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Wisconsin governor Scott Walker calls for Constitutional amendment on same sex marriage

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker calls for Constitutional amendment on same sex marriage

From Wisconsin Governor (and potential Presidential candidate) Scott Walker – I believe this Supreme Court decision is a grave mistake. Five unelected judges have taken it upon themselves to redefine…

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

From Senator Amanda Ragan – Iowa’s great quality of life is bolstered by arts, culture and recreation. These opportunities are important to community development, enriching local amenities and attracting young…

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

From Rep. Sharon Steckman – After a month of overtime, we wrapped up the 2015 legislative session earlier this month on Friday, June 5th. There was progress made this year…

Ernst supports trade powers for President

Ernst supports trade powers for President

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst issued the following statement after voting in support of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). “Trade Promotion Authority is foundational to opening up…

City of Mason City expense report, June 18, 2015

City of Mason City expense report, June 18, 2015

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 6/18/2015 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————- ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OTHER SUPPLIES 268.91 AHLERS AND COONEY PC NEGOTIATIONS 600.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND…

Opinion: Tornquist snuck out of town so he wouldn’t have to drink mayor’s Kool-Aid

Opinion: Tornquist snuck out of  town so he wouldn’t have to drink mayor’s Kool-Aid

Opinion of Peter Children of Mason City – I enjoy Monday’s for any number of reasons.  It’s the day the country opens its door to business after shutting down for…

Opinion: You’ll be stuck paying for hotel and hockey rink long after Bookmeyer leaves

Commentary: Downtown Mason City The enthusiasm shown by local media outlets is to be expected; the Globe Gazette and KGLO along with the local CBS television station are all in…

Confederate flag: Symbol of hate or symbol for war heroes?

Confederate flag: Symbol of hate or symbol for war heroes?

NIT – Former Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney took an aggressive stance in the wake of the shooting deaths of nine African-American people in South Carolina. Mitt Romney called for…

President Obama glad to hear Pope believes in climate change caused by humans

President Obama glad to hear Pope believes in climate change caused by humans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama welcomed the revelation from Pope Francis that climate change is caused at least partly by human actions and that it must be reversed. President…

City of Mason City expense report, June 11, 2015

City of Mason City expense report, June 11, 2015

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 6/11/2015 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ————————- ABC LOCK SERVICEREPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 60.40 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 162.55 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND…

Opinion: Don’t be fooled by frauds, applaud those who achieve through hard work

Opinion by Matt Marquardt – You may have read in the news about the white woman from out west who pretended to be black and has now been revealed as…

NAACP leader who claims to be black, but family says is white, quits

NAACP leader who claims to be black, but family says is white, quits

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – A leader of the NAACP who has reportedly claimed to be black for years and was outted by her family as white, has quit the organization. The…

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

From Senator Amanda Ragan – The recently completed 2015 session required compromise on important efforts to grow Iowa’s middle class, but this year also saw bipartisan successes. In particular, the…

Obama slammed by his own party on trade

Obama slammed by his own party on trade

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives dealt President Barack Obama a crushing blow in shooting down a trade bill that would have given him powers to fast-track trade…

NAACP leader claims to be black, but family says she’s white

NAACP leader claims to be black, but family says she’s white

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – A leader of the NAACP who has reportedly claimed to be black for years has been outted by her family as white. In fact, according to the…

Husband of slain Omaha police officer speaks out

Husband of slain Omaha police officer speaks out

From the Omaha, Nebraska Police Department: On May 20, 2015 the Omaha Police Department, the community and more importantly, the family of Officer Kerrie Orozco suffered a devastating loss. Hector…

Legislative update from Representative Todd Prichard

Legislative update from Representative Todd Prichard

From Representative Todd Prichard – I must confess that the egg is one of my favorite foods. I like them fried, over easy, poached, you name it. Admittedly, I have…

Vocal minority nearly shuts down prayer, flag salute at Senior Center

Vocal minority nearly shuts down prayer, flag salute at Senior Center

MASON CITY – Seniors tell NorthIowaToday.com that complaints about a prayer and flag salute nearly shut down those traditions at the Mason City Senior Center. A call to the Senior…

Franklin County Republicans won’t stand for government seizure of private property

Franklin County Republicans won’t stand for government seizure of private property

HAMPTON – At the June 1 Franklin County Republican Central Committee meeting, the committee unanimously approved a motion to adopt a statement of principle based on recent news of private…

Mason City joins 3rd annual Global Climb Out of the Darkness

MASON CITY JOINS 3rd ANNUAL GLOBAL CLIMB OUT OF THE DARKNESS Climb Out events will be held worldwide to raise awareness of maternal mental health disorders MASON CITY, IA –…

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