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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.


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Supports Anderson for Secretary of State

Sep 10, 2014 12:49pm

To the editor:

Voting is a right in America. It’s unfortunate that so many people choose not to vote. Others, mostly elected officials, have decided that the way to affect elections is to...

Iowa Health and Wellness Plan

Sep 10, 2014 12:48pm

Many residents of Dallas County had a change in their health insurance this year. Maybe you enrolled in the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan (Iowa’s version of Obama-care). Now that you have...

Ann Welch

Mysteries of the insect world

Sep 03, 2014 11:03am

As I was cleaning up a pile of old lumber in the yard recently I inadvertantly disturbed a nest of little brown ants. As soon as they lost their sheltering piece of wood they began scurrying...

Your healthy child

Sep 03, 2014 9:56am

We’ve all heard the studies reporting that children and adolescents of today are less healthy than we were as youngsters. As the rate of obesity rises among younger Iowans, so does suffering from...

I wonder if ‘Rich’ ever found his snipe

Sep 03, 2014 9:48am

Countless thousands of young Iowans are headed back to campuses this fall where they’ll be joined by students from all over America.

Many of those Iowans are from rural areas or the state’s...

Arvid in Agriculture Wonderland

Sep 03, 2014 9:47am

As a teenager in rural Iowa I earned money each summer working for area farmers. The last year I worked on a farm was 1965.

Over subsequent years I have attempted to stay abreast of...

Urges Obama to take action on immigration

Sep 03, 2014 9:42am

To the editor:

It has become more and more clear that Congress is simply unwilling to take action on a variety of important issues facing our country. That is particularly true when it comes...

Ernst voting record

Sep 03, 2014 9:42am

To the editor:

It probably will not set well with Iowans that Iowa Senator Joni Ernst missed votes while attending Des Moines area campaign events. “An examination of Ernst’s voting record...

Iowa’s low mark from American Cancer Society

Aug 27, 2014 3:28pm

To the editor:

It is really not surprising that Iowa has been given low marks in the fight against cancer by the American Cancer Society. It is especially upsetting after the $1.7 billion...

Braley and Ernst live in two different worlds

Aug 27, 2014 3:27pm

To the editor:

Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst live in two totally different worlds. Let me compare them for you.

Mr. Braley works in the world of Washington where the approval rating of...

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