Soapbox Philosophy: Armed security, good neighbors help to address school shootings
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Opinions/Editorials · February 22, 2018
In light of yet another school shooting, I would advocate for a team effort between private citizens and government that combines proactive and preventative solutions.

Letter: A sugar high, A new low for ramifications
Opinions/Editorials · February 22, 2018
Since 1980, we have had three large tax cuts, think Reagan, Bush and now Trump.
Republicans love tax cuts like I love sugar cookies, the only difference being I know sugar cookies are bad for me.

Letter: Christians who support Trump? Explain that
Opinions/Editorials · February 22, 2018
To some of my evangelical Christian friends: I am a Christian, too.

Letter: Terminating pregnancy like mass shooting?
Opinions/Editorials · February 22, 2018
Just some questions:
The Second Amendment is our second-shortest amendment.
It could have been much shorter, and simply declared that the right to bear arms shall not be infringed.

Editorial: New clubhouse beginnings
Opinions/Editorials · February 15, 2018
Depending on who stood at the edge of the rubble after the Cedars Edge Golf Course clubhouse came down by fire Jan. 27, the memories change.

Minds and Matter: State aid looking like 1% more, but inflation running 2.5 to 3%
Opinions/Editorials · February 15, 2018
The West Branch Community School District has the reputation as one of the best places for students to learn.

Letter: Don’t propose referendum on speculations
Opinions/Editorials · February 15, 2018
A few weeks ago the West Branch Times editorial suggested that a new, lower cost $15 million dollar school referendum plan may pass but also suggests that it would usurp the original plan to the degree that it would not be practical.

Editorial: Who is responsible for shutdowns?
Opinions/Editorials · February 08, 2018
Congress has a problem meeting deadlines and it needs to fix it.

Your Capitol Voice: Reimbursement possible if bill passes for ambulance services
by Bobby Kaufmann, State Representative · Opinions/Editorials · February 08, 2018
There are two more full weeks of Committee work before the first “funnel” deadline.

Letter: Fan or fanatic? Definitions just a little different
Opinions/Editorials · February 08, 2018
WOW, there surely was nothing on Earth bigger than the big Super Bowl game on Sunday­ — said to be so much so that it brought to mind having read in more than one obituary of a dearly departed being such an unswerving lifetime fan of some team to the degree that the dear one was to be boxed up and sent on to Heaven resplendent in their team’s colors.

Editorial: FFAntastic accomplishment
Opinions/Editorials · February 01, 2018
Congratulations go out to West Branch High School’s FFA for not only earning fifth place in livestock judging in a national contest at the Denver Stock Show, but doing so after qualifying for the first time for any national contest.

Soapbox Philosophy: Before tweeting, help your town with best sources of information
by Gregory R. Norfleet · Opinions/Editorials · February 01, 2018
West Branch school leaders suffered through a lot of hand-wringing and time-wasting last year responding to ridiculous online claims about the $22 million addition project or answering the same questions over and over again on social media.

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