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  • All signs point to Branstad support of pipeline

    Ross GrootersPleasant HillGov. Terry Branstad raised hundreds of thousands of dollars out of Texas d ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • Good cop, bad cop

    Lately I’ve been thinking about my first job in high school. I was a waitress at a family-run restaurant that was a good blend of personalities, both ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 12:21 pm
  • Climate catastrophe

    People argue about whether the “consensus” of scientists is that we face disaster because of global warming. Instead of debating whether man’s greenho ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • How to honor kids who died at Sandy Hook

    Confronted by a hostile Republican Congress, President Barack Obama has chosen to flex his political muscles on a range of pressing issues.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • The most humble time of the year

    I’ve grown up blessed without much worry. Every December, I seem to joyfully skip around with a chee ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • Newton officers go the extra mile

    Gloria SimpsonNewtonDo you really know what your Newton Police officers do to keep Newton safe for y ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Support for blood drive appreciated

    Marilyn BerthelsenKelloggThe Kellogg Lions Club who sponsored the blood drive in Kellogg for LifeSer ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Good luck to Gearbots Lego team

    Rep. Dan KelleyNewtonTo the Jasper County 4-H Gearbots Lego team, I say, congratulation and good luc ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • To despair is to surrender

    This is how a Dec. 8 editorial of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial board began:“For the next tw ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • Harkin takes victory lap to close Senate era

    Iowa’s outgoing democratic Senator Tom Harkin had his curtain call last weekend on various regional and statewide media outlets after serving five ter ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Race Relations in America

    Race riots across the country, white police officers shooting black people, accusations of racism, discrimination and reverse discrimination fill the ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Citizen's Police Academy enlightening, engaging

    Christine PauleyNewtonToo often we blame someone else when we do something wrong and we forget to co ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:45 am
  • Dakota Access Pipeline would provide opportunities

    Scott MilesDes MoinesMy name is Scott Miles and I am a member of the Laborers International Union of ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Take my money — just don't take all of it

    As the holiday shopping season rolls along, many of us are thinking more about how much we’re going to spend or not spend on gifts and other purchases ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • For the win

    I’m thrilled to let you know that you’re the winner of Skyscanner’s New Discoveries contest. The prize is of two airline tickets to fly anywhere withi ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:34 am
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