As the Clinton Herald Editorial Board was setting up candidate interviews in preparation for our endorsements, there was one candidate we interviewed who did not have an opponent.

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Today’s editorial detailing the race for Clinton County Treasurer marks the fourth and final endorsement that the Clinton Herald Editorial Board is making prior to Tuesday’s General Election.

Today marks our third day of endorsing candidates leading up to Tuesday’s General Election, with today’s focus on the Senate District 49 seat currently held by State Sen. Rita Hart.

The Clinton Herald Editorial Board, over two days in September, met with candidates for county and state seats to learn more about their campaigns, the issues that are important to them and their personal points of view about those topics.

When Bridgepoint Education announced Ashford University's campus on Bluff Boulevard would be closing to students in the spring of 2016, the follow-up question on everyone's mind was "What will happen to the campus?"

Throughout this week, we have published letters to the editor in this space detailing support for Mercy Medical Center's linear accelerator campaign.

When a family member or friend dies, his or her final resting place is one that should represent peace — a place where survivors can visit and find comfort and consolation.

As the calendar’s pages flip from spring into summer, its clean white pages can easily fill with ink if its days are used to map out the many things to do in Clinton.

It’s a little building at the corner of Sixth Avenue South and First Street in Clinton, but oh, how much it holds.

A perfect sunset that caps off a beautiful spring day along the Mississippi River. The crack of a LumberKings player’s bat as it connects with a baseball at Ashford University Field. A packed lawn in front of the Riverview Bandshell as a band — be it made up of high school students, the loca…

Here at the Clinton Herald, we recognize that you — our readers — are the reason we’re in business. So we are continually working to improve our products to make them easier and more enjoyable to use. That’s why we’re excited to share our newly redesigned websites and mobile apps with you.

The Clinton Herald publishes six days a week and each day, there are several recurring pages we make sure are included in your newspaper.

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.


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…

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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…

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

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.

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.

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.

‘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…

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