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Editorial: Quality music downtown
Opinions/Editorials · July 20, 2017
Two weeks remain to the Summer Music Series also known as Music on the Village Green, and we want to encourage music lovers who have yet to take part to come down and absorb the sounds of great music.

Now police can pull you over for texting and driving
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · July 20, 2017
On July 1, several updates to Iowa law went into effect, including new traffic rules designed to make our roads safer. Here are five you’ll want to remember when you get behind the wheel:

Soapbox Philosophy: 10 years later: Keep correcting me
Opinions/Editorials · July 13, 2017
The first two words in this editor’s first column exactly 10 years ago in the West Branch Times: “Correct me.”

Letter: Health care for least of these U.S. citizens
Opinions/Editorials · July 13, 2017
History fans might enjoy many aspects of David Abulafia’s 2011 book, “The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean.”

Letter: That ‘pursuit’ also a call for responsibility
Opinions/Editorials · July 13, 2017
Thanks to you and your staff for your editorial today (July 6 West Branch Times).

Editorial: Some level of evil
Opinions/Editorials · July 06, 2017
For several years, West Branch’s Rev. Richard Paulus has, from time to time, worn colonial gear to portray Samuel Adams and, on the Fourth of July, reads to crowds the Declaration of Independence, emphasizing key words and phrases that refresh this founding document’s importance and meaning.

Editorial: Fireworks: Freedom’s fun
Opinions/Editorials · June 29, 2017
We encourage the City of West Branch to allow its residents the freedom to decide if their property is a safe place to use fireworks within the confines of Iowa’s new law.

Senate Update: Have you seen your tax refund? We’re learning why they’re late
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · June 29, 2017
Bad budgeting continues to hurt Iowans. At the end of June, we will close the books on Fiscal Year 2017, which saw Iowa’s $928 million surplus plummet to a deficit of more than $130 million.

Letter: Not happy with outcomes: Let’s try single-payer
Opinions/Editorials · June 29, 2017
Why do I want to pay for single-payer universal health care?

Editorial: Track teams finish strong
Opinions/Editorials · June 22, 2017
West Branch High School’s girls and boys track and field teams wrapped up another strong season with athletes from both teams earning trips to the state meet.

Senate Update: We must protect all vulnerable Iowans, like foster children, disabled & seniors
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · June 22, 2017
Iowans are outraged over crises at the Iowa’s Department of Human Services that seem to come one after another—most recently with the death of 16-year-old Sabrina Ray, who had been adopted out of foster care and was being home-schooled when her body was found in May in a Perry home.

Editorial: The ‘how’ in dad dynamics
Opinions/Editorials · June 15, 2017
The West Branch City Council, right after hiring Redmond Jones II as its newest city administrator, got to see his “Dad” side.

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