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  • Fishing adventures

    Diary of a fisherwoman, take two.A few weeks ago, my column discussed my return to the fishing world ...
    NEW: July 29, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Is it Mom clean?

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Oct. 9, 2015Wow, I think it’s finally sinking in.Col ...
    NEW: July 29, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Loving America means finding fault with it

    I was sitting on a bus one summer, chatting with a man behind me who’d worked all over the world in the U.S. foreign service. Like many conversations ...
    NEW: July 29, 2016 - 10:49 am
  • Those who dine together

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Aug. 6, 2015.There was a little Ethiopian food resta ...
    July 28, 2016 - 11:49 am
  • EPA should do more to prevent chemical disasters that threaten local economies

    Chemical disasters can be devastating to local economies. Just ask West Virginia businesses whose economy lost $19 million per day after the Elk River ...
    July 28, 2016 - 11:47 am
  • Sunday scam

    It was a hot Sunday afternoon, one of those days when it’s punishing to be outdoors, like when the sweat starts to boil on your forehead. I actually e ...
    July 28, 2016 - 11:47 am
  • 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