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Clay County Fair starts Saturday

September 3, 2014 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 »»

From Other Editors: King and Mowrer need to debate

September 2, 2014 Famine or feast seems an apt description for candidate debates in our congressional district. In his first four campaigns for re-election, Republican U.S. Rep. more »»

Today America celebrates its workers

September 1, 2014 To most Americans in 21st-century America, Labor Day is not an important holiday. It marks the unofficial end of summe. more »»

Ethanol’s future is launching in Iowa

August 31, 2014 H elping fuel the nation’s vehicles while reducing America’s dependence on imported oil has been a major benefit of the ethanol industry. more »»

Dots still not being connected in D.C.

August 30, 2014 Here’s news for you: The FBI and Department of Homeland Security say there are no “specific or credible” threats to Americans from Islamic State terrorists. more »»

Dayton Rodeo fun starts today

August 29, 2014 The 2014 incarnation of the Dayton National Championship Rodeo will attract large crowds this Labor Day weekend — deservedly so. more »»

Market on Central continues to thrive

August 28, 2014 Downtown Fort Dodge is on the rebound. more »»

Better public relations isn’t the solution

August 27, 2014 As Washington, D.C., resident Justin Gray was trying to board an airliner in Orlando, Fla., earlier this summer, a Transportation Safety Administration agent asked him for some identification. more »»

Suppose Ukrainian forces keep winning

August 26, 2014 It is unclear whether or not the U.S. has a contingency plan to deal with a potential disaster involving Ukraine — success by that nation in battling Russian-backed separatists. more »»

Hamas is at fault for Gaza crisis

August 25, 2014 Negotiators from Israel and the Hamas terrorist group that controls Gaza met under Egyptian sponsorship last week, in an attempt to end fighting between the two. more »»

Farm Progress Show warrants a look

August 24, 2014 It won’t be long before the 2014 incarnation of the Farm Progress Show welcomes a multitude of visitors to the Boone area. This year’s event kicks off Tuesday and will run three days. more »»

National debt keeps on increasing

August 23, 2014 Another reminder of the seriousness of the national debt came earlier this summer, when foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities topped $6 trillion for the first time in history. more »»

Federal court demands IRS action

August 22, 2014 Internal Revenue Service officials finally are being called to account in court. more »»

Branstad pays tribute to Friendship Haven

August 21, 2014 Gov. Terry Branstad was in Fort Dodge Wednesday to take official note of the high quality of the care provided at a major component of Friendship Haven — the John and Lin Simpson Health Center. more »»

U.S. role in Iraq must not escalate

August 20, 2014 To Americans of a certain age, the news out of Washington may sound disturbingly similar to reports from more than a half-century ago. more »»

TSA failures seem to keep happening

August 19, 2014 Perhaps it is time federal airport security screeners are told to do more “profiling” of a sort. Recently, a San Francisco woman managed to sneak aboard an airliner in San Jose, Cali. more »»

Schools are starting — drive safely

August 18, 2014 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 »»

STEM initiative is succeeding

August 17, 2014 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 »»

Israel’s case is extremely persuasive

August 16, 2014 Israeli leaders have been criticized roundly by officials in the U.S. and other countries — and yes, by many in the media — for their handling of the conflict against the Hamas terrorist organization. more »»

More than air strikes will be needed

August 15, 2014 Islamic State terrorists poised to conquer Iraq will suffer from U.S. airstrikes — but that will not be enough to defeat them. Only attacks on the ground can do that. more »»



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