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  • Cross walk was meaningful worship experience

    Linda Curtis-StolperNewtonThe Mission Coalition would like to publicly thank all who helped make the ...
    April 9, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Iowa needs humane laws like SF 347

    Christian SchoonCedar RapidsThanks to Newton Daily News and reporter Jason Brooks for the recent art ...
    April 9, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • I just don’t ‘get’ competitive eating

    I don’t think any of us really know how rich or poor our families are when we’re growing up. It’s not until we’re older and see how others live that w ...
    April 8, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Puppy mill horrors hidden in USDA reports

    Darcy ShawNewtonThank you for sharing the plight of imprisoned dogs being manufactured in substandar ...
    April 8, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • The fascist left and same-sex marriage

    Last week, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a law with the same name as one signed on the federal level by President Bill Clinton in 1993, which was co- ...
    April 8, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Shopping with kids (and staying sane)

    Shopping with kids can be challenging when they are behaving and impossible when they are being difficult. I have taken my girls to shops, big box sto ...
    April 7, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Iowa’s ‘high quality instruction’

    Sue AtkinsonBaxterA short time ago, I had occasion to attend a meeting with the Heartland AEA and a ...
    April 7, 2015 - 11:09 am
  • Cookies from a gay guy

    In 1964, when I was 7, my father tended bar in a small place owned by a man everyone called “Ace.”Th ...
    April 7, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Helping veterans access the benefits they’ve earned

    Our veterans deserve to know all the benefits and programs they qualify for. That’s why the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee voted this week help vet ...
    April 6, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • A good-hearted woman and a good timin’ man

    For a time my husband and I were considering “Good Hearted Woman” for our wedding song. While we are both fans of Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, i ...
    April 6, 2015 - 3:08 pm
  • The next bubble

    They’re doing it again!When the last housing bubble burst, politicians blamed “greedy banks.” They s ...
    April 6, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • A thumping Cruz-a-palooza

    Senator Ted Cruz’s recent announcement of his presidential candidacy was a real Cruz-a-palooza.It wa ...
    April 6, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • The thrill of throwing

    I hear my name called and the world around me goes silent.I am focused on my goal, and what I need t ...
    April 3, 2015 - 10:57 am
  • Stark Choices: Budget vs. Republican plan

    The annual federal budget debate typically doesn’t excite many folks outside the Washington beltway. And with good reason – the Republican budget proc ...
    April 3, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Supporting bill a bill against hate groups

    First, I want to wish everyone an enjoyable Easter. I hope you and your family are able to get outside and enjoy nicer weather. It seems like winter i ...
    April 3, 2015 - 10:57 am
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