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Editorials

  • Water quality efforts fall further with loss of Leopold Center funding

    In a time when water quality from farm runoff has been front and center in state politics, it is interesting the state legislature voted to eliminate ...
    May 19, 2017 - 10:06 am
  • Editorial: City should make cemetery maintenance a priority

    If you’re placing flowers at your mother’s grave this weekend in one of Newton’s two cemeteries you’ll more than likely be greeted with unsightly weed ...
    May 12, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Editorial: Newton should opt out of fireworks legislation

    This Independence Day could be a lot louder in Newton, and many other Iowa communities, after new developments from the 2017 Iowa Legislative Session.
    May 8, 2017 - 11:27 am
  • Medical cannabis oil expansion a tiny step in the right direction

    The Iowa Legislature made a modest stride forward with a medical cannabis oil bill slated for Gov. Terry Branstad’s signature.
    April 28, 2017 - 10:04 am