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Iowans making tough choices

Last month, Senator Ernst endorsed bipartisan legislation to hold Big Pharma accountable and lower prescription drug prices for Iowa seniors…

Governor Reynold’s Invest in Iowa plan will throw our mental health system into chaos.Her plan calls…

Supporting charities and nonprofits

As you evaluate a COVID-19 emergency aid package, I urge you to support charities and nonprofit organizations serving vulnerable people and …

Thank you, Newton Public Library patrons

On behalf of Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Newton’s consortium of volunteers from several local mainline churches dedicated to helping citize…

Time to think of others

I have been very disappointed lately in how the people in Newton have acted. I’m sure it’s the same all over but seeing it personally is rev…

Be proactive

The tragic deaths at a nursing home in Washington state due to coronavirus have brought renewed scrutiny to how prepared these facilities ar…

Iowa legislature deserves thanks

As a mother, I have found it extremely difficult to find quality, affordable childcare for my seven-year-old son. I was undoubtedly pleased …

It's not just disruptive behavior

Two bills in the current legislative session are SF 2350 and HSB 598. Both deal with classroom behavior, looking for ways to change the resp…
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