• The Herald's Opinion

Kline's. Petersen's. JC Penney. Woolworth's. Shublin's. Lou Marge's. A few decades ago, these were just some of the stores that lined Clinton's Fifth Avenue South.

  • Karen Vickers

Clinton Reads and United Way of Clinton County will host events this week for Drop Everything and Read Week. As part of DEAR week, the Clinton Herald is featuring local celebrities who share about their favorite children’s books. Today’s featured celebrity is Clinton Community College Presid…

  • By Charlene Bielema Herald Editor

A little over two months ago, the Clinton Herald began working alongside its parent company, Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., in a nationwide effort to learn what readers think about the direction being taken by our president and Congress.

  • Michele Gilman University of Baltimore

Republicans continue to use long-debunked myths about the poor as they defend lower taxes for the rich and deep cuts to the social safety net to pay for them. In so doing, they are essentially expressing scorn for working class and low-income Americans.

“DStrokeStyle/$ID/Solido all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.” — John Wesley

  • Palestine, Texas, Herald Press

Dozens are dead and tens of thousands of Texans remain homeless, their homes and lives shattered by Hurricane Harvey’s epic deluge of flood water. Along with Congress, President Donald Trump's top priority should be getting as much disaster relief to Southeast Texas as quickly as possible.

  • Cheryl McCulloh United Way

United Way of Clinton County, Iowa, and many other local organizations use the County Health Rankings as a guide to identify and implement solutions that make it easier for people to be healthy in their neighborhoods, schools, and workplace. It illustrates what we know when it comes to what …

  • The Herald's Opinion

The fear of fireworks is causing local municipalities to maintain illegality in the actual use of the devices. Starting next month, fireworks can legally be sold in Clinton and Camanche. But if you decide to legally purchase the products, don't expect to actually use them.


We’ve all seen the headlines about the ongoing opioid epidemic happening in the United States. Since 1999, the rate of overdose deaths involving opioids nearly quadrupled, and that number continues to climb.

When Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus recently announced its intent to shut the doors on the long-running circus, the impact reverberated through the nation.

  • The Herald's Opinion

During the run up to November’s General Election, Donald Trump promised to generate $1 trillion for infrastructure investment to fix the nation’s roads, bridges, airports and railways.

  • Paul Pate Iowa Secretary of State

There have been a lot of distortions and misunderstandings regarding my Election Integrity proposal. My job is to make it easy to vote, but hard to cheat. That’s what this proposal accomplishes.

  • The Herald's Opinion

A significant change has been in the works here at the Clinton Herald over the past few months and on Tuesday will be in full effect.

  • Guest editorial from the Traverse City, Michigan, Record-Eagle

Millions of Americans who flocked to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots on the opposite sides of a national political tug-of-war have more in common than they think.

“... I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.”

There is a reason the architects of the Bill of Rights included freedom of the press and speech in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution — our democratic republic couldn't survive without them.

  • Walter Williams

In 2008, Barack Obama promised a fundamental transformation of America. Where that promise has gone unfulfilled the most is in areas of sexual and racial discrimination. What’s worse is the official sanction given to such discrimination. Let’s look at some of it.

  • Dubuque Telegraph Herald

Politicians bashing the news media is nothing new. However, Donald Trump has taken the practice to a new low.

  • Des Moines Register

Gov. Terry Branstad has succeeded in his quest to reduce the size of state government. With fewer than 18,000 workers, the administrative branch is the smallest it has been in at least two decades. There are hundreds fewer workers in agencies responsible for inspecting nursing homes, investi…

  • Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Iowa lawmakers have been working on medical marijuana parameters for some time now.

  • The Herald's Opinion

Area students, and residents, had a unique opportunity last week — to watch as the Iowa Supreme Court heard oral arguments in an off-site court session that took the justices out of Des Moines and put them into Clinton High School.

  • Chicago Sun-Times

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, who stands accused of sexually molesting and inappropriately touching five teenagers long ago, doesn’t seem to understand that he is lucky — very lucky — that prosecutors are asking for up to just six months of prison time.

  • Meridian, Mississippi, Star

Mississippi took a regrettable turn into the past Tuesday when Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act – a red herring title for the right to refuse service to the GLBT community on religious grounds.

  • The Herald's Opinion

‘Granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy” is the mission of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.Tonight that mission will be celebrated by the Make-A-Wish Clinton County Committee, which will host its annual g…

  • The (Champaign) News-Gazette

If Illinois taxpayers feel beleaguered — and many of them do — there’s a good reason why.

  • The Herald's Opinion

It’s always a frightening thought that one morning your family could wake up to the forecast of possible severe weather on the horizon and fall victim to a storm that quickly blows through later that day.

  • Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

After another winter of severe snowstorms and floods, I look forward to March 20, the first day of spring, balmy weather and blooming flowers.

It’s been six years since Francine “Fran” Molitor, 59; her daughter, Tonya D. Molitor, 32; and Tonya’s sons, Tyler J. Wade, 6, and Patrick A. Molitor, 3, died of smoke inhalation at their home at 2436 Dunham St. in Clinton.

  • The (Springfield) State Journal-Register March 5

If you believe that words and the tone of political rhetoric matter, then you might have a few words for how politics played out last week, both at the state and presidential level.

  • Des Moines Register March 4

Here’s an idea for state lawmakers: Listen to your constituents. About 7 in 10 Iowans favor an increase in the state’s $7.25 minimum hourly wage, according to a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll. Support has grown from 65 percent to 69 percent since the question was asked a year ago…

  • The (Moline) Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus Feb. 17

The casualties of power-driven political gridlock are on display everywhere as the eight-month-long Illinois budget impasse slowly crawls over more.

  • Des Moines Register Feb. 12

Wellness programs offered by employers are all the rage. Intended to improve workers’ health and hold down insurance costs, they are broadly defined. As one shrewd researcher told a Register editorial writer: “If you’ve seen one wellness program, you’ve seen one wellness program.” And worker…

  • The Dubuque Telegraph Herald

The line of Democrats snaked out from the Loras College Fieldhouse, down the long sidewalk, up the stairs and halfway down the block on Alta Vista Street.

  • Belleville, Ill., News-Democrat

Welcome to Illinois Held Hostage: Day 221 without a state budget, and we find ourselves court-ordered and auto-piloted into a $6.2 billion hole.

  • The Herald's Opinion

As this week draws to a close and, with it, brings a calmness in the wake of Monday’s Iowa Caucus madness, we at the Clinton Herald wanted to mention the passing of former Herald Editor Bill Baker on that same day.

  • The Herald's Opinion

As this week draws to a close and, with it, brings a calmness in the wake of Monday’s Iowa Caucus madness, we at the Clinton Herald wanted to mention the passing of former Herald Editor Bill Baker on that same day.

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