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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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Clint Cole

Are you ready for some hockey?

Oct 16, 2014 12:00am

I know that Dallas County is not exactly in the center of the hockey universe in the state of Iowa (and hockey fans may be hard to come by in this area), but it’s awfully close with a lot of...

Problems with VA

Oct 08, 2014 2:09pm

To the editor:

I attended two VA meetings in the last three weeks. I did not get answers to my most important questions either time. But something more disturbing to me is going on. Where...

Supporting Steve Roe

Oct 08, 2014 2:08pm

To the editor:

I am pleased to offer my support to Steve Roe, who is running for Iowa State Representative here in Dallas, Adair, Guthrie, and Cass Counties. Steve Roe worked for eight years...

Ray Harden

Missing the sounds of summer nights

Oct 08, 2014 2:05pm

A lady asked me about a strange sound she was hearing in the night that was coming from a grove of trees near her house. She said that it was a sound that she had never heard before, perhaps a cry...

Against Ernst

Oct 01, 2014 11:15am

To the editor:

Evidently, Joni Ernst does not think that education is a national priority. Her proposal to eliminate the Department of Education would make education disappear as an...

A beautiful front for a sinister background

Oct 01, 2014 9:19am

I’ve said before that history was not one of my favorite school subjects. For a long time, I couldn’t see how things that had already happened could have any effect on me.

Even though I was...

Devon Murphy-Petersen

Portrait of a Mockingbird

Oct 01, 2014 9:18am

Although I have no idea how to verify it, I’d hazard a guess that “To Kill a Mockingbird” is one of the top 5 most-read books in the US. This 1960 Pulitzer prize-winning classic has stood the test...

Leave it to Beaver lives on

Oct 01, 2014 9:18am

Television was still in its infancy when I became familiar with it in the early ’50s. Our family didn’t own a television set until January 1957. It was later that year when the Leave it to Beaver...

It happens here too

Oct 01, 2014 9:10am

Here in Dallas County, we may often feel disconnected from big headlines and national news stories. How can our daily activity, our health, be related to what’s happening on the east coast or west...

Ann Welch

Seeing unexpected things

Oct 01, 2014 9:08am

This has been an interesting week. Taking a walk with my very energetic puppy on a gravel road I saw something I’ve never seen before in my forty years of living here. There were very small land...

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