The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

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  • Staff, students offer support for CCC When I began working at Clinton Community College, I had no idea how the students, my colleagues and the entire Clinton area would influence and transform my life. I have been introduced to wonderful opportunities, resources, and most importantly, en

    April 8, 2014

  • Again, Christianity the last to get it right Eleven years ago, Richard Stearns went to Washington. Stearns -- president of World Vision, the billion-dollar Christian relief organization -- joined other faith leaders in lobbying Congress to spend $15 billion combating AIDS in Africa and the Cari

    April 8, 2014

  • Change in funding formula needed for state universities We've known for a long time that when it comes to state funding formulas for regent institutions, the University of Northern Iowa usually gets short shrift. State leaders are beginning to recognize that, and are making moves to bring a little more eq

    April 8, 2014

  • It could be worse than our never-ending winter No matter how long and cold our winter was here in the Midwest, it doesn't mean global warming isn't happening. If anything, it indicates a renewed call to action on climate change. Worldwide only a few places were cooler than normal. In the U.S., r

    April 7, 2014

  • Memo to GOP: Poverty isn't just about race Why does so much of our talk about race and poverty leave us Americans spinning our wheels? One big reason is etiquette. What is said often matters less than who says it. An illustrative example of this paralyzing paradox recently was exposed, approp

    April 7, 2014

  • Willis Support a fuel tax increase Are you tired of paying for wear and tear on your vehicle or mapping new routes due to the tragic condition of our roads? Another hard winter has taken its toll on our streets and roadways and, unless we take action, maintenance and repairs threaten

    April 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Governor signs volunteer legislation The Protection for Volunteers on State Lands legislation, which I requested on behalf of the "Friends of the Caves" volunteers in Maquoketa, passed the Senate and was signed by Gov. Terry Branstad late last week. The legislation requires the DNR to

    April 5, 2014

  • Energy initiatives approvedat statehouse Clean energy just makes sense to me, and I was happy to vote for several Senate bills that are good for the environment and the economy as well. As a leader in wind energy and ethanol, Iowa is showing the nation that clean energy works. Bipartisan s

    April 5, 2014

  • Sex and race equality There are several race and sex issues that need addressing. Let's look at a few of them with an ear to these questions: Should we insist upon equal treatment of people by race and sex or tolerate differences in treatment? And just how equal are peopl

    April 3, 2014

  • Duo to perform at library The Vermont singer/songwriter duo of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson will perform at the Clinton Public Library on Saturday at 2 p.m. on the second floor of the main library. The close harmony and traditional folk sound will please listeners of all age

    April 3, 2014

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With the Clinton County Justice Coordinating Commission and the Clinton County Board of Supervisors discussing proposals to construct a new jail, do you think the time has come for Clinton County to construct such a facility?

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