Letters To The Editor
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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

Reynolds does not protect Iowa’s most vulnerable

The governor has repeatedly made statements attempting to show human interest in Iowans, but her actions show otherwise. More than 2,000 Iowa nursing home residents have died from Covid, even more … more

Isolation isn’t a perk for a small town

Sometimes people seem determined to cut their own throats. Case in point, people in Lone Tree worry they may lose their small school to consolidation. The solution they see is to encourage … more

The city of Washington does not honor its promises

In 1923 the city asked for permission to come across a small strip of our land to access their new sewer plant. This was reaffirmed in 1957. Now they want to build a bypass road and abandon the … more

Agent Orange awareness

August 10, 1961 is the date thought to be the first day the herbicide known as “Agent Orange” was sprayed in Vietnam. Operation Ranch Hand — involving the widespread use of the … more

Thank you for your service!

I would like to thank three special groups of people. The law enforcement officials, the volunteer fireman and the first responders. The law enforcement officials put on their uniforms every day … more

Iowa needs more housing assistance

The clock is ticking for 30,000 Iowans.  Just as school is about to begin, thousands of Iowa families who lost their job or income during the pandemic are now facing eviction. While the … more

Conspiracy theories harm democracy

Whether you love or hate Donald Trump you must agree that he is a masterful user of the conspiracy theory to manipulate public opinion. Before the 2016 election he was chirping about voter fraud … more

Thank you, Iowa DOT

With all the confusion and turmoil we experience in our land, we still have people who go above and beyond the call of duty. The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) has done a tremendous job … more

Wellmark: High premiums, poor care

Wellmark knows how to profit. Increasing premiums every year helps. For instance, Iowans on individual grandfathered plans are paying $2,000 a year more on premiums than they were five years … more

Letter to the Editor: Thrive Act would benefit Iowans in many ways

Amidst the transformational time the nation is experiencing, we have an incredible opportunity for Congress to pass an economic recovery and infrastructure package which provides 15 million … more

Elect John Green for Johnson County Supervisor

The June 8 Special Election is just around the corner. Former Lone Tree mayor Jon Green is running for the vacated seat. I heartily recommend him. Period! I am looking for public officials that are: … more

We should not end federal unemployment assistance in Iowa

It is shameful that our Governor can hurt people with such ease. Ending Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is a terrible decision by this Governor and shows a misunderstanding of … more

The THRIVE Act will protect the environment

I spent last weekend hiking Iowa trails and dreaming of a future where anyone can access the joy I find outdoors, one where it’s safe for my friends to swim in the rivers, one where my neighbor … more

Thrive Act represents transformational change

No matter where we live, what we look like or how much money we have, Americans want jobs, care, relief and recovery and a clean environment. We deserve a pathway out of this climate crisis and a … more

Pass the PRO Act

In 2020, American heroes in grocery stores, the U.S. Postal Service, hospitals and more became known as “essential workers,” and many of them had to risk their lives by going to work in … more
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