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A points-based immigration system makes sense

President Donald Trump this month announced a broad plan to move the United States away from an immigration system that favors family sponsorship toward one that favors merit or skills-based immigration — one that would favor highly skilled, financially self-sufficient immigrants who learn ...

Drugged driving standards needed — and soon

Thirty-five years ago, the notion of legalized marijuana seemed like an idea whose time would never come. Sure, there was discussion. And there were proponents. Usually wearing hemp necklaces and NORML T-shirts. “It’s no more dangerous than alcohol,” they would say. “But who needs ...

Fort Dodge teens show patriotism

Anyone who thinks that today’s American teenagers don’t care about patriotism or honoring the nation’s veterans received a heartwarming surprise recently. Members of the Fort Dodge Senior High School girls golf team went to Veterans Memorial Park north of Fort Dodge just before Memorial ...

Allow guns in schools

For much of last week, residents of Littleton, Colorado, paused to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre. Two student gunmen murdered a dozen students and a teacher that spring day, then committed suicide, the culmination of a plot designed to kill 500 people ...