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Editorial: Honor to many, to each
Opinions/Editorials · May 25, 2017
An American soldier and spy was captured by opposition forces and sentenced to death. At the execution site, he was reported to have said, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”

Letter: In memory of Flanders Fields: Hands on heart
Opinions/Editorials · May 25, 2017
May is a special month in many ways. We celebrate Mothers’ Day, graduations and Memorial Day.

Letter: Two beds per 100K citizens? That’s crazy
Opinions/Editorials · May 25, 2017
How can a state which is first in literacy be last in mental health services?

Editorial: Grads: Before you go, read this
Opinions/Editorials · May 18, 2017
Get a good higher education. Work hard. Treat others the way you want to be treated.

Uncommon Words: Hooverball: Who will step up to help 30-year volunteer?
by Jerry Fleagle, Hoover Presidential Found · Opinions/Editorials · May 18, 2017
Summer is approaching, the dandelions are in full bloom, and the Hoover Presidential Foundation is gearing up for another big year of our favorite pastime – Hooverball!

Minds and Matter: Some thoughts on moving ahead with facility improvements: Part I
by Kevin Hatfield, School Superintendent · Opinions/Editorials · May 18, 2017
The following information was highlighted at the meeting or at recent Board meetings.

Your Capitol Voice: Law forbids merchant lines from gaining condemnation authority
Opinions/Editorials · May 18, 2017
In my last column I wrote about three bills that were passed and were awaiting the Governor’s signature.

Letter: Constructive discussions of government?
Opinions/Editorials · May 18, 2017
How can we change our campaign, debate, and town hall styles to give space to all angles of an issue, and value long-term pragmatic goals more than “ideals”?

Editorial: A taste for the Bee
Opinions/Editorials · May 11, 2017
So we surfed the web for a recipe for which the cooks behind the Tasting Bee could not separate, cut, spoon, divide, or otherwise break into reasonable bite-sized servings.

Senate Update: After 2017 session: It’s time to change course for better Iowa
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · May 11, 2017
The 2017 session wrapped up on Saturday, April 22.

Letter: Hey, grads: Congrats, and read Preamble
Opinions/Editorials · May 11, 2017
Congratulations and well-wishes to all who leave behind high school and college life to take your places in the many circles of adulthood and community life.

Editorial: Minimum-wage considerations
Opinions/Editorials · May 04, 2017
Gov. Terry Branstad signed the minimum-wage bill on March 30, undercutting the action taken by our neighboring county to the west where many West Branch-area residents shop and do business.

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