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Editorial: A trip to Christmas yesteryear
Opinions/Editorials · December 01, 2016
Unlike fictional movies and books ask us to suspend our disbelief, this year’s A Christmas Past asks us to remember to believe again.

Letter: A silver lining: Obstructionism takes a break
Opinions/Editorials · December 01, 2016
I began my Thanksgiving Day counting my blessings, looking forward to enjoying a bountiful meal and spending time with my family.

Letter: Inconvenient? That’s part of a point of protest
Opinions/Editorials · December 01, 2016
An unhealthy focus on law and order, as a tool for containing unrest.

Editorial: Fruits of our efforts
Opinions/Editorials · November 25, 2016
The year 2016 will make history, and November will highlight it.

Editorial: Sextons showed us potential
Opinions/Editorials · November 17, 2016
Regardless of what happens next to West Branch’s golf course, Jerry and Tammy Sexton deserve great thanks for their efforts these last several months to keep the landmark attraction open.

Letter: Voters tired of being told we’re wrong
Opinions/Editorials · November 17, 2016
Mr. Hodgden’s letter in the Nov. 10 Times foretells of severe consequences that were to have attended Hillary’s coronation as our president. Whoops! Something happened on the way to the forum.

Letter: We need to stop repeat of 2016 election
Opinions/Editorials · November 17, 2016
The most important agenda item president-elect Trump best plan on pursuing is the encouragement of WE THE PEOPLE to fix our presidential selection system in a manner that avoids the American electorate ever again being caught with a final choice between the likes of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Editorial: Reverence for veterans, police
Opinions/Editorials · November 10, 2016
Even though this Friday is Veterans Day, we want to take a moment, in light of the shooting deaths last week of two police officers, to group veterans and law enforcement together.

Senate Update: Abuse victims can get secret addresses
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · November 10, 2016
Over the last two years, we’ve worked extensively on efforts to ensure victims are safe from their abusers.

Speaking Volumes: Want to check out a laptop? We’re going to try this idea
by Nick Shimmin, WB Public Library · Opinions/Editorials · November 10, 2016
The West Branch Public Library is trying something new this year in the process of providing computer services.

Letter: Enlightenment will preserve our foundation
Opinions/Editorials · November 10, 2016
Winston Churchill famously said, “Democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others.”

Letter: World Series, West Branch and Grandpa
Opinions/Editorials · November 10, 2016
Editor’s note: This letter was forwarded to us by Sharon (Hoffey) Hermanson of Buffalo, Minn., daughter of Robert Helmer of the Springdale area.

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