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COMMENTARY
People hate collectively to feel a sense of belonging. (Photo via Canva)

These are the optics of American hate | Opinion

BY: - November 9, 2022

The road to hell isn’t paved anymore with good intentions. The asphalt is hatred.

COMMENTARY
Former President Donald Trump, shown here in a 2016 file photo, is still claiming the 2020 election was "rigged." (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

We have to raise our expectations for election losers | Kathie Obradovich

BY: - November 8, 2022

That job is to accept the election results once the votes are counted, encourage their supporters to do the same, and then step aside.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack talks trade at a Woodward, Iowa farm on 8/18/22 (Photo by Jared Strong/Iowa Capital Dispatch).

Federal government has given $800M to keep indebted farmers afloat

BY: - October 19, 2022

Pennsylvania's farm loan obligations totaled $69.4M, according to federal data.

Iowa fast-food worker’s wage lawsuit survives in U.S. Supreme Court

BY: - May 24, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court has handed a small, but potentially significant, victory to a fast-food worker from Iowa and, perhaps. beyond.

COMMENTARY

When will our ‘pro-life’ leaders do something about gun deaths? | Opinion

BY: - May 18, 2022

By Randy Evans Aaron Salter Jr., 55, was on duty at the security job that supplemented his retirement income. Ruth Whitfield, 86, was buying groceries. Celestine Chaney, 65, stopped in for strawberries for the shortcake she and her sister were eager to enjoy. But their plans went awry Saturday afternoon. Salter’s work shift ended sooner than he […]

COMMENTARY
Lack of confidence in U.S. elections is just one example of the danger to democracy posed by misinformation and disinformation, much of it spread by social media. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images)

Misinformation is deadly. What are we going to do about it? | Kathie Obradovich

BY: - April 26, 2022

All of us have some responsibility for this serious threat to society. And all of us need to do something about it.

COMMENTARY

This is exactly what white privilege looks like | Opinion

BY: - April 11, 2022

A police officer chided white journalist for not carrying his weapon. A Black lawmaker was arrested for carrying his.

Elderly Iowans being harmed by their state insurance regulators, Pa. officials tell federal judge

BY: - April 6, 2022

By Clark Kauffman Elderly Iowans are being harmed by their state insurance commissioner in a fight over long-term care insurance, Pennsylvania officials told a federal judge this week. In March, Iowa Insurance Commissioner Douglas M. Ommen filed a petition in Polk County District Court seeking to intervene in the state of Pennsylvania’s efforts to address […]

Rural broadband is a farm bill focus during U.S. House hearing

BY: - March 11, 2022

By Jared Strong The coronavirus pandemic highlighted the need for federal assistance to develop high-speed internet connectivity in all parts of the country, members of a U.S. House subcommittee agreed this week as they reviewed provisions that are likely to be included in the next farm bill. “I represent a largely rural district in north-central, […]

Iowa officials race to stop Pa. company from jacking up insurance premiums on elderly residents

BY: - February 25, 2022

Outgoing Pa. insurance commissioner Jessica Altman, who craft the rate hike, left her state job on Friday.