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Opinion

  • Newton’s water flows free of controversy

    Clean water. It is something that most people in the Newton area don’t think twice about. Grab a glass, turn on the faucet and get a drink.
    March 24, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • It’s always nice to go home

    Editor’s note: This column originally published March 25, 2016We are those empty nest people that ha ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • Let’s all go to the lobby

    Editor’s note: This column was originally published March 31, 2016.At the time of my first trip to t ...
    March 24, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • Seeking information about Iowa

    Dear people of the great state of Iowa,Hello! I am a fourth grade student in North Carolina. In four ...
    March 23, 2017 - 10:07 am
  • Health bill hurts older Iowans

    Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are considering a bill that would drive up health care costs for Iowans ages 50 to 64 by thousands of dollars a year. Th ...
    March 23, 2017 - 10:07 am
  • Column: The gift of friendship

    Life has a strange way of putting certain people in your life who just fit. People talk about making fast friends with someone, and I know first hand ...
    March 23, 2017 - 10:35 am
  • Surviving by Susie Clark

    Every once in a while a writer comes along who stands out from the rest. Usually this writer is in some publication. Susie Clark was in my creative wr ...
    March 23, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • Revenue concerns will cause a tighter budget

    The Senate passed several bills last week, including the following:House File 203, allows primary ro ...
    March 22, 2017 - 10:02 am
  • Are we on the verge of violence?

    Two weeks ago, political scientist Charles Murray of the American Enterprise Institute went to speak at Middlebury College. There, he was quickly surr ...
    March 22, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • Column: Taking on addiction, discovering hope

    There’s an old joke, usually attributed to Mark Twain, that goes something like this: “It’s easy to quit smoking ... I’ve done it hundreds of times.”
    March 22, 2017 - 10:34 am
  • Working Iowans forgotten again at the Capitol

    Workers’ Compensation HF 518 makes far reaching changes in Iowa’s current workers’ compensation law. The bill cuts benefits available to injured Iowa ...
    March 21, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • A rule for reporters

    Here is the rule for reporters in as short a form as I can provide.If the focus of your reporting is ...
    March 21, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Column: March Madness

    I am a fan of March Madness, tournament basketball and the excitement that comes from upsets and Cinderella teams. While the dozens of games that took ...
    March 21, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • Time to save ‘We the People’

    How many of the knowledgeable citizens know who George Soros is?Every adult with American citizenshi ...
    March 20, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Ignorant media

    Has the media gotten worse? Or am I just grouchier?Every day I see things that are wrong or that so ...
    March 20, 2017 - 9:58 am