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Michael Franken is a proven leader You don’t rise to the rank of admiral, commanding a destroyer squadron and an aircraft carrier without demonstrating exemplary leadership skills, not to … more
Governor wants to be Queen Reynolds Gov. Kim Reynolds recently declared she wanted her own Attorney General and Auditor. Duh? Who wouldn’t want to be a government official who wanted their … more
Normally, by this time of year, the members of our Iowa Legislature have done the work they decide needs to be done, and then closed the session and gone home. Whether or not you agree with what they … more
In April, the United Nations released its latest comprehensive report on the climate crisis. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change … more
A letter in last week’s Advocate News expressed gratitude for Donald Trump and his endorsement of Republican U.S. Senator Charles Grassley. Apparently the author of the letter wasn’t … more
I read with interest Rich Harmsen’s letter in the April 14 issue of the Advocate News. His account of his tears of both joy and sadness, while moving, raises some questions. Was Mr. Harmsen … more
We need to protect our schools and teachers. Schools are the heart of Iowa communities. When rural communities lose their schools, the community dies. No families or businesses want to move to a town … more
My dog M.T. and I moved here just before Founders Day last year. We have been welcomed here from the very first day. Having come from Chicagoland, I found Wilton to be so refreshing. Where children … more
For many years, those in power on the coasts have disregard for the heartland and our way of life. They discount the entire population in the middle of the country who fuel and feed the world as a … more
After watching almost every hour of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing, I had tears of joy and tears of sadness. The tears of joy came when she told her life’s journey to … more
  It’s very disappointing that the city of Wilton has decided to no longer offer curbside recycling.  That seems like a giant step backward. One reason that’s been given … more
House Republicans, including Representative Miller-Meeks, often stress law and order.  However, Miller-Meeks’ recent vote doesn’t support law and order.   She undermined the … more
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