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Editorial: Different rules, same result
Opinions/Editorials · February 11, 2016
It was kind of cool — for a day, at least — to believe West Branch had one of a half-dozen caucus precincts in the entire state with a tie vote broken by a coin flip.

Senate Update: Passing California, Iowa No. 2 in wind
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · February 11, 2016
Iowa has passed California to become the No. 2 ranked state nationally with more than 6,000 megawatts of installed wind energy capacity, according to a national report by the American Wind Energy Association.

Your Capitol Voice: Appears a consensus wants to decide education budget now
by Bobby Kaufmann, State Representative · Opinions/Editorials · February 11, 2016
Another week is passed and another week has begun. I appreciate all of the feedback I am receiving. It is never far from my mind that all of you are my bosses.

Editorial: Show Choir’s big show
Opinions/Editorials · February 04, 2016
Community leaders, take note of Saturday Night Jive, a relatively new event that brings a thousand people to West Branch High School.

Speaking Volumes: We want to read about you; library sends citywide survey
by Nick Shimmin, WB Public Library · Opinions/Editorials · February 04, 2016
Throughout February, the West Branch Public Library will be conducting a community survey to guide its planning process for library services.

Senate Update: Kids Count report shows teen birth rate down 42-plus percent
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · February 04, 2016
Iowa kids are showing continual improvement in their health and education conditions, according to new data in the annual Iowa Kids Count report.

Letter: Engineers got fair treatment by parks board
Opinions/Editorials · February 04, 2016
In reference to Rick DeClue’s fine piece leading the issue of Jan. 28, and speaking strictly for myself, I would comment on a topic which he reports on, namely, Parks and Recreation Commission unanimity.

Editorial: Spotlight small-town values
Opinions/Editorials · January 28, 2016
Cooper Koenig will step onto a bigger stage.

Senate Update: Iowans nervous about plan to put Medicaid in private hands
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · January 28, 2016
Medicaid is the health care safety net for 560,000 Iowans.

Your Capitol Voice: Education funding reaches floor early in 2016
by Bobby Kaufmann, State Representative · Opinions/Editorials · January 28, 2016
As we begin the third week of session, committee work and floor debate is picking up significantly.

Letter: Uncommitted? Don’t let that stop caucusing
Opinions/Editorials · January 28, 2016
Hesitant to caucus because you haven’t decided between the candidates yet?

Editorial: Emphasize coding
Opinions/Editorials · January 21, 2016
Would you be interested in a computer programming degree if you knew you could make about $43,000 a year?

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