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In a career about-face, President Joe Biden vowed in the 2020 campaign to end the federal death penalty, as well as provide incentives for capital punishment states to abolish their death-penalty statutes.
President Biden made an early pandemic show by promising that a majority of American schools would reopen in his first 100 days in office. But (last week) we learned that this depends on the meaning of the word “reopen.”
Politicians and their Friday evening news dumps. A classic tactic: announce your potentially unpopular news, but do it as reporters and your communications staffers are leaving for the weekend.
It's clear Operation Warp Speed thought the finish line was merely getting a couple of vaccines through the regulatory hurdles at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
There were a lot of calls for unity in the wake of January 6, 2021. On the U.S. House floor Wednesday, as Republican representatives spoke in opposition of impeachment, they dismissed President Donald Trump's impeachment as a partisan, divisive act.
Much of the news about vaccines to combat the pandemic emphasizes speed: a “race” to approval, “Operation Warp Speed” and the truly record-breaking timelines. But speed is not the only remarkable aspect of the process that will soon result in vaccines reaching tens of millions of Americans. …
Rita Hart’s decision to go to the U.S. House of Representatives to challenge the result in Iowa’s ultra-close 2nd District congressional race is disappointing.
President-elect Joe Biden's COVID-19 task force boasts a number of impressive names, from former U.S Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and former FDA Commissioner David Kessler to Rick Bright, the former head of the vaccine-development agency BARDA, and Celine Gounder, a physician with long experience fighting HIV and tuberculosis outbreaks.
Nine months into this pandemic, and millions of dollars spent on no-bid contracts later, Iowa’s COVID-19 data dashboard still leaves a lot to be desired.
You’ve got packages of toilet paper stacked in your bathroom closet. And some stashed in the basement. But then you throw some more rolls into your grocery cart, while food shopping. And you’re tempted to add some to your online cart as you take advantage of those Black Friday deals. Just in…
President Trump has so far been unwilling to concede to Joe Biden, and his latest argument is that the voting machines must have been rigged. Where’s the evidence? Strong claims need strong proof, not rumors and innuendo on Twitter.
These days, parents, teachers and administrators are just trying to get through the school year, day by day, as safely as possible.
As the absurd political theater continues to play itself out after the Nov. 3 election, it’s difficult not to become discouraged about what the next four years might bring.
Joe Biden said Saturday night that after the election “this is the time to heal in America.” In that spirit, and to be constructive, we thought we’d offer a couple of suggestions for what you might call the healing agenda. These aren’t major policy concessions, but they would have symbolic p…
By raising false claims about the election’s legitimacy and prematurely declaring victory, President Donald Trump is playing with fire, putting his own lust for power above the welfare of a bitterly divided nation.
What happened in the Senate chamber on Monday evening was, on its face, the playing out of a normal, well-established process of the American constitutional order: the confirmation of a president’s nominee to the Supreme Court.
Ever since COVID-19 made its appearance in Iowa in March, Gateway-area residents have been inundated with health news about everything from lockdowns and revised school and work patterns to health hygiene directives.
While unmasked Iowa governor attends big political rally, COVID-19 has killed more Iowans in seven months than Alzheimer’s does in an entire year
It’s hard to say if a presidential election 23 days in the future will light a fire under negotiations between Congress and the White House over a stimulus package. Perhaps it will slow things further, cementing what’s already been a months-long stalemate on Pennsylvania Avenue.
The Sept. 29 debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden set a really, really low bar. So yes, this week’s vice presidential debate was a stark improvement.
The Ottumwa City Council faces a difficult decision when it comes to the future of the city's curbside trash, recycling and yard waste collection services.
We believe President Trump should nominate someone to fill the seat of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the nomination should get an up or down vote by the full Senate. No need exists for Trump or the Senate to wait for the Nov. 3 election because it’s the president’s right…
Sen. Joni Ernst’s baseless comments followed by a refusal to firmly walk them back and apologize are another example showing she is not fit to represent Iowans in Washington, D.C.
If Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds isn’t willing to order a statewide mask mandate, as the White House coronavirus task force recommends, then at least she should give local officials the authority to issue one for their counties or communities.
A routine report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is being twisted like a pretzel by people who are desperate to declare this pandemic a hoax.
Education is a sacred part of our society. We all too often take it for granted. Already, some of us have forgotten the challenging and unprecedented times we face today and forget we need to be patient and attempt to be understanding and flexible.
This Week's Circulars
- Council gives Centerville administrator a raise
- Board tackles makeup days, 2021-22 calendar and course offerings
- Local family to operate swine facility
- Wapello County announces vaccine locations
- Police: Man fatally shot was in mental health crisis
- Man gets suspended prison for shooting teen
- Wapello sees 108th COVID death
- Boys basketball: Blue Demons win district championship thriller
- Boys state bowling: Bulldogs finish fourth at state
- Video games could be Centerville's next sport