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  • Loebsack has championed solutions for college students

    Phyllis WeeksKnoxvilleAs a grandparent of two students with student loans, I believe there is only o ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Ernst is a strong leader with common sense

    Jerald W. NelsonNewtonI have never done a letter to the editor before now, but I’ve been supporting ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • No sleep till Brooklyn

    It’s an odd thing to have a Beastie Boys song stuck in your head as you’re grieving the loss of a friend, but I know Diane Goodlow would understand.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • Federal persecutors

    A group of Washington overlords — federal prosecutors — sometimes break rules and wreck people’s lives.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:58 am
  • Campaign contribution comparison proves revealing

    Roger W. Barr Jr.NewtonThe race for state representative in Jasper County is getting pretty interest ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Digs at Chaz Allen unfounded

    Cindy LindstromNewtonFirst let me start off by saying that I do not like all the mudslinging that go ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Great minds don't think alike

    I attended the League of Women Voters candidate forum last Thursday at the Newton City Hall where I was pleasantly surprised by what I gained out of t ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 8:29 pm
  • Kelley is an ineffective legislator

    Tom DuVallNewtonFor four years now, Jasper County has had a largely ineffective state representative ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Kelley is committed to Jasper County, Iowa

    Sandy OpstvedtStory CityA vote for Dan Kelley is a vote for Iowa. Rep. Kelley has served not only hi ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Twerk on, sisters

    The first time I saw the video of Miley Cyrus twerking with Robin Thicke...Let’s start over.I can’t ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:34 pm
  • Dog owners live longer

    We’ve all known, or at least suspected, this for a long time. But now it’s official.According to Lab ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • You just got ‘Richsplained’

    Tiffany Beroid, a mother and Wal-Mart employee in Laurel, Md., was forced to drop out of college because of her employer’s low wages and erratic sched ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Ernst is right for Iowa

    Dan MallietAmesPresident Obama recently said, “I am not on the ballot this fall. But make no mistake ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Let’s not call it goodbye, but see you later Part I

    Sometimes it's best to just hear straight from the horse’s mouth, so here it goes — I have accepted a position at another news outlet and next week wi ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Butterbeer season

    With a chill in the air and Halloween just around the corner, one thing is abundantly clear: It’s butterbeer season!
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:07 pm
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