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Editorial: Raise our guards higher
Opinions/Editorials · April 24, 2014
How fast do you hit the e-mail “delete” key when a Nigerian banker promises millions if you would just help him get the money to America? How fast do you hang up when a telemarketer promises a “free” vacation?

Park Perspectives: Celebrating families at Hometown Days
by Pete Swisher, Hoover Park Superintendent · Opinions/Editorials · April 24, 2014
It is always fun each year to begin the process of planning for our largest of events, Hoover’s Hometown Days, with our community partners.

Senate Update: Law enforcement budget strengthens public safety
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · April 24, 2014
This week, the Senate voted to appropriate more than $554 million to ensure safety for Iowans and communities throughout the state by adequately funding our prisons, our courts, the Department of Public Safety, the Attorney General, and other agencies and functions of our justice system.

Your Capitol Voice: Allowable growth: 4 or 6 percent?
by Bobby Kaufmann, State Representative · Opinions/Editorials · April 24, 2014
This week there was significant progress on a number of fronts. I will provide you with an update of each.

Letter: Education investments best economic stimulus
Opinions/Editorials · April 24, 2014
When will the House Republicans understand that investment in education is the best form of economic stimulus?

Editorial: Big picture, or still looking
Opinions/Editorials · April 17, 2014
Regardless of the religious beliefs with which you associate, the Easter story is a powerful message that goes well beyond the belief that we are all imperfect and must strive to improve ourselves every day.

Your Capitol Voice: Coming up with the ‘big number’
by Bobby Kaufmann, State Representative · Opinions/Editorials · April 17, 2014
This week I want to give you a “behind the scenes” look at the process that determines how much of your money the state spends.

Senate Update: Downsides to paychecks on debit cards prompt action
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · April 17, 2014
As companies work to modernize their operations, many turn to outside services to handle their payroll and human resources functions.

Letter: Paul Ryan wants to double down on failure
Opinions/Editorials · April 17, 2014
Should we be surprised that a political party which rejects scientific evidence, ignores the lessons of history, and shows disdain for democracy does not understand the basic economic law of supply and demand?

Letter: Stormwater fee shares responsibility, benefit
Opinions/Editorials · April 17, 2014
Many of you may be aware the City Council is considering a new fee for stormwater in West Branch.

Letter: When is a farmer not a farmer? To P&Z board
Opinions/Editorials · April 17, 2014
It is time local food producers were treated as what they are: farmers.

Editorial: Highlights in the season
Opinions/Editorials · April 10, 2014
Of course one of the signs of a good team is how long they continue to play after the regular season draws to a close.

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