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  • Long-term care demands long-term solution

    Kimberly MylesDes MoinesIn 2013, almost half a million Iowans were over the age of 65, and Iowa rank ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Resist government control?

    I got two tickets last week. Same truck. Same time.The first ticket was for parking on the sidewalk. ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Love it or leave it

    Editor’s Note: This column was orginally published Jan. 12, 2015.Well, here you are again, Old Man W ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Economic myths

    Hillary Clinton: “Of course we want to raise the minimum wage!”Donald Trump: If we trade with China, ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 11:17 am
  • Tales of a winter birthday

    Your birthday should always be a special day. It’s the day your story begins and is something you will acknowledge for the rest of your life.
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:47 am
  • Financial needs will grow with backpack program changes

    Linda Curtis-StolperNewtonIn the fall of 2012, volunteers gathered to address concerns that some New ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:47 am
  • Even grown-up girls just wanna have fun

    I’m a cautious person by nature — well, maybe it was environmental conditioning. When I was young, I grew up hearing “someone always sees everything y ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:47 am
  • Problems persist with Medicaid

    Sue AndersonNewtonMy husband and I have been disabled for many years. We have dealt with both Medica ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:47 am
  • Ghost(s)

    I was dog tired, both physically and mentally, from the stress of moving. Ginnie was staying overnight in Ottumwa, getting her house ready to put on t ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Big upsets with a side of Iowa pride

    Last week Iowa officially became the state where No. 1 ranked teams come to lose. All three of the state’s public universities have beaten topped-rate ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 4:42 pm
  • Let’s protect our natural resources

    Wes BreckenridgeNewtonThe Iowa legislative session is upon us, and lawmakers have many priorities to ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 10:53 am
  • In response to Mr. Shapiro

    Luke RavenMarshalltownOn the Statue of Liberty it reads, “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddle ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • We can always agree to disagree

    President Obama said during his final State of the Union address last week that he has few regrets moving into the final year of his presidency with o ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 12:44 pm
  • Bowie reminded us why we need art

    As the passing of entertainers becomes more and more high-profile with the growth of digital media, there’s the pushback that we should be honoring mi ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Declining revenue will make budget process difficult

    Last week, we began the second year of the 86th General Assembly with the House and Senate getting back to work. Business ramped up Tuesday with the g ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 10:50 am