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Ain’t this a wonderful world?

September 9, 2015 I am disgusted with the Marshalltown School System. Is it because they spend excessive tax dollars? No. Is it because they are part of a sanctuary city system? No. more »»

Vote for Janelle Carter

September 5, 2015 As the Marshalltown school board election quickly approaches, we urge all residents to get out and vote. more »»

Let’s ‘be the change’ we wish to see

September 3, 2015 Soon our U.S. Congress will be going to work. Let’s think seriously about supporting President Obama’s Iran’s nuclear deal. more »»

Marshalltown is a friendly town

September 3, 2015 After spending last weekend knocking on doors in your fair city of Marshalltown, I felt it necessary to let you know what a great town you have. more »»

Vote for Heitmann

September 2, 2015 Sean Heitmann would be an excellent addition to the Marshalltown School Board. I have known Sean for about 12 years, and he offers the qualities we need in our school board members. more »»

Thank you Jerry McCann

September 2, 2015 Sometimes in life you meet people with extraordinary passions. more »»

Support Bernie Sanders

September 2, 2015 There many major issues — climate change, immigration, foreign policy — to name a few. However, there is one issue that overshadows them all — having a government of, by, and for the people. more »»

Setting the right example

August 30, 2015 Bravo to Jeff Hutton for his editorial Aug. 21 (“A troubling trend in underage alcohol sales?”) especially in light of the Little League softball situation. more »»

Where is the outrage?

August 30, 2015 The latest information of the atrocities that are going on at Planned Parenthood are sickening. Baby body parts being taken from babies to be sold. more »»

Another successful year for ‘Stuff the Bus’

August 30, 2015 The House of Compassion “Stuff the Bus” school supply give-away held Aug. 8 and 10 was a huge success thanks to the community. more »»

A ‘right to assistance’

August 30, 2015 People have a fundamental right to call for help when they are being subjected to domestic abuse. Everyone understands this. more »»

A bias toward illegal immigrants evident

August 29, 2015 My parents taught us girls to treat people with respect, no matter what their station in life. They adopted a Vietnamese family sent here as refugees in the 1970s. A wonderful experience. more »»

A wrong kind of love

August 28, 2015 On occasion, we watch “48 hours.” One night, the show told about a very wealthy, woman who sought a man that would love her. She had married several men before but those marriages didn’t work out. more »»

Stolen lives

August 27, 2015 The Opinion/Editorial section on Sunday, Aug. 23, had a large picture along with the column titled “Civility needed in immigration discussion. more »»

A great day at the state fair

August 27, 2015 I have to respond to Rick Deines’ column published in the Aug. 19 edition. Rick, I went to the fair Monday also and I saw the long line to get tickets to the bus that was going to take me to the fair. more »»

Trump, Sanders shine light on campaign finance

August 18, 2015 I recently wrote a letter to Steve King about ending Citizen’s United and he responded that “Citizen’s United was an expansion of First Amendment rights and he supported i. more »»

Support the arts, economic development

August 18, 2015 In a recent Des Moines Register Op-Ed, John Pappajohn articulately presented the economic case for continued and increased support of the arts in Iowa. more »»

Glass-Steagall, war and Noah

August 11, 2015 I can’t claim that God sent me, just my concern for my country. I’ve known better times, I was three years old when Franklin Roosevelt past the first Glass-Steagall. more »»

Firewood removal at issue

August 11, 2015 Editor’s note: This is a copy of a letter submitted that was submitted to the mayor, city council members and city staff. more »»

Cooking the numbers?

August 11, 2015 If Iowa Lotto worker Eddie Raymond Tipton could fix the Iowa Powerball numbers to try and steal $14 million+ with the winning numbers, who’s to say Iowa’s voting numbers haven’t been cooked... more »»



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