Franchise fees affect all utilities

Editorial for Nov. 15

Spread the joy this holiday season

Today officially starts our run to the holidays and the end of 2017, with Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s.

Keep Halloween safe for everyone

Tuesday is Halloween, and with the leaves changing color and chill in the air, it seems a perfect time for some spooky fun.

It’s time to start talking about it

It’s a sticky subject, suicide is.

Crowdsourcing is ‘buyer beware’

It’s sad, but true.

Newspapers keep you out of the dark

What a somber start to the month, with multiple deaths in Polk County from car accidents, as reported in last week’s paper, to a mass shooting in Las Vegas that affects us all as we mourn with victims and their loved ones, to communities still recovering from massive hurricanes.

Online news will no longer be free

For more than a decade, we have published our news free online. Beginning Monday, we will offer online subscriptions.

It’s better to ask

We’re in the business of asking questions. Sometimes, those questions are hard ones, and, honestly, we often know the answer before we ask. But we still have to ask.

Slow down, leave early for school

Editorial for Sept. 6

Postal reform needed soon

Most people get mail Monday through Saturday. But what happens when the mail comes later than we expect?

The eclipse — and eclipse visitors — arrive this week

Whether you’re looking forward to the Great American Eclipse Monday and all that goes with it, or dreading the predictions of tens of thousands of tourists flooding Polk County, it’s here.

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Educate visitors on fire danger

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Dallas needs to weigh options

Editorial for July 26

Eclipse to provide chance to show off

Editorial for July 19

Be inspired to take action

Editorial for July 9



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