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More problems at IRS

December 26, 2013 If you owe the Internal Revenue Service money, chances are you will be harassed until you pay up or at least make arrangements to do so. Unless you happen to be doing business with the IRS. more »»

It’s hard to trust this agency

December 26, 2013 One wonders how President Barack Obama and Environmental Protection Agency officials expect the public to trust the agency when it cannot even police its own high-ranking executives. more »»

A day for Christmas thoughts

December 25, 2013 Some 2,000 years ago, an event took place that changed the course of history. more »»

Silent night, holy night ...

December 24, 2013 All across the nation, a feeling of anticipation is in the air. more »»

FDSH band is heading to Outback Bowl

December 23, 2013 The day after Christmas, the members of the Fort Dodge Senior High marching band will leave wintry Fort Dodge for warm and sunny Florida. more »»

Branstad leads RFS protest

December 22, 2013 The biofuels industries are an important part of America’s strategy to have diverse sources of energy. more »»

Local stores deserve support

December 20, 2013 Most people put a considerable amount of thought into their Christmas shopping. Finding just the right gifts and staying within the budget is important, after all. more »»

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 »»



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