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Editorial: Overpowering 280 characters
Opinions/Editorials · November 16, 2017
Twitter now allows us to punch in up to 280 characters, up from 140.
And, of course, the American people are applauding the opportunity to squeeze into their tweets much more good will and kindness.

Hoover Highlights: ‘Sea’ theme for Christmas tree exhibit? Here’s why
by Tom Schwartz, Hoover Library-Museum Dire · Opinions/Editorials · November 16, 2017
The cool weather and leaf-raking reminds us that winter will soon be upon us.
It also signals the annual Christmas tree exhibit at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum.

Minds and Matter: Help us grow into the future by taking our district survey
by Kevin Hatfield, School Superintendent · Opinions/Editorials · November 16, 2017
It is hard to believe that we are fast approaching Thanksgiving. It has been great to see the students engaged in their learning and so many activities.

Senate Update: Washington getting nowhere with promises to reform health care law
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · November 16, 2017
Things seem to be going from bad to worse for Iowans when it comes to health care. In recent days, we’ve learned that:

Letter: Constitution great, but may need tweaking
Opinions/Editorials · November 16, 2017
As we celebrate all we are grateful for in our personal lives, during Thanksgiving holidays next week, let us also give thanks for the Constitution that gives our national community its liberty and identity.

Editorial: Hoover, the NFL and the anthem
Opinions/Editorials · November 09, 2017
In regards to the National Football League national anthem controversy, we believe the players have the right to kneel, league and team owners have the right to enact discipline and fans have the right to support or oppose players expressing their point of view.

Editorial: Why second-team matters
Opinions/Editorials · November 02, 2017
Joe Panozzo didn’t start, yet the University of Northern Iowa still included him when it inducted the rest of the 1977-78 wrestling team into its Hall of Fame.

Senate Update: Shop local to keep economy thriving
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · November 02, 2017
The latest financial picture for Iowa shows slow growth.

Uncommon Words: Volunteers help us to help West Branch community
by Jerry Fleagle, Hoover Presidential Found · Opinions/Editorials · October 26, 2017
We recently completed a membership drive in the area, and have seen positive results coming in already.

Editorial: Fall Festival hits the spot
Opinions/Editorials · October 19, 2017
West Branch Community Development Group continues to work hard to get Fall Festival re-established here, and this year’s event felt like a cross between Norman Rockwell’s and Thomas Kinkade’s paintings — hometown and heartwarming.

Letter: Killings on TV and God out of the picture
Opinions/Editorials · October 19, 2017
Why is the world so surprised with all the killings?

Editorial: Slavery’s foe
Opinions/Editorials · October 12, 2017
We would encourage the City of West Branch to quickly, yet thoughtfully, pursue a Historic Preservation Commission proposal to put increased attention and resources toward preserving our city’s contributions toward the Underground Railroad.

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