Should we fight for the Spratlys?
November 2, 2015 Trailed by two Chinese warships, the guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen sailed inside the 12-nautical-mile limit of Subi Reef, a man-made island China claims as her national territory. more »»
Make the decision with her
November 2, 2015 Dear Dave, My wife and I just started your class, and we’re determined to get out of debt. At the same time, I’d like to do something to reduce the stress in her life. more »»
'If I were mayor ...'
November 1, 2015 We’ve all lamented that “you can’t fight City Hall” or “if I were mayor ...” Well that’s about to change ... at least, for some Marshalltown young people. more »»
Hog market sees red
October 31, 2015 Hog prices slammed to a seven-month low this week on the heels of a World Health Organization report that showed links between processed meats and colorectal cancer. more »»
October 31, 2015 Many people may share Senator Bernie Sanders’ complaint that he was tired of hearing about Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. But the controversy is about issues far bigger than e-mails. more »»
Cities losing people, not brains
October 31, 2015 The population of New Orleans fell 7.3 percent after Hurricane Katrina, but guess what. NOLA now has 40,000 more college graduates than before the disaster. more »»
What's in the bottle?
October 30, 2015 Dear Readers: An old saying is "Water, water, everywhere, and not a drop to drink." Hmm. Nondrinkable water can be seawater, a polluted lake or river and more. more »»
Hillary’s ‘victory lap’ of lies
October 29, 2015 To hear the media tell it, Hillary Clinton came to Capitol Hill as a bullfighter and easily killed the angry bulls of the House Benghazi committee. more »»
Raising caring kids
October 29, 2015 We all want to raise kids that care (especially with the problems we have nowadays with bullying); we want the child who shares, who has empathy for others; is a good friend, and will know what it... more »»
ECC students dive into fall activities
October 28, 2015 There is a lot to be excited about this fall at Ellsworth Community College! Academically and athletically our students have been hard at work both on- and off-campus. more »»
Taking out the trash burners
October 28, 2015 Having scored one big victory for jobs and the environment, a group of Baltimore activists is trying to take things to the next level. more »»