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Letters

  • Does Iowa care about animal rights?

    Ali IsermanMount PleasantIf you take a close look at our current laws regarding commercial dog breed ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Weeds dominate Republican field

    Joel WormleyNewtonAs a member of a family which, patrilineally, has been Republican since Mr. Lincol ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • State issues should take precedence

    I received a birthday card in the mail last week from our state representative Dan Kelley. Although it is always nice to receive a birthday card, I fo ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 10:41 am
  • Hard-working Iowans deserve a raise

    Tammy BeouurekBelle PlaineIowa is well behind the times when it comes to valuing its workforce and i ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • Will Fiorina stand with Planned Parenthood?

    Ellen M. O’DonnellColfaxI was at the “Coffee with Carly” event Monday in Colfax as a dissenter on Ca ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • Time for a change

    Dana WoodyNewton    I was disappointed when I saw Rep. Dan Kelley’s financial statement listed recen ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Grassley wants his day in court

    Chris SchwartzWaterlooIn his first year as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, U.S. Senator ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • The blow out

    Dan SchmittMarshalltownWell here we are! I’m not the Daniel that could read the hand writing on the ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:27 am
  • An invitation

    Patrick PaytonNewtonThe first in the nation Iowa caucus will be held Feb. 1. I wish to invite all re ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Another new ‘local’ book at our library

    John McNeerNewtonRecently, Rod Slings presented a fascinating program to our local Rotary Club membe ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 10:50 am