kids at risk

December 7, 2013 The overwhelming majority of school teachers are well aware that while to err is human, even one mistake jeopardizing the health or safety of a child is too many. more »»

Eggs and Issues is back

December 6, 2013 Democracy works best when there are ample opportunities for dialogue between elected officials and those people they represent. more »»

Better luck this time

December 6, 2013 A new national security strategy, replacing one he initiated in 2010, will be unveiled next year, President Barack Obama has informed Congress. more »»

Only in Washington

December 5, 2013 Among the many upsetting aspects of federal spending negotiations going on in Washington is a comparison of budget cuts in dispute to those agreed upon with little controversy. U.S. Sen. more »»

Iran plan has problems

December 3, 2013 A substantial number of members of Congress, along with several other countries that have been longstanding allies of the U.S. more »»

Celebrating 4-H achievements

December 2, 2013 The Webster County 4-H Leaders Recognition and 4-H Awards Banquet was Sunday at the Best Western Starlite Village in Fort Dodge. more »»

Farm News Ag Show is the place to be

December 1, 2013 Even those with the most casual interest in agriculture will want to be on hand when the 12th annual Farm News Ag Show kicks off at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the 2031 Quail Ave. more »»

Today is Small Business Saturday

November 30, 2013 Three years ago, American Express launched an event designed to support small businesses all across the United States. more »»



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