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Opinion

You’ll Figure It Out: John’s annual pet peeve article!

Local Columns

Finally! After a long and cruel winter, I've managed to lock a lot of things inside me, things that just frustrate and annoy me. Those little things are called "pet peeves." Over the last month or so, I've asked a number of people those little annoyances that just bug the "bejeebers" out of ...

Letter to the Editor: Gov. Reynolds is doing a good job

Letters to the Editor

It was interesting to note that according to a T-T News Chronicle article [campaign ad for governor] Democrat State Auditor Rob Sand, is the most popular politician in Iowa. Certain figures from a Des Moines Register/MediaCom poll were given to support the popularity statement. The Des Moines ...

Wealthier, urban Americans have access to more local news

Editorials

Is local news readily available in your town? Do reporters still cover your school board and other municipal meetings? The State of Local News Project at Northwestern University documents the changing local news landscape across the country. Our latest report shows that where you live and ...

District 53 Newsletter: April 4, 2024 Edition

Editorials

We have finished week 13 of the session, but we are continuing to pass policy bills, including bills that have come back from the Senate with amendments, as work on the budget continues. Senate File 2391, known as the Meat Integrity Act, is a bill to establish fair labeling standards on ...

Magic Mike 6XL: Me talks no goodly

Local Columns

Finding a new subject for mockery amongst my family is like finding a 20 at the landfill; most everything else has been picked over by the buzzards, making the find a wondrous delight. The latest find has been me, or at least the way I talk. I was born here, and I grew up here, yet somewhere ...

Just Jonathan: Journalistic tag teaming

Local Columns

One of my favorite things since I started at the paper a little over a year ago, is the art of tag teaming. Many of the greatest articles I have been a part of have been due to different partnerships in the “newsroom”. When Mike and I got our start, we had quite a few duo articles. ...

You’ll Figure It Out: Caitlin Clark!

Local Columns

It's Monday morning, and I'm writing this prior to the quarter final basketball game between Iowa and LSU. But regardless, this young lady of 22 from Des Moines can impact the whole country with her incredible basketball skills....but she has. Every arena, except two, she's played in has as ...

Pastor’s Corner: 23 pound grasshoppers?

Local Columns

You’ve gotta love conspiracy theorists! They’re entertaining because they are so serious about their subject! Some are convinced that Paul McCartney of the Beatles died in a car accident in the mid-60’s and was replaced by a look-alike. The tabloids only fuel this craziness. I’ll ...