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  • In good company

    Every now and then routine hits hard, and familiarity can cloud an appreciation for daily surroundings. All we need then is a new perspective.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Education, wind energy crucial for Iowa

    Good luck and congratulations to students and educators on a great start to the school year. My number one priority in the Iowa House is making Jasper ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Debt buyers bury hard-hit consumers in lies

    Editor’s Note: David Sirota is off this week.Good news, people: The “boom” is back! Yes, good times ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 11:33 am
  • What happens in China doesn’t stay in China

    New Jersey Governor and GOP presidential hopeful Chris Christie is not worried about the recent volatility in China’s economy. That’s what he told pro ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Gnome Home

    Kenny Greer and Sharon Cook, of Salem, are at it again. Not content with the replica of a Dutch Windmill they built in their yard, complete with 86 ha ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Women’s equality 95 years later

    On Aug. 26, 1920 the 19th amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote, officially became part of the United States Constitution. The anniversa ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Wrigley Field is indeed a special place

    The first time I walked into Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium, I knew I was someplace special — partly because no one was talking about it being a special ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Vote Cantu for school board

    Don PoynterNewtonI am endorsing Josh Cantu for the Newton School Board. As chair of the Newton Plann ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Josh Duggar and the nasty left

    Last week, Internet criminals responsible for hacking the adultery website Ashley Madison released full records of those who registered to use the ser ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • The greatest fair of them all

    Another year, another trip to the fair is in the books. In an effort to go to the fair every year since I was born, and starting that tradition with m ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • I’m casual about mangoes now

    I opened my lunchbox at work and someone asked me what kind of sandwich I was packing.“Ham and Swiss ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Bear this in mind

    On Aug. 7, an experienced hiker was found dead and half eaten by a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park. The offending bear was later euthanized.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • So long sweet summer

    By far the most commonly expressed question in recent weeks: where did summer go? It’s all too famil ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Breaking the rules

    Humans need rules. Rules make life more predictable. But when the rules multiply, the world needs some rule-breakers.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • Who’s the real troublemaker in the Middle East?

    Except for maybe the Affordable Care Act, nothing gets Republican politicians fired up like Iran.In ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 11:27 am
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