• Payton will work for Jasper County

    Beth ZahuronesBaxterI am writing to voice my support for Patrick Payton for the Iowa House. Patrick ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Top four reasons to vote for Branstad

    Kathy TiptonNewton1. Tax payers must reimburse two DOT workers for their wrongful firings ($420,000) ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • White man's Jesus

    He was white. All you had to do was look. The statues. The crucifix. The little pictures in our little books. All showed a plainly Caucasian Christ.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Kelley is a leader in green energy

    Jane KrentzStillwater, Minn.I served in the Minnesota Senate for 10 years, and was the chair of the ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Heartsill has proven record

    Norman RozendaalMonroeThe midterm election is almost upon us once again. Once voting day on Nov. 4 h ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Sweet dreams

    Sleep. I never knew how much I actually loved sleep until it was taken away from me. That is how the saying goes, you don’t know what you’ve got until ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Kelley is advocate for veterans

    Bob KrauseDes MoinesI would like to thank the people of House District 29 in Newton and surrounding ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Crumbling constitution

    Does the Constitution still matter?When it was written, Ben Franklin said the Founders gave us a rep ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Newspapers still aren't dying

    Have you heard that newspapers are dying? Me too. Almost every time I mention my career to people — ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:49 pm
  • Payton will help control government spending

    Dale MakiNewtonFollow the money. It’s a simple idea, but one that is often lost on our elected offic ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Kelley is a strong voice at statehouse

    Working in corrections is difficult and dangerous work. This has been especially true in recent years as the state’s correctional facilities have been ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Accelerate prosperity, reverse Uncle Sam’s overdrive

    Underemployment is up. Wage growth is down. Job openings are up. Hiring is down. Student debt is up. Job optimism is down. Consumer debt is up. The pe ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Whoa to our runaway tongues

    In May 1997, I was a reporter assigned to interview spiritual author Deepak Chopra, who upon meeting me asked whether I could drive him to where our i ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:27 am
  • Vote for Allen, Ernst, and Payton

    Chris BollhoeferNewtonChaz Allen has been a true leader through some dark times in Newton. Having wo ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Confronting the Disability Unemployment Crisis

    Over half a century ago, when my brother Frank was at the Iowa School for the Deaf, he was told he could be one of three things: a printer, a cobbler, ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:07 pm
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