The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

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  • Tobacco ban in parks but not casinos? The Iowa city of Epworth just got tough on smoking. Even though state law already prohibits smoking in enclosed public spaces or public places where lots of people congregate, Epworth recently made it illegal to smoke inside the perimeter of the city

    July 16, 2014

  • The heartlessness charge ‘‘The heartlessness and nativist pandering that have broken America’s immigration system must give way to providing proper food, clothing, shelter and medical care to the Central American children streaming into the country,” so pronounced the editor

    July 16, 2014

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg James bears the weight of Cleveland's championship dreams

    Can LeBron James change Cleveland sports history? Overcoming this city's tortured curse could prove impossible - even for the world's best basketball player.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jessica Kinser Projects making progress in Clinton

    July 1 marked a great day in Clinton. We held a ribbon cutting at the recently renovated Riverview Bandshell, which was well attended by the community. The makeover of the 1980s facility is truly stunning and would not have happened without the suppo

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Homeless tent camps are not the solution The Des Moines RegisterDes Moines has invested a lot of public and private money in providing shelter and assistance for the homeless. This includes temporary shelters, transition housing, public housing and rent subsidies. Yet there are cracks in th

    July 15, 2014

  • The high court's high-handedness It is a case of Supreme hypocrisy.The adjective refers to that nine-person tribunal at the top of the American legal system, the noun to its latest act of judicial malpractice. Meaning not the notorious Hobby Lobby decision handed down at the end of

    July 15, 2014

  • Wong When to switch from offense to defense with investments Typically, Wall Street financial advisors concentrate on offense and are always talking about how much money you might make on the upside. They rarely stress the downside. In contrast, Warren Buffett’s number 1 rule is “Don’t Lose Money.”His number 2

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • New border politics: Blame Obama first As thousands of unaccompanied Central American children stream across his state’s southern border, Texas Gov. Rick Perry took a paranoid turn.In an interview last week on ABC’s “This Week,” Perry repeated sentiments that he expressed earlier on Fox N

    July 14, 2014

  • City must find a way to fund sewer work Breaking news this week — EPA mandates are forcing the city of Clinton to evaluate how to fund future sewer improvements. OK, maybe this topic is reviewed each year, but if you checked out Facebook on Tuesday in anticipation of the Clinton City Counc

    July 11, 2014

  • Hillary Clinton's lawyerly past WASHINGTON, D.C. — It should not be necessary to write this column.Lawyers represent clients. Criminal defense lawyers represent clients accused of crimes — sometimes horrible, evil clients accused of heinous crimes. It is the ethical and professiona

    July 11, 2014

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