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Editor: The editorial sections in small town papers can certainly get colorful at times, and while I appreciate the comments and I am so glad that citizens feel comfortable sharing their … more
Editor: I was disheartened and surprised to learn that only 30 percent of young people (college age, I believe) will vote in this week’s election, according to statistics I have seen, while 81 … more
Editor: I’m a proud union pipe fitter and predominately vote Democrat. But I have always said, if both parties do not work together, nothing will change for the better. Bobby Kaufmann’s … more
Editor: The difference between doing something and doing nothing is everything. My single vote is almost nothing, but not quite. Each of us, with our one vote, determines our politics, our … more
Editor: Hundreds of thousands of Iowans are making their voices heard by casting a ballot in the November elections. Are you one of them? If so, thank you for voting. If you’re not, why … more
Unemployment is low in Iowa, and business leaders say they need more skilled workers. So why aren’t people flocking here from around the country to take our jobs? Maybe because our state has … more
In the midst of being flooded this week with political letters to the editor, I still want to focus on our big news. Yet while on the subject of political letters to the editor, hopefully our readers … more
Editor: Every two years we encounter the same problem, our favorite TV shows are not any fun to watch because of all the campaign ads. If you are a Republican such as I am or somebody that … more
Editor: Election Day is near. There is no doubt that the direction of this nation’s future will be determined by this vote of the people. We are a nation founded with a “government of the … more
Editor: What behavior do most fair-minded and polite citizens expect of their elected officials? Governor Robert Ray came to mind when I compiled a short list of desirable qualities: * Some … more
Editor: I am a strong supporter of Bobby Kaufmann. Do I agree with him on every vote? No. Do I believe that he will always think of his constituents and district first? Absolutely. Only three … more
Editor: Every campaigning season, prior to an election, potential candidates file paperwork, hang their shingle and wait for donations to start pouring in. They knock doors, attend public … more
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