Governors from Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota all recently announced plans to send state patrol troopers or National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border to shore up law enforcement efforts.
It would have been great to swim on Memorial Day. Unfortunately, Sioux City’s public pools were closed.
Freedom of the press stands alongside freedom of religion, speech, assembly and petition as the rights guaranteed by the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
COVID-19 didn't create the chasm between society's haves and have-nots, but it did expose it while also revealing the fault lines that threaten to further widen this divide.
In what otherwise is a busy, productive legislative session, Iowa lawmakers this year have failed to address what should be the important priority of extending the one-cent school infrastructure sales tax.
It didn't get headlines, but creation of a 24/7 sobriety program is a winner for Iowa, including Woodbury County.
I enjoyed the editorial by Cal Thomas on climate change in the July 3 edition. It reminded me of the prediction of climate change Guru Al Gore that coastal cities would be flooded by now because of melting ice.
There are over 7.6 billion people in the world now. That is an increase of 1.6 billion in just 18 years. It took all of human history to reach 1.6 billion people by 1900 and we added as many in the last 18 years! Population in the U.S. alone has more than doubled since 1950.
Those who enter the country illegally and those who employ them disrespect the law. They show disregard for those who are following the law. We can’t allow people to pour into the U.S. undetected, unchecked, undocumented and circumventing the line of people who are waiting to lawfully become…
What were those silly twits thinking when they allowed fireworks to be sold in mid-June and expected people to save them until the third and fourth of July to set them off? These must be the same folks who believe in unicorns, Smurfs and fairies.
I am trying with all my might and brain power to try to figure out why Jeremy Taylor is raising such a fuss about Sioux Rivers Regional Mental Health and Disability Services. He has failed to really explain his reason for all the fuss. A lot of people that use to attend have stopped going be…
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SIOUX CITY -- At least six Northwest Iowa legislators would be tossed into districts with another incumbent under a proposed redistricting plan released Thursday.
SUPERIOR, Neb. (AP) — A man who had been fired from a grain elevator in Nebraska on Thursday returned with a gun and shot three people, killing two, before he was shot and killed by another employee, the Nebraska State Patrol said.
One person was killed, and another was flown to Bryan West Campus in Lincoln with life-threatening injuries. The shooter is also dead, according to the Nebraska State Patrol, after an employee returned fire.
DES MOINES — Iowans are getting a look at a second redistricting plan that if approved by the Legislature will set the boundaries for the state’s congressional and legislative districts for the next decade.
CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) — A body discovered at a Charles City home last week has been identified as that of a woman who was reported missing from Dunkerton earlier this month, authorities said.
These are recent reports of missing children made to local law enforcement. If you think you have seen a missing child, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A former South Sioux City High School assistant football coach accused of sexually assaulting two high school girls now faces federal child pornography charges.
ORANGE CITY, Iowa -- A Kingsley, Iowa, man has pleaded not guilty of threatening to kill an Orange City man.
DAKOTA CITY -- A Homer, Nebraska, mother and father arrested for a violent fight in front of their six children were fined and sentenced to probation Tuesday. The father also must serve a short jail term.
Theresa Thibodeau, a former state senator and former chair of the Douglas County Republican Party, said Thursday that she has been encouraged to consider running for the state's top office.
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry pleaded not guilty and will go to trial on Dec. 14 on federal charges that he lied to the FBI and concealed information about illegal campaign contributions that he accepted from foreign sources in 2016.
As part of the state budget, the Nebraska Legislature established a program offering grants of up to $400,000 for feature films that are made in the state and meet certain criteria.
J.L. Spray, a Lincoln attorney and GOP national committeeman, said that such allegations would be "very out of character" for Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, who has represented Nebraska's 1st Congressional District since 2005.