Letters To The Editor
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Grassley claims crime much higher in blue states

Last week Senator Grassley held a much publicized news conference about rising crime where he repeated a falsehood pushed by Republicans; that crime is much higher in the so- called soft on crime … more

Republicans pass legislation that harms Iowa workers

Another dark day at the Iowa Capitol for working Iowans. A majority of Republican legislators, with all Democrats in opposition, have passed legislation that will cut unemployment benefits for Iowans … more

Extension of Washington city limits leaves some without representation

I’m writing in concern with how the city of Washington has extended the city limits in a two-mile radius leaving anyone in that purgatory without representation. I’ll give a good … more

The DNR must protect Iowa’s waterways

The following information was submitted to the letter to the editor information form on www.thenews-ia.com: first name: Jann last name: Wann address: 113 21st St SE city: Mason … more

Urges Yes vote on Mid-Prairie bonds

My wife Stephanie and I have lived in the Mid-Prairie school district for 25 years and raised – and are still raising- 5 children.  One of the reasons we chose to live here was the … more

“Iowans have a right to know where their elected officials stand.”

Frequently Asked Questions About Mid-Prairie’s March 1st Bond Referendum February 11, 2022 1)  What construction projects will be funded by the bond issue? A.  Construct new … more

Mid-Prairie bond not focused on education

Schools, traditionally, had been institutions that placed education as priority number one. It was the very reason for them to be in existence. Somewhere along the way arts, athletics, and special … more

Miller-Meeks gives harmful information to the public she represents

I as a retired family practice physician have some questions regarding physician politicians who use their public forum to give harmful information to those they represent. As reported in the … more

Ernst criticizes without offering solutions

I find it sad Senator Ernst uses so much energy to criticize President Biden on his policies when it would be nice to hear from her what solutions she proposes to help Iowans she describes as … more

Sheriff deserved a raise for service to community

This is in response to a letter to the editor in The News the week of January 6, 2022. So, the sheriff got a raise. Great, good for him! In this sad time of “big cities” defunding the … more

Ernst condemns Democrats protecting the right to vote

In a recent speech on the Senate floor Senator Joni Ernst decried Democratic efforts to protect the right to vote. Ernst claimed the Democrats are “using fake hysteria… to blow up the … more

Thank you, Bob Dole and Veterans

It was with great pleasure and nostalgia, watching the services for the great Senator Bob Dole from Kansas, who passed away at age 98. It was all so emotional and gut-wrenching — from … more

Covid Vaccinations

Received my third Covid vaccination and that gives me some sense of comfort. Statistics show that vaccinated people on the whole, if they do contact the virus, do not die or require hospitalization. … more

Is Mid-Prairie prepared for a mass casualty event?

In light of recent school shootings I have to wonder how well prepared the Mid-Prairie school district is prepared for a mass casualty event? I met last year with a few district leaders and one thing … more

Questions that aren’t being asked about vaccinating your children for COVID-19

There’s more than one way to hide the truth. Omitting key pieces of information can be just as damaging as telling an outright lie. Did you know that… According to the CDC, as of … more

We must act on climate change right now

Whether we realize it or not, our planet and our future wellbeing is in jeopardy. The planet is getting warmer. That is a fact. It is not a matter of opinion. This has been causing and will … more

“When the Republicans talk tax cuts, grab your wallet”

Republicans in the U.S. Senate like Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley like to tout the tax cuts of 2017 as good government in action. We were told by Trump that they would be “rocket fuel for the … more

Reinstate the Mid-Prairie mask mandate

As a mother, grandmother, retired health care provider and longtime member of the Mid-Prairie community, I have always been proud of our school district’s level of commitment to education. … more

Vaccination isn’t a political decision, it is a medical decision

We buried my older brother today; not because he had been sick, but because what should have been a simple medical decision got twisted into a political debate. And he, like thousands of others, … more

Why should we be penalized for working hard for our country?

I am a retired federal employee writing to raise awareness of the devasting effects of the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) experienced by nearly 2 million people. This policy reduces the earned … more
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