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  • It’s the time of year to be with the ones you love

    Editors note: This story originally appeared in the Dec. 18, 2014 edition of the Newton Daily News.M ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Collaborative solutions needed for mental health crisis

    Wes BreckenridgeNewtonMental illness impacts millions of Americans every year. Meanwhile, the resour ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • Moving blues

    Aaaargh! We’re never moving again! What we thought was going to be an easy melding of two households into one, has proved to be a nightmare times two. ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Iowa must ‘weed out’ a compromise

    When the Iowa Legislature convenes for its 90th session on Jan. 11 of next year, it will be expected to quickly resolve some of its squabbles that wer ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Disagrees with city council action

    Joan MyersNewtonIn regard to the street lights near the Newton Plaza Apartments, I whole heartedly d ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Hiking trails have more oversight than pipeline

    Mark EdwardsBooneI retired as trails coordinator from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources after ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Let’s honor our veterans

    Rep. Dan KelleyNewtonThis Veterans Day, let’s take a moment to remember something important about ve ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Republicans vs. the media

    For years, I have been begging Republicans to stand up to the mainstream media. The left has dominated the media for as long as I’ve been alive. Yet R ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Adding another candle

    The time of year to add another candle to my birthday cake is here once again. Last year was the big one, exiting my 20s and having to reply, 30, when ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • If none of these guys can win, why are they all still running for president?

    I follow some of these low-pollers on Twitter. I see their vision for America and their television schedules. And I see the comments that accompany th ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • A high school athlete in heroin’s deadly grip

    Middle-class white kids overdosing on heroin will do for junkies what AIDs did for promiscuous gay men.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Every nine seconds

    Tiffany remembers the first time she was threatened by her boyfriend because it was a significant day — their son’s first birthday. Emotions were runn ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • The governor who thought he was king

    Our system of government is set up with a series of checks and balances. Right now, Iowans picked a divided government, which means we have to work to ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Beat the elite

    We love to complain about elites, people who seem to have a special advantage, privileges in life.I ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • The things I remember

    I grew up in a tight-knit family environment. I tell people about annual big get-togethers with my mom’s siblings and their families. I also grew up o ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 10:47 am