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Ann Welch

Union of Concerned Scientists evidence for global warming

Oct 22, 2014 9:51am

In my last column I wrote about how progress dealing with climate change is being impeded by denial of global warming by our huge energy interests such as Chevron, Conoco, BP, Exxon, and Shell. In...

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Children deserve a chance at a bright future

Oct 22, 2014 9:40am

To the editor:

Our children deserve a chance at a bright future and it begins with a community that invests in the well-being of its citizens.

Research shows that children who...

Supporting Appel

Oct 22, 2014 9:40am

To the editor:

In 2007, State Senator Appel pushed for the Statewide Preschool Program that gave funding priority to school districts without existing preschools or districts with children...

Ernst misleading

Oct 22, 2014 9:39am

To the editor:

Like Joni Ernst I am a combat veteran (Vietnam). Also like Joni Ernst I was never in harms way. I was on a carrier (USS Oriskany/VF-194) off the coast of Vietnam. Sure, there...

Ann Welch

Climate change - it’s happening

Oct 16, 2014 9:13am

Climate change is on my mind again—I guess prompted by the news photo I saw of some 30,000 walruses crowded on land which used to be ice where they could haul out of the water to rest.


Devon Murphy-Petersen

Intrigue in the Soviet Union

Oct 16, 2014 9:12am

I vividly remember when I first read Boris Pasternak’s “Doctor Zhivago”. I started it on a glorious fall Friday afternoon during my senior year of high school, read before and after work Saturday...

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Oct 16, 2014 9:01am

To the editor:

October is National Domestic Awareness Month. We at Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Center serve these victims/survivors every day. The faces of the women, men and children...

Vote yes on Dallas County bond issues

Oct 16, 2014 9:00am

To the editor:

Many of you may recall that I opposed the Dallas County bond initiative a little over a year ago. I did so because of the proposed location, which was some two miles east of...

Cuts to infectious disease control

Oct 16, 2014 9:00am

To the editor:

Since 2003, cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have slowed down research on vaccinations for infectious diseases. The growing severity of the Ebola crisis in West...

Thoughts from Iowa’s oldest active newspaper editor

Oct 16, 2014 9:00am

(In observance of National Newspaper Week, I have asked my good friend, Buford P. Inkster, editor of the Cornfield Weekly Sheller, to write a guest column. At 96, Mr. Inkster is Iowa’s oldest...

Ebola raises concerns

Oct 16, 2014 9:00am

Ebola can be scary, and it is understandable that Iowans are concerned a case of Ebola could occur in Iowa as it has in Texas; however, there is a world of difference between the U.S. and the...


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