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  • Veterans should come before advertising

    Dan KelleyNewtonI appreciate the opportunity to respond to Mr. Doug Bishop’s recent Letter to the Ed ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Locals don’t support Bakken pipeline proposal

    Kathy HoldeferMingoThe Des Moines Register recently reported that a majority of Iowans supportthe pr ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • My love for space solidified with a chip dipped in quesso

    The first time I saw the solar system’s giant Jupiter was outside Pancheros. In Iowa City during my college years, midnight runs to get a fresh burrit ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Kelley missed the mark on veterans bill vote

    Doug BishopBaxterThe Iowa Veterans Trust Fund has been in existence since 2009. It has supplied a fu ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Angels in disguise

    Erin Harris, of Ottumwa, thought the male jogger didn’t look too well, as she drove along busy North Court St. in Ottumwa, on Friday afternoon, Jan. 2 ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:24 am
  • Speed of big rigs poorly enforced

    Hermon LenzSumnerIowa always makes the dirty top five states in the U.S. for having an above average ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Plenty of open meetings seats still available

    OK, folks — here’s the deal. Your future is being planned without you.This has probably been happeni ...
    March 18, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Honoring America’s Farmers on National Ag Day

    For more than 40 years we have celebrated National Ag Day as a time to pause and honor the American farmer. Today, our farmers are the most productive ...
    March 18, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • We must ensure safety of our armed forces

    Maurice H. PhillipsNewtonHaving served as a general in the Iowa Army National Guard, there is little ...
    March 18, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • The charmless Hillary juggernaut

    Hillary Clinton is not a pleasant human being, by all available evidence. She does not convince; she browbeats. She does not discuss; she lectures. He ...
    March 18, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Fight, fight, fight for Iowa!

    I am an Iowa Hawkeye fan. I bleed black and gold. I spent four years at the University of Iowa getting my degree in journalism and visit several Satur ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • Sorry, we’re out of poison

    The American prison system is probably the only place in the country where you can’t find enough drugs to overdose. Once again, states, terrified they ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:22 am
  • A person’s a person, no matter how small

    This past week the Iowa House of Representatives debated and passed House File 573, a bill requiring an abortion provider to certify that prior to the ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:22 am
  • Warm weather = happy people

    As I type, the current temperature is 70 degrees. My motivation for being inside, writing a column is well below zero.
    March 16, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Bipartisan senate supports access to mental health services

    The state of Iowa needs to do more — not less — to ensure that all Iowans have access to mental health services.
    March 16, 2015 - 11:19 am
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