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  • Abhorrent bills

    Where to start? HSB 133 shakes me to my shoes. This ALEC-written bill has so many concerns for Iowa citizens ... and I hope, readers, that you let you ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Disposable mentality prevails

    Concerning the Annex building — looks like the same mentality of the Newton Community School District — don’t bother maintaining existing buildings, t ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:42 am
  • Agnes Patterson fields need sidewalks

    First off let me say that our parks in Newton are awesome — the improvements done recently and the planned improvements are great.
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • US is a country of immigrants

    My grandfather Albert Joseph Bialek came to the United States from Poland (Galicia) in 1910. Per the Ellis Island website, he boarded the ship Kaiser ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:01 am
  • UAW leadership supports public employees

    Over the course of a week, I interact with hundreds of people. People working, shopping, relaxing, spending time with their loved ones.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Supports immigration ban for protection

    In response to Rev. Jessica Parker’s letter published Feb. 2, I write, also, as a person of faith, a believer of the Holy Bible and one who uphold our ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Farmers should be pleased with Glass-Steagall bill

    We have experienced more than two weeks of President Trump being in office.Is it good? I don’t know ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Trump bubble bursts

    No!The bubble burst. My fantasy died.I wasn’t a big Donald Trump backer — on TV I have called him a ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 10:15 am
  • Shame on Grassley

    This was a U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley’s paragraph in response to my call to protest the nomination of Sen. Sessions. “As Chairman of the Senate Judiciar ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Medicare works for America’s seniors

    With the inauguration behind us and the new administration moving full team ahead, I hope our new president will support Medicare Advantage.
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Cycling proposal is needless legislation

    I am aghast at how many people — both cyclists and non-cyclists — believe that requiring cyclists to operate with bicycle lights will solve the growin ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 10:14 am
  • Refugee ban isn’t the American way

    I write as a person of faith, as a Christian, who strongly believes in upholding our nation’s greatest ideals, our values, our principles upon which w ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • State Report Card uses misleading terms

    The State Report Card is out, using Iowa’s low standards rather than grade level standards, and other factors. Results are comparable to basic profici ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 10:50 am