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Opinion

Dengler Domain: Fourth of July

Local Columns

Fourth of July is close. A celebration of independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. While it has become more about who makes the best burger, brats, or fireworks, it is the most important holiday. Without declaring independence, the United States of America would not have existed, nor ...

This is what political courage looks like

Editorials

We all know what courage looks like. It’s at the core of our favorite stories. It’s central to the plots in most movies and television shows. It’s the backbone of the legends we cherish from history and from daily life. Political courage is not so familiar. It’s an oxymoron these ...

Letter to the Editor: Sarah Smith

Letters to the Editor

With the results of the 2022 Iowa Primaries in, I congratulate Rep. Dean Fisher on his success and I thank Rep. Dave Maxwell for his common sense leadership over the past decade. Now that I know who I’m running against, I want to present how I distinguish myself from him. My platform ...

On Nature: Carbon Fee and Dividend

Local Columns

If we are ever going to stop the warming of the Earth, we must find ways to reduce the burning of fossil fuels. One proposal growing in popularity is to encourage the use of clean energy by putting a fee on the carbon emissions from fossil fuels. The collected fees would be returned to citizens ...

Dengler Domain: The Price is Right

Local Columns

The Price is Right is my jam. I always looked forward to this show when I was sick from school growing up. Unfortunately, as the years have gone by, my time watching this show has waned. Every time I turn it on, I am always reminded of why I love this show and all the fun aspects of it. The ...

Center publishes expanded resources on USDA conservation programs

Editorials

Rural farms and ranches have a reciprocal relationship with their environment. Soil health, sufficient water, and proper temperatures all have a part in bringing crops or animals to fruition. Too often, agriculture practices cause our environment to tire, leading to the use of more inputs ...

Letter to the Editor: Edward E Evans

Letters to the Editor

Bottom line up front; I support my state representative David Maxwell. Recently I received a political flier with my state representative's photo on one side and the governor's photo on the other, amazing what one party will do to itself. My representative David Maxwell has been working hard ...

Dengler Domain: Emotion

Local Columns

Playing to your emotion is key. Any director, producer, or creator wants you to care about their content. Emotion is the quickest way to do it. To the news, they always lead with a crime, typically gun violence or murder. If it bleeds, it leads. While annoying to see it every night and how most ...