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Editorial: Analyzing the bond vote result
Opinions/Editorials · February 23, 2017
From what we heard from residents in the weeks leading up to the Feb. 7 $19.11 million school bond referendum, it appeared the measure would gain majority support but fall short of the 60-percent supermajority.

Uncommon Words: City should work with public, whether they like them or not
by Jerry Fleagle, Hoover Presidential Found · Opinions/Editorials · February 23, 2017
When I saw last week’s headline in the West Branch Times, “City, Hoover Foundation, WBCDG rebuilding strained relationships,” I was encouraged that people are taking notice of this problem and recognizing the efforts for change. By the end of the article, however, I was left with several questions.

Letter: Vouchers hurt kids who need ‘village’s’ help
Opinions/Editorials · February 23, 2017
The geese are back on my pond. As they have for three years now, the same pair, and their only off-spring that successfully reached adulthood, have spent a few days together on my pond, before the younger ones leave for ponds of their own.

Editorial: Violence not necessary
Opinions/Editorials · February 16, 2017
When most folks talk about the peaceful transition of power when a new political party candidate enters the White House as president, usually they refer to some sort of military engagement, like a coup or attack by an armed rebel group.

Minds and Matter: Encouraged by majority support for school facility improvements
by Kevin Hatfield, School Superintendent · Opinions/Editorials · February 16, 2017
Dear community stakeholders:
​The results of the bond referendum vote — 56 percent support — demonstrated that a majority of our community supported the facilities improvement plan placed before them.

Senate Update: Bill would make it harder for public employees to negotiate
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · February 16, 2017
Police officers and fire fighters risk their lives for us every day.

Your Capitol Voice: What bargaining bill does — and does not — do
by Bobby Kaufmann, State Representative · Opinions/Editorials · February 16, 2017
During the past week many of you have been contacting me regarding the collective bargaining bill.

Letter: Republicans work against public good
Opinions/Editorials · February 16, 2017
Iowa Republican legislators are attempting to gut working people’s ability to join together to collectively market their only asset — their human toil.

Editorial: Drive down memory lane
Opinions/Editorials · February 09, 2017
Speed on down to the new exhibit at the Hoover Library-Museum, “America’s Road: The Journey of Route 66,” a delightful display that will take many visitors for a ride down memory lane.

Uncommon Words: Nominations open for great legislators
by Jerry Fleagle, Hoover Presidential Found · Opinions/Editorials · February 09, 2017
Well, 2016 is behind us and a new year and new challenges lie ahead.

Your Capitol Voice: Eliminating political checkoffs, unfair insurance
by Bobby Kaufmann, State Representative · Opinions/Editorials · February 09, 2017
This week I want to write about two issues that might fly under the radar, but I believe have significance to my constituents.

Letter: Entitled to be ridiculous in our own way
Opinions/Editorials · February 09, 2017
The U.S. Senate’s questioning of President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, will soon start in Washington and also occur from sea to shining sea, in the heartland, and in the individual hearts of some of us.

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