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Want a New Year’s Resolution? Have You Considered Adoption?

January 30, 2013 No, I don’t mean a child or a pet! The adoption I’m talking about deals with roads, right-of-ways, trails, parks, beauty spots, public areas and shorelines. more »»

Open letter to Senator Ted Cruz

January 26, 2013 Your criticism of Chuck Hagel in the January 8, 2013, issue of USA TODAY was troubling as it is not evident from a review of your Wikipedia biography that you have any experience in diplomacy,... more »»

Staying in touch this session

January 25, 2013 The 2013 session of the Iowa Legislature gaveled in on Monday. more »»

News-Herald Weekly Question for your Iowa Legislators: Week 2

January 25, 2013 During the 2013 Iowa Legislative session, The Chronicle and News-Herald will submit questions to the Tama County delegation: State Senator Steve Sodders (D-State Center) and State representative Dea... more »»

"Realist supports the Right to Bear Arms"

January 23, 2013 In most ways, I am considered a progressive liberal. However, I am very much in support of the second amendment, the Right to Bear Arms -- any kind of arms, by anyone. more »»

Transparency and compensation for Iowa employees

January 22, 2013 The digital age has brought about many wonderful additions to our lives. But one of the best additions is the ability to access information with ease. more »»

State support for Adult Basic Education is critical to Iowa’s skilled worker shortage

January 22, 2013 Before the November elections, our Iowa Valley Community College District leadership team met with each of the candidates to discuss critical issues that have an impact on our ability to deliver the... more »»

Teen unemployment in Iowa

January 21, 2013 For many teens in Iowa, a job is not only a means of earning spending money or saving for a college education, it is a way to gain experience in the skills required for a particular job, as well as... more »»

A Guide to the 57th Presidential Inauguration

January 18, 2013 Our country is preparing for a historic event: the 57th Presidential Inauguration on Monday, January 21, 2013.  Iowans will mark this occasion in various ways. more »»

Chronicle Weekly Question for your Iowa Legislators

January 16, 2013 During the 2013 Iowa Legislative session, The Chronicle and News-Herald will submit questions to the Tama County delegation: State Senator Steve Sodders (D-State Center) and State representative Dea... more »»

The ‘Fiscal Cliff’ With a Heart

January 11, 2013 On January 1st, 2013-the House of Representatives passed a bill that would avert the country from going over the so called ‘fiscal clif. more »»

A conversation with…Arvid Huisman

January 10, 2013 Arvid Huisman serves as Development and Communications Director for the Salvation Army, Des Moines. more »»

Support children when there is scary news

December 31, 2012 AMES- It might be easy to assume that young ones are not impacted by tragic events in other parts of the country, but children have a keen sense of radar and pick up on adults’ body language,... more »»

Overcoming the Strain of Life

December 30, 2012 These are trying and difficult days that we live in. We are at war with a relentless and formidable enemy that has no respect for innocent life. more »»

Question & answer: Wind Energy Production Tax Credit

December 26, 2012 Q: Why is there a production tax credit for wind energy? A: In 1992, the Energy Policy Act passed by Congress included an amendment I offered to establish a production tax credit for wind energy. more »»

Public notices in newspapers serve you

December 20, 2012 Iowa is not unique in requiring public notice advertising. The legislatures of every state require such paid advertising in newspapers. And for a very good reason. more »»

Making Temple Grandin proud

December 17, 2012 In an age of political-correctness overload, it’s down-right hypnotic to hear someone speak without filter or fear.   But then again, Temple Grandin has always been a trail-blazer. more »»

Fiscal cliff or moral cliff

December 14, 2012 As the deadline approaches to what has been called the “fiscal cliff,” the outcome is predictable. more »»

The Palestinian “Win”

December 8, 2012 (Dennis Lamb retired from the CIA in 2002 after serving 30 years in its Directorate of Operations as a Case Officer and as an Intelligence Analyst. He is a native of Chelsea. more »»

Remembering Pearl Harbor

December 7, 2012 December 7, 2012, marks the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the day that does in fact live “in infamy. more »»

 
 

 

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