Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Evans: It's time for leaders to address 'the Big C' in Iowa

No problem is so big that we can’t run from it – or at least avoid thinking about it. That’s human nature.

There are many concerns that should command our attention but do not. Too often, we hope or assume a serious problem will go away or will spare us.

In the aftermath of the Covid pandemic, too many of us discount whatever the scientists tell us – as if the anonymous pundit on social media knows more than the people who have devoted their lives to studying a particular problem.

But there is something else I have come to realize, unfortunately. Government leaders in Iowa have shown little in...