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Letter to the editor: Branstad rejects Central American refugees

Jul 24, 2014 9:01am

Considering the fact that Iowa’s population is aging and not increasing, it would seem practical for us to welcome immigrants, including refugee children. We already have a shortage of both...

Nancy Itani -

Mother does know best

Jul 24, 2014 9:01am
Ann Welch

Hopping for Joy

Jul 24, 2014 9:01am

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Devon  Murphy-Petersen

A Jerusalem memoir

Apr 24, 2014 9:09am

Waukee Public Library Book Discussion just read an interesting memoir, “It’s Easier to Reach Heaven than the End of the Street”. Written by British doctor Emma Williams, the book opens in August...

House File 2548

Apr 17, 2014 2:11pm

To the Editor:

A bill in the Iowa House, File 2548 has raised my level of concern regarding water issues in our state and the new voluntary “Nutrient Reduction Strategy Program” that is...

Rep. Bruce Braley is one of us

Apr 17, 2014 2:10pm

To the Editor:

While out-of-state billionaires, like the Koch brothers, may be able to buy Iowa airwaves to push their political interests, they cannot buy their own facts

when it...

Sexual assault awareness month

Apr 17, 2014 2:09pm

To the Editor:

The children and teens of today are our hope for tomorrow. It’s important for us as parents, caring adults and communities to help set young people on the path for a healthy...

Arvid Huisman

Country Roads: Can you go home again?

Apr 17, 2014 1:36pm

In 1940 a book was published from the writings of the late Thomas Wolfe. Entitled “You Can’t Go Home Again,” the novel is about a fledgling author who writes a book that makes many references to...

I Was Just Thinking: A long way to go

Apr 17, 2014 1:16pm

It was April of 1966, two years after President Lyndon B. Johnson had signed the Civil Rights Act.

As a soldier with the U.S.Army, I had just been transferred from Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. ToFt...

Ray Harden

Nature’s View: Celebrating Earth Day

Apr 17, 2014 1:00pm

Tuesday, April 22, is Earth Day. This is a national day to reflect on the Earth’s environmental issues and think about what can be done to solve the some of the problems.

Rachel Carson’s...

Devon  Murphy-Petersen

What Are You Reading? …Taut thriller

Apr 17, 2014 12:16pm

Every now and again I enjoy a good thriller – preferably one so compelling that it’s impossible to put down. I found a good one last week in the new release, “The Accident” by Chris Pavone. The...

Health & Wellness: Diet and Physical Activity: What’s the cancer connection?

Apr 17, 2014 12:00pm

Except for quitting smoking, some of the most important things you can do to help reduce your cancer risk are: Get to a healthy weight and stay there. Be physically active on a regular basis. Make...

Arvid Huisman

Country Roads: Eb Griper on Facebook. You think?

Apr 10, 2014 12:01am

I saw a familiar rusty old pick-up truck in the coffee shop parking lot as I drove by. It was the ’50-something Studebaker driven by my grumpy old pal, Eb Griper.

Having not seen Eb in quite...

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