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From attending summer science demonstrations as a kid to volunteering as a high school student, the library has always been an important presence for me. When I was seven and my dad lost his …

The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 28 ruling to overturn the Chevron deference was a business-favoring decision to upend 40 years of legal precedent and redirect federal power from agencies like the …

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump was not a conspiracy. It was the action of a lone, 20-year-old man armed with an assault rifle who somehow climbed onto a building just 175 yards away and …

As we endure the heat of a contentious presidential campaign this summer, a serene portrait of President John F. Kennedy gazes over the newsroom of the Storm Lake Times Pilot, a reminder of simpler …

  The Iowa Public Information Board’s staff made a swift and important determination that a flood committee created by the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors illegally met in …

God works in mysterious ways with a wicked sense of humor, I mused last week. God the Father, with the long white beard and big index finger.  Damn straight, I'm driving to Spencer last Tuesday …

Psychological scientists who study human behavior concur that past actions are the best predictor of future actions. If past actions caused no problem, then all is well. If, however, a person …

Do you remember that phrase our nation’s founders wrote in the preamble to the Constitution 237 years ago? The one about forming a more perfect union? We have hit some speed bumps in that …

This year, like last year, is a Farm Bill year and this year, like last year, probably won’t deliver any Farm Bill. The reason is the oldest one in Washington, D.C.: politics. Most …

If Joe Biden is using a walker with an oxygen tank attached, and if his eyelids are propped up by toothpicks, and if he cannot debate after supper time, we will vote for him on Election Day with …

As an end-of-the-road farm boy growing up deep in southern Illinois, the Fourth of July was more of a shadetree holiday from the alfalfa field than a noisy celebration of national independence. …

Friday's Iowa Supreme Court decision to uphold and implement Governor Kim Reynold’s and Iowa Republican’s 6-week abortion ban is one of many ways Iowa Republicans are trying to control …

Through the years, justices on the Iowa Supreme Court typically avoid harsh or overzealous language in their decisions. That is why two separate dissenting opinions jumped out Friday when the …

God works in mysterious ways with a wicked sense of humor, I mused last week. God the Father, with the long white beard and big index finger.   Damn straight, I’m driving to Spencer last …

If you are aware of the Marion County (Kansas) Record, it is probably because you winced at the dings and dents inflicted upon the First Amendment when the local police department conducted a raid on …

Dear Editor of the Cherokee Chronicle Times, I want to say a big thank-you for all the hard work Kenny Schlenger and his county guys did and are doing with all this flooding we are having. Also, …

Dear Chronicle Times, I buy 3 subscriptions a year for myself and 2 kids, mostly for Paul Struck’s editorials and the excellent sport section. Hope Paul is back soon, he will be difficult …

It must be that time of year — we’re sick of bird flu as the geese take roost. Yet another Sioux County dairy barn has been infected. A turkey flock in Cherokee County was wiped out. …

You know how some memories stick with you for no logical reason? One such memory involves my dad in the 1960s when I was a teenager. After World War II, my father worked for the City of …

While Americans still face a long season of political campaigning, more than 80 other nations have completed their federal elections this year or are about to go to the polls. For example, …

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