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Eliminating property tax 'backfill' breaks promises to cities, counties

A bill moving through the Iowa Senate would break promises that the Legislature made to taxpayers just five years ago. more

New resources provide tons of information at your fingertips

Advances in technology are a double-edged sword. It all depends upon how we use them. more

Wuestenberg mink farm sold

March 13, 1968: The Wuestenberg mink farm, located at the northwest corner of Second and Donahue streets in Eldridge, had been in operation since 1932. Otto Wuestenberg founded the business, and his sons Reinhardt and Dario had taken it over and continued operation, but had recently sold the business to Ralston Purina, ending the farm's 36-year run. more

Animal protection laws stymied

"Once again, neglect and abuse of companion animals has taken place; this time, within our greater Quad City area region — in the city of Clinton ..." more

Criminal riff-raff not wanted here

"We live across the street and are very unsettled by the tenants that the landlord allows in our neighborhood ..." more

Get acquainted with John Norris

"Get out your telephones or sit down at your computers and become acquainted with John Norris ..." more

The NRA is not the problem

"I’m amazed at the lack of logical thought that is placed in several of the opinion letters and are written by emotional zeal instead ..." more

What about others' right to survive?

"This is a culture where our 'right to bear arms' seems to reign over any other 'rights' ..." more

The real reason for the tragedy

"As a proud member of the NRA, I was shocked and concerned to learn that 'I' am somehow responsible for the Florida school shooting ..." more

Our voices need to be heard, too

"I won’t change any anti-gun opinions on the tragic school shooting, but I will offer my own thoughts on the matter ..." more

I will miss you all very much

"I have been truly blessed to have worked with so many wonderful and special co-workers ..." more

School flexibility and safety matter

Over the last year, House Republicans championed legislation to provide schools with unprecedented flexibility and control over their resources. This week, the Iowa House passed legislation that provides schools with even greater flexibility. more

Many bills passed in Iowa Senate

This week was busy as we worked to send Senate bills over to the House ahead of our next legislative deadline. Most days were filled with long debates on a number of bills, spanning a wide variety of topics. more

Iowa Flood Center visits the capitol

This week on the hill we were visited by the Iowa Flood Center (IFC), which was established in concurrence with the 2008 floods. Since its creation the IFC has worked tirelessly to serve Iowans, but much of their work has gone unnoticed. more

Follow the money: Business leads the way for progress

Three issues recently in the news show us that business and the private sector are more likely to bring progressive change than government: more

Archery team aims to put North Scott on the map

Count me among the many who are surprised by the success of North Scott’s archery team. more

Who will show up for GOP governor primary?

Politics always is about who shows up. more

Progress for Lost Grove Lake was off to a slow start

March 3, 1993: Nearly five and a half years after the Department of Natural Resources had announced a decision to build Lost Grove Lake in Princeton, Butler and Lincoln townships of Scott County, there was little evidence that progress had been made. The North Scott Press began an inquiry into what had been accomplished so far. more

School safety a priority at North Scott

School safety is on everyone’s mind as a result of the most recent attack in Florida. At North Scott, we focus on school safety throughout the school year with a School Safety Committee which meets regularly to discuss district and building safety. During the past few years, we have implemented a number of changes to improve our safety in all of the buildings. more

Three great articles by editor Scott

"Thank you to editor Scott Campbell for three great articles referenced below ..." more
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