Editorial: Good news for Iowa's economy

As the national economy moves in fits and starts, Iowa continues to enjoy an economic recovery that has outpaced that of the much of the country. On Thursday, an Iowa Workforce Development report pegged statewide unemployment at 4.6 percent, down from 5.3 percent a year ago. The national unemployment rate, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics is three points higher, at 7.6 percent.

Beall: Cracking down on art

As part of a new summer initiative, the Iowa City police are cracking down on graffiti. They hope that their new plans, which involve putting to work kids from the juvenile court system and a city youth program, will help to erase graffiti more quickly than in the past.  But should the city crack down on graffiti?

Elliot: What's up with our friendly GOP?

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