Letters to the Editor
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"This opportunity was a fun way to get outside and make a difference in our local community ..." more
"Yes, democracy is dangerous, but the study thereof by an enlightened society is imperative to the future of a free nation. To remain free, we must stay informed. We must know our history ..." more
Last week, the Iowa House passed a bill to set the percent growth for supplemental state aid for K-12 schools at 2.5 percent. This equates to a $159 million in new money for K-12 public schools. The state cost per pupil amount increases from $7,234 to $7,412, an $186 increase per student. more
"Chronic underfunding of the DNR over the years by the Iowa legislature has led to what amounts to a reduction in services. Is this what the people of this state want? Underfunding by the Iowa legislature has done similar harm to public education ..." more
"Bill, thank you so much for your kind words about Dale ..." more
"Iowa has $1.24 billion in surplus funds.  We should be able to keep our park rangers in their homes ..." more
"In response to Mr. Peyton’s letter to the editor and in the interest of sharing truth and not misinformation: Many hard decisions have been made over the last two years in regard to unprecedented hospital bed utilization and staffing ..." more
"No tax cut should occur without a debate over what programs fit the values of our state and how we perceive our state’s image and her citizens' quality of life ..." more
"Republicans have no respect for teachers. Instead, they would imprison them or punish them in other ways for not holding the unfounded and undemocratic beliefs held by their Trump-infected party ..." more
"Women who choose to have an abortion are not spiritual, moral or rational, but very misguided, confused human beings who destroy God’s greatest gift, which is life itself ..." more
"Remote learning also increased the direct involvement of parents in their children's education. I believe this can be very beneficial to a child's education. There are different ways this cooperation can be achieved, and I fully support the direction the teachers and school board at Central DeWitt has taken ..." more
"I commend Marty for the person he is and wish him well in refuting the charges against him. I am not supporting driving under the influence, but this one smells ..." more
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