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Republicans work hard to sell the idea their party is the one that stands for fiscal responsibility. They are leaning heavily on that message on the federal level as Democrats approach a vote on the second of two multitrillion-dollar spending bills. more
In 1564-56, years before the Mayflower set sail – French pilgrims settled at Fort Caroline (near Jacksonville, Fla.) in search of religious freedom from the Europeans.  more
My mind, on Veterans Day, returned to my role in the Korean War. Because the USA and the Russians were not fighting a war in the way the word had been used traditionally, the term Cold War was coined. In some places, however, traditional war did break out, as in Korea, but we tend to forget that this “Korean War” was actually a part of the Cold War. more
Iowans turned out in better-than-usual numbers for last week’s city and school board elections. It’s always encouraging to see improvements in voter participation. more
As we get closer to the winter season, I hope this article is a reminder of how we handle calling off school. more
You may have had to recite Dr. McCrae’s famous poem from World War I in school. First published anonymously in 1915, it remains to this day the single most recognizable vestige of the “Great War,” next to the very poppies the poem describes. more
State Sen. Roby Smith’s conduct in bullying Iowa Department of Agriculture staff on behalf of a constituent and raising the possibility of gun violence was beyond disturbing. more
The Eldridge Police Department invites the public to attend the swearing in of honorary police officer Hudson McKearney on Friday, Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. at the Eldridge Community Center, 400 16th Ave., Eldridge. Pizza will be provided by Hall of Fame Pizza. more
Editor's note: Elaine Kresse, of Davenport, is a retired teacher from North Scott Junior High. She was recently the recipient of the Quad Cities Athena Award by Women Lead Change. In this acceptance message, she recalls former students. more
Growing up, the politics I was exposed to were those shown on TV, displayed on social media, or whatever my grandpa had to say. more
I have traveled internationally numerous times in my adult life, and I always experience something new. more
The State of Iowa ended Fiscal Year 21 with a surplus of $1.24 billion, putting the state in a strong financial position and proving what can happen with conservative, responsible budgeting practices and a diverse, robust economy that encountered a global pandemic and a derecho! more
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