Opinion

Preserve public employees’ collective bargaining rights

What can we expect from a Republican-controlled state assembly during the 2017 session? For starters, we can look for Chapter 20 to be ripped apart, t ...

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Still waiting for Trump the uniter

During his inaugural address on Friday, President Donald Trump proclaimed, #x201c;When America is united, America is unstoppable.#x201d;We agree. Unfo ...

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Letter: Continue funding Planned Parenthood

Our governor has suddenly changed course and has decided that state-run medical programs aren't so bad after all. Gov. Terry Branstad turned the Medic ...

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Letters: Trump’s presidency will bring change

Change is about to happen with Donald Trump becoming president. It might be a good change or it might not be good at all.The GOP is running the show a ...

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Letters: Tax cuts lead to cuts in services

In the Iowa Statehouse, we are seeing the recurring Republican #x201c;tax cut/cut services#x201d; cycle. They are cutting spending for higher educatio ...

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Let the spotlight shine on high school athletes

Staff editorial,Media guidelines for state high school athletic tournaments don't usually make big headlines.But restricted media access to this year' ...

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Letters: Washington march show of unity

Marilyn Davenport, Denise Mineck and Velga Easker:The 'hounds have been released' frightening many of us. Your participation in the Women's March on W ...

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Marion ordinance sparks stir over speech rights

Big protests are about to grab national attention, but a much smaller demonstration is sparking a stir in Marion.Last September, Rick Stewart and a co ...

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Letters: Parallels to be found between “circuses”

#x201c;Sad#x201d; to see Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus fold up their tent after 147 years of entertaining us. Not surprising though as I'm ...

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Letter: The benefits of privatizing Congress

No need to go elsewhere when privatization is the go-to solution. Nothing is off the table - health care, schools, social security and prisons, to nam ...

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Letter: Voter ID proposal cannot be justified

Recently, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate released a proposal for a voter ID law. A simple cost/benefit analysis suggests this is a big government s ...

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Letter: Hopeful lawmakers puruse energy strategy

The U.S. can become an energy superpower. In order for that to happen, we must not only be able to produce energy for our citizens, but we have to be ...

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