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Animal ordinance is folly

September 8, 2013 Members of the Fort Dodge City Council have spent months considering a revision in the laws governing dogs, cats and other pets. This entire saga is a good example of how government should not work. more »»

Honor Flights deserve support

September 7, 2013 Sixteen million Americans served in this nation’s military forces during the most horrific war in history — World War II. more »»

A positive change in leadership

September 6, 2013 Welcome back, Larry Noble. Noble has returned as Iowa’s public safety commissioner, following Tuesday’s resignation of K. Brian London, whose 11-month tenure was marked by turmoi. more »»

Time to get this resolved

September 5, 2013 About one-fifth of the electricity Americans use is generated at nuclear power plants. As informed consumers know, those plants generate a large amount of radioactive wast. more »»

Stay clear of Iraq

September 3, 2013 Forty-six people were killed in Iraq Aug. 25, as it becomes clearer and clearer U.S. strategy to pacify that country was a dismal, bloody, expensive failure. more »»

America celebrates its workers

September 2, 2013 To most Americans in 21st-century America, Labor Day is not an important holiday. It marks the unofficial end of summe. more »»

Clay County Fair is an Iowa treasure

September 1, 2013 The days are a tad shorter. The kids are back in school. There’s a hint of fall in the air. The season for summer fairs and festivals is nearly at an en. more »»

Dayton Rodeo fun starts today

August 30, 2013 The 2013 incarnation of the Dayton National Championship Rodeo will attract large crowds this Labor Day weekend — deservedly so. more »»

Is the water really rising?

August 29, 2013 Climate change worriers have a new tool intended to advance their argument — but it may not be as pleasing as they hop. more »»

Will this law be enforced?

August 28, 2013 State legislators from throughout the nation heard a stern lecture from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently. more »»

Move ahead with Yucca Mountain

August 26, 2013 Among the most serious energy-related challenges facing the United States is what to do with waste generated at nuclear power plants, health care facilities and other users of radioactive materials. more »»

STEM initiative is working

August 25, 2013 There is widespread agreement that if the years ahead are to be a time of growth and prosperity rather than stagnation and hardship, our nation and state must have a work force with the skills... more »»

St. Edmond fund drive is on target

August 24, 2013 Catholic education has been an important part of life in Fort Dodge almost since the town was founded. The first Catholic school got underway in 1862. more »»

Help Nigeria fight this threat

August 23, 2013 Americans sometimes wonder why Muslim clerics are not more energetic in their criticism of terrorists who claim to be Islamic fundamentalists. more »»

Excessive spending must be curbed

August 21, 2013 Taxes have gone up, not just for “the wealthy” but for every American who works. The national debt is approaching $17 trillio. more »»

A free press is vital to America

August 20, 2013 Our nation’s Founders disagreed on much. But on one thing — the necessity of a vigorous, unfettered press to defend Americans’ rights — they were solidly in agreement. more »»

Schools are starting — drive safely

August 18, 2013 The fairs are over or soon will be. It won’t be that long before cooler weather becomes the norm rather than the exception — summer is drawing to a clos. more »»

World Bank should reconsider

August 17, 2013 For decades, leaders of the World Bank have recognized one of the surest ways to reduce poverty in developing countries is to help their residents obtain reasonably priced electricity. more »»

Trial raises troubling issues

August 16, 2013 Army Maj. Nidal Hasan went has gone on trial in a military court at Fort Hood, Texas, with his life on the line. Hasan killed 13 people and wounded dozens more in a 2009 shooting rampage at the pos. more »»

New pollution rules needed

August 16, 2013 While power plants must stay within strict limits on the amount of pollutants they release into the air, rules intended to safeguard streams and lakes are much less restrictive. more »»



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