Letters to the Editor

Letter: Monica Vernon is a trusted leader

Monica Vernon and her family were great neighbors of ours, she is a great mom and wife, and a dedicated community leader. I trust her and I know she'l ...

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Letter: Vote for Pat Heiden on June 7

Join us in voting for Pat Heiden in the June 7 Democratic primary election for Johnson County Board of Supervisors and again in the November general e ...

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Letter: BDS exists to stop abuse of rights

Regarding David Nadler's April 22 column #x201c;BDS bill supports Israel#x201d;:Nadler says the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) is an effort to des ...

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Letter: City wrong to impose new tax

The May 14 editorial #x201c;Council strikes balance between responsibility and flexibility#x201d; informed me of another new surprise tax on businesse ...

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Letter: Stacey Walker is reliable leader

We stood along the track in the #x201c;high-five line#x201d; at this year's Special Olympics Summer Games, greeting the athletes as they ran onto the ...

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Letter: Vote for Kurt Friese, Jason Lewis

Kurt Friese and Jason Lewis are outstanding candidates for two seats on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. At the League of Women Voters forum b ...

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Letter: Why does Iowa need an energy plan?

Just as the case for wind and solar energy is collapsing around the world, the state of Iowa is in the process of developing an Iowa Energy Plan.How d ...

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Letter: Energy independence is vital to economy

I was pleased to see U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz address the importance of energy independence during his tour through Iowa. Secretary Moniz ...

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Letter: Voice concerns about factory farm rules

Every five years, Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reviews and makes changes to Iowa's factory farm rules. Iowans have a chance to weigh in ...

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Letter: Felons deserve the right to vote

Justice reform is happening nationwide, so give the constitutional right to vote to all citizens in Iowa. Prison terms are being shortened and people ...

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Letter: Vote Rod Sullivan for Johnson Supervisor

Incumbent Johnson County Supervisor Rod Sullivan stands out as the best candidate in the June 7 primary election.His list of accomplishments as a supe ...

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Letter: Donald Trump used tricks to succeed

How did Donald Trump beat everybody? At the moment, Trump appears to be taking over the Republican party. In article published on entrepreneur.com, ma ...

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Letter: Vote Gull for Linn Supervisor

After seeing the performance of the Democratic county supervisors in budgeting and relations with the county auditor, I wondered who might step forwar ...

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Letter: Roundabouts do not make roads safer

At a 4-way stop, everyone has their turn to use the intersection. Pedestrians and children can cross in safety. With a roundabout, you must yield to a ...

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Letter: Local golf courses should cut prices

Gordon Taylor's letter (#x201c;Raise golf rates to generate more money,#x201d; April 30) is off base about raising golf fees $5 a round to raise $500, ...

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