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  • Iowa’s ranking is plummeting

    The Iowa legislative session for this year is over, and some are bemoaning the low increase in school funding. According to the OECD, which administer ...
    May 2, 2017 - 9:41 am
  • Legislature fails on factory farm crisis

    Each year, 22 billion gallons of toxic, untreated waste are discharged onto our land from the thousands of corporate-sponsored hog confinements across ...
    April 26, 2017 - 10:16 am
  • ‘Starter homes’ should be less expensive

    As I’m reading the Newton Daily News Progress edition April 20, I’m drawn into the D&D Program to beautify Newton. The city has invested a lot of mone ...
    April 26, 2017 - 10:16 am
  • ‘America First’ requires proper certification

    President Trump recently signed a “Buy American, Hire American” executive order, directing federal agencies to implement his campaign promises. Howeve ...
    April 26, 2017 - 10:16 am
  • Ending abuse is everyone’s business

    April is a busy month for those of us who serve victims of violent crimes, abuse and sexual assault. April is both National Sexual Assault Awareness M ...
    April 25, 2017 - 11:17 am
  • JCAA brings awesome night of comedy, music

    Now that “Jesus Christ Superstar” is over, I had an opportunity to be on the other side of the stage participating with a well attended audience with ...
    April 24, 2017 - 10:05 am
  • Volunteers make annual Cross Walk a success

    Newton’s downtown churches hosted the annual Way of the Cross Walk on Good Friday, April 14. The Mission Coalition, which organized the walk, would li ...
    April 24, 2017 - 10:05 am