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With the birth of our new website wdadvocatenews.com in 2016, I was asked a few times about the newspaper, more specifically, if we are “getting rid of the paper” or “Will we still have the … more
While knocking on your doors last year, I heard many comments about childcare. The high costs and limited availability of childcare can be a significant barrier for parents getting into and … more
April 3, 2019 marked the 10th anniversary of the Iowa Supreme Court’s Varnum vs. Brien decision, which legalized same-sex marriage in our state. We were only the third state in America to … more
Editor:What makes me an American?Not just that I was born here. Being an American carries a larger meaning than that simple accident of birth.I am an American, because I believe in the principles and … more
To truly do the 121st Wilton High School Alumni Banquet justice, I must refer to an old juvenile adage of simply — “You had to be there.” For the second straight year, Joe Brammeier (WHS … more
When I heard that Wilton Jr./Sr. High language arts teacher Marcia Hetzler had resurrected the Wilton eighth grade Washington, D.C. trip, I was extremely happy. Around five years ago, the annual … more
Editor: I am writing in response to a Wilton Beaver Tale editorial printed March 28 by Katelyn Buckland. It is sad to hear high school kids have so much stress. Is it jobs, sports or family … more
Editor: Some of us are weary of the two parties attempting to only embarrass the other party while avoiding solving real problems. Here is a short list of subjects that any voter can ask … more
Last week the Capitol saw a big priority of mine make important progress. I have been a champion of fighting animal cruelty for the last several years, and last week one of the bills I have been … more
Recent flooding across Iowa has caused, by Governor Reynolds’ estimation, approximately $1.6 billion — with a “B” — in property damages, since floodwaters started rising in mid March. Some … more
During every legislative session I either host or attend 20-plus legislative forums and listening posts. They take place in every corner of the district plus Muscatine and Iowa City. Constituent … more
For those of us that watch cable news nightly or even take it step(s) further and watch Fox News, CNN, MSNBC or other stations, one thing that has remained a constant in the past couple years is that … more
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