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Editorials

Fisher releases new law information

This past session we focused on laws that make Iowa's families and communities stronger by making our communities safer, helping our military veterans and our community volunteers, helping our schools, making family life more affordable, and by giving folks the chance to move up in employment" ...

Q&A on Cellphone Sovereignty

Q: What is the cellphone "unlocking" bill making its way through Congress?A: Lawmakers have dialed up bipartisan legislation that would restore the ability of consumers to more easily transfer their cellphone service to other wireless carriers. The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless ...

Slices of Life – The patio project

I am tired. My back is sore. My arms ache. My husband put me through the ropes this weekend. He had me completely tied up with yard work.Our little project involved considerable moving of earth and sod as well as lifting and placement of 4,524 pounds of patio blocks. But that's just an ...

Letter to the Editor: Give for Max

To the Editor:July has arrived, summer is in full swing and it is time for the summer Blood Drive sponsored by the Traer American Legion on Thursday, July 17 at the Traer Memorial Building from 12:30 to 6 p.m.Please put this on your calendar along with the picnics, camp outs, county fairs, etc. ...

Storms Create Emergencies Across Iowa

Because of bad weather throughout June, the Governor has already proclaimed disaster emergencies in 48 counties, including Black Hawk. This proclamation allows state resources to be used to respond to and recover from the storms. Black Hawk is also among 25 counties in which the proclamation ...

Renewables Can Put the Brakes on High Gas Prices

As Americans hop in their cars this summer, gasoline prices are at a six-year high. Thanks to surging demand and continued turmoil in Iraq, gas is quickly approaching $4.00 per gallon.With prices rising so fast, there's never been a more important time for America to invest in alternative ...

Happy Birthday, America

Celebrating the 4th of July brings family, friends and neighbors together for backyard barbecues, pool parties and patriotic parades. It's also the time to reflect on the charter of freedom that immortalized our destiny for 238 years and counting.In the months leading up to America's historic ...

Slices of Life – The patio project

I am tired. My back is sore. My arms ache. My husband put me through the ropes this weekend. He had me completely tied up with yard work.Our little project involved considerable moving of earth and sod as well as lifting and placement of 4,524 pounds of patio blocks. But that's just an ...

Storms Create Emergencies Across Iowa

Because of bad weather throughout June, the Governor has already proclaimed disaster emergencies in 48 counties, including Black Hawk. This proclamation allows state resources to be used to respond to and recover from the storms. Black Hawk is also among 25 counties in which the proclamation ...

Happy Birthday, America

Celebrating the 4th of July brings family, friends and neighbors together for backyard barbecues, pool parties and patriotic parades. It's also the time to reflect on the charter of freedom that immortalized our destiny for 238 years and counting.In the months leading up to America's historic ...