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  • Fed up with water bill

    For the umpteenth time, I have had to fish my water bill cards from the bottom of the mailbox. Usually they are stuck to other pieces of mail or ads, ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Chronic disease is an epidemic

    Our country is facing an epidemic of chronic disease. An epidemic that is the leading cause of death and disability in our country. Despite this the p ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • No sport draws hate like soccer

    When soccer players flop down onto the turf and seem to exaggerate injury in widely televised international matches, it draws the ire of the social me ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • When do values trump democracy?

    Recently, a splinter of the powerful Turkish military attempted a coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an Islamist with a taste for the author ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • PAC contributions create slippery slope

    It is time for a change. This was Breckenridge’s theme in the democratic primary on June 7 against Dan Kelley, the incumbent for District 29. After th ...
    July 26, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Sick day

    I am bad at being sick. I can probably count on one hand how many times I have been sick since getting married and a few less than that how many sick ...
    July 26, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • We deserve the whole truth

    I’ve been silent too long. In these dangerous and frightening times, I want to report two stunning developments. One, after 14 years of cover-up, the  ...
    July 26, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • No lives matter

    I think this may be when black and white in America finally have it out, when we finish the race war that began at the end of the Civil War. There are ...
    July 26, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Wind is essential, but don’t forget solar

    I applaud the Newton Daily News for running the July 18 letter to the editor regarding wind energy in Iowa. While we are currently enjoying a lull in ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Ignoring politicians

    My Fox colleagues are in Cleveland, diligently interviewing Republicans. This week, they’ll interview Democrats. I’m glad they do it — because I despi ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Immune system, don’t fail me now

    Editor’s note: This column orignally published Aug. 3, 2015.For whatever reason I have a certain kna ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • What I’ve learned from weight loss

    like finding your Christmas presents three weeks before Christmas. You're in the basement doing laundry when in the corner of your eye you see wrapped ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • CCI needs your involvement

    We’re in a “movement moment” right now.More and more grassroots Iowans are getting involved in issue ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Bakken Pipeline update

    Authorization for taking private property away from individual landowners in Jasper County and allowing an out of state, limited liability corporation ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Keeping life easy

    Editor’s note: This column originally published July 29, 2015I’m low-maintenance. As I was puttering ...
    July 26, 2016 - 10:40 am