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  • Fed up with water bill

    For the umpteenth time, I have had to fish my water bill cards from the bottom of the mailbox. Usually they are stuck to other pieces of mail or ads, ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Chronic disease is an epidemic

    Our country is facing an epidemic of chronic disease. An epidemic that is the leading cause of death and disability in our country. Despite this the p ...
    July 27, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • PAC contributions create slippery slope

    It is time for a change. This was Breckenridge’s theme in the democratic primary on June 7 against Dan Kelley, the incumbent for District 29. After th ...
    July 26, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • We deserve the whole truth

    I’ve been silent too long. In these dangerous and frightening times, I want to report two stunning developments. One, after 14 years of cover-up, the  ...
    July 26, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Wind is essential, but don’t forget solar

    I applaud the Newton Daily News for running the July 18 letter to the editor regarding wind energy in Iowa. While we are currently enjoying a lull in ...
    July 25, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • CCI needs your involvement

    We’re in a “movement moment” right now.More and more grassroots Iowans are getting involved in issue ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Bakken Pipeline update

    Authorization for taking private property away from individual landowners in Jasper County and allowing an out of state, limited liability corporation ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Support Safe Routes to School

    I support the use of DOT funds to support the Safe Routes to Schools program. Allowing children safe and efficient ways to use active transportation t ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Disappointed in city’s marketing plan

    As the former Director of Marketing and Tourism for the Jasper County Alliance for Economic Development I am extremely disappointed to learn what is h ...
    July 21, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • No bike lanes needed on First Avenue

    I read with interest the editorial of July 13. I would agree with your opinion, but you didn’t mention anything regarding the proposed bicycle lanes.
    July 21, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Rage and hate begets rage and hate

    I felt I needed to write in light of all the tensions going on in the past few months in our nation. We have seen the horrific actions against the LGB ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:37 am
  • Newton Municipal Band thanks community

    The fourth and final concert at Maytag Park completed the season, a tradition going back to 1890 — more than 125 years.
    July 19, 2016 - 11:31 am
  • It’s time to regulate firearms

    I am ashamed, I say again, ashamed to be a life-member of the NRA. I will not resign my membership, however. Every month I receive their magazine. I d ...
    July 18, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Data centers, renewable energy thrive in Iowa

    Smart decisions can help Iowa’s economy grow. That’s the lesson of Facebook’s Altoona data center. The factors that got Facebook’s attention are also ...
    July 18, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Separation of church, state understanding is skewed

    On Jan. 10, 1963 a document published by the Communist Party USA was read before a joint session of congress and subsequently entered into the Congres ...
    July 15, 2016 - 10:59 am