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Editorials

Phishing Scams

Phishing scams have become really sneaky these days. They're these cyber attacks that try to trick people into giving away their personal info like passwords, credit card numbers, or even their social security numbers. The scammers use all sorts of tricks to pull off these scams. They pretend ...

‘One inch from a potential civil war’

With an assassination attempt on Donald Trump at a rally in Pennsylvania on July 13, 2024, the U.S. experienced another violent episode in its increasingly polarized politics. Former President Trump, who this past week was about to formally become the GOP nominee for president in the 2024 ...

Q&A: National Social Media Day

National Social Media Day took place on June 30 this year. Q: What comes to mind in observation of National Social Media Day? A: As an early adopter of social media, I appreciate the opportunity to use technology to directly communicate with constituents. Representative government is a ...

This Election is About Choice

=Last Friday's Iowa Supreme Court decision to uphold and implement Governor Kim Reynold’s and Iowa Republican’s 6-week abortion ban is one of many ways Iowa Republicans are trying to control women's bodies and how they build their families. Just the week prior to the abortion ruling, ...

Celebrating the people behind an Iowa community’s living history

They held a garden party. I didn’t go. Not because I did not want to see old friends, but I wasn’t invited. I could have gone anyway, and I would have been welcomed. I, however, would have felt like the kid who showed up for the first two practices for football, dropped out and then wanted ...

Iowa’s water needs protection from aquifer raiders

Bubbling up beneath the surface of the Iowa Utility Board’s pending decision whether Summit Carbon Solution’s proposed pipeline is justified by “public convenience and necessity” is the equally critical question of whether granting permits allowing Summit to siphon significant amounts ...