The following editorial was published in the Fort Dodge Messenger on June 22:
In a move described as an effort to keep a questionable product out of the hands of young people, San Francisco supervisors last week moved a step closer to becoming the first city in the U.S. to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes.
Despite the increasingly urgent warnings of scientists, the Trump administration on Wednesday eased restrictions on coal-fired power plants in a move the administration predicted would revitalize the nation’s coal industry.
The National Transportation Safety Board’s final report on the Oakland crash that claimed the lives of a Riverside Community School District bus driver and a 16-year-old Riverside student brought a stern warning not only to Riverside officials but also to school officials throughout Iowa and…
Families and small businesses along the Missouri River have had their lives turned upside down by the flooding that occurred earlier this year. Recent weather has caused re-inundation, hindering those who are working to rebuild their lives and communities.
There was good news for flood-weary southwest Iowans Monday: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said three of the four worst levee breaches along the Missouri River in southwest Iowa were expected to be closed by the end of the day.
An investigation leading to a watchdog report issued last Wednesday found that nursing facilities have failed to report thousands of serious cases of potential neglect and abuse of seniors on Medicare even though it’s a federal requirement for them to do so.
Inmates at the Newton Correction Facility enrolled in the Iowa Prison Industries program are building an office and a classroom. More importantly, they will eventually build homes that can be moved to rural communities.
A week ago today, former Broward County, Florida, Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson, 56, was arrested for his actions — or lack thereof – during a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a long overdue $19.1 billion disaster aid bill aimed at helping communities across the country bounce back from hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and fires.
Key members of Congress —mostly Democrats — want the Trump administration to address charges of a “secret” Veterans Affairs waiting list that suggests a higher number of patients seeking medical care than information more readily available publicly.
Lawmakers in Texas, a bastion of gun lovers, have quietly circumvented the powerful National Rifle Association by adding language to a massive spending bill that would fund a $1 million public safety campaign on, of all things, gun safety.
Celebrate CB 2019 was a success for Council Bluffs and its residents. The theme — “Rolling Along” — celebrated Council Bluffs’ diverse transportation system — including the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad, new interstates and RAGBRAI. It was also the annual celebration of …
The rants of Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, focusing on the topic of waste, fraud and abuse in our government over the past four decades are legendary. Unfortunately, they are, all too often, ineffective.
Attorneys general from 43 states and Puerto Rico, with Connecticut taking the lead, are alleging that nation’s largest generic drug manufacturers conspired to artificially inflate and manipulate prices for more than 100 different generic drugs.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill that would provide long-sought relief to farmers, victims of hurricanes and floods and rebuild military bases.
With a pair of crashes over the weekend — one a fiery commercial crash in Moscow that cost the lives of more than 40 passengers and that of a charter airliner that ran off a Florida runway into a river with no deaths involved — travelers might be wondering if flying has become more dangerous.
Just over a week ago, a 19-year-old man carrying a semi-automatic rifle walked through the front entrance of a Jewish synagogue in Poway, California, and indiscriminately opened fire on those inside. The California attack occurred exactly six months after 11 people were killed at a Pittsburg…
The exponential growth of the Pottawattamie Promise program is truly a win-win situation — a win for the students who are getting an opportunity to attend college and a win for the southwest Iowa communities and businesses they will be better prepared to serve as residents and leaders.