“Pop culture does not let us forget . . .
by Conrad Bascom Lake Mills Graphic
by Conrad Bascom Lake Mills Graphic
by Conrad Bascom Lake Mills Graphic
“My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21.
Circulating throughout social media these past few weeks are the faces of numerous young adults—most of them women—who have gone missing and are suspected to be the victims of human trafficking.

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For the most part, we Americans value expertise. We want our physicians to possess knowledge and experience. We want our lawyers to know the law inside out. We want our clergymen, our engineers, our farmers to bring the kind of proficiency and skill to their work that comes only with familiarity...
One of the major beauties of living in a democracy is not that we can freely vote for those who represent us, but also that we ourselves have the opportunity to be those doing the representation. Unfortunately, both of these have taken significant hits over the years, and have adversely impacted...
There are two things you need to know about newspapers. Newspapers are important to community life and democracy. Always have been. We at the National Newspaper Association think it is important for all sorts of newspapers to survive for the sake of a free society—the very large and the very small...
Every day at the News Media Alliance headquarters, a stack of newspapers arrives for myself and the staff. But with the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission currently considering tariffs on Canadian newsprint, those days of screen-free reading could be coming to an end....
You may wish to hang on to your hats, sit down, or take whatever precaution necessary prior to reading the following sentence. I agree with President Trump. Yes, you read that correctly. I have found an issue (there are probably more) on which we are in complete agreement; well kind of anyway....
We’ve got about a month left in session and there is still a lot of work to get done before we adjourn for the year. Most of it is related to the state budget, which is the one thing that must be done before adjournment. After months of delays, House and Senate Republicans did finally agree to fix...
Every once in a while, I go through my files to “clean house” and usually that results in a couple reports that have been inspired by the process. This time I came across my bulging file of quotations and as soon as I started to read through some of the material, a report was born. Our Form of...
Dear Editor, The Iowa Legislature should fully fund the backfill. In 2013 state law was changed to reduce the amount of taxes that local government get from commercial and industrial properties. The backfill is a reimbursement from the state to local governments for this loss. The total payment...
By Zippy Duvall President, American Farm Bureau Federation Throughout the year, we hear about food recognitions such as National Chocolate Milk Day (Sept. 27) or National Pie Day (Jan. 23, but some celebrate again on National Pi Day, March 14). This week, we recognize the people who make those...
Q:  What is National Ag Week all about? A: Throughout the last century, a population shift in America has created densely populated metropolitan areas, while growth in rural areas has plateaued. According to U.S. Census figures, about 14 percent of the population lives in rural areas that cover 72...

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