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  • Kelley is advocate for veterans

    Bob KrauseDes MoinesI would like to thank the people of House District 29 in Newton and surrounding ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Crumbling constitution

    Does the Constitution still matter?When it was written, Ben Franklin said the Founders gave us a rep ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Newspapers still aren't dying

    Have you heard that newspapers are dying? Me too. Almost every time I mention my career to people — ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:49 pm
  • Payton will help control government spending

    Dale MakiNewtonFollow the money. It’s a simple idea, but one that is often lost on our elected offic ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Kelley is a strong voice at statehouse

    Working in corrections is difficult and dangerous work. This has been especially true in recent years as the state’s correctional facilities have been ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Accelerate prosperity, reverse Uncle Sam’s overdrive

    Underemployment is up. Wage growth is down. Job openings are up. Hiring is down. Student debt is up. Job optimism is down. Consumer debt is up. The pe ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Whoa to our runaway tongues

    In May 1997, I was a reporter assigned to interview spiritual author Deepak Chopra, who upon meeting me asked whether I could drive him to where our i ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Vote for Allen, Ernst, and Payton

    Chris BollhoeferNewtonChaz Allen has been a true leader through some dark times in Newton. Having wo ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Confronting the Disability Unemployment Crisis

    Over half a century ago, when my brother Frank was at the Iowa School for the Deaf, he was told he could be one of three things: a printer, a cobbler, ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Blood moon

    Is the Blood Moon an ominous warning of some cataclysmic event on the offing? Naw. If anything, I told myself, it’s a harvest moon.
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Here come the rain and drought

    What is it about natural disasters and irony?Just as local authorities in Detroit were denying thous ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:08 pm
  • Kelley's continued leadership is needed

    Francis ThickeFairfieldI commend Jasper County residents for having elected Dan Kelley as their stat ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Ty's Take: Witnessing a miracle

    Even as I write this, it doesn’t seem like a real thing. The Kansas City Royals — my hometown team, the Boys in Blue, a team other Major League Baseba ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Butcher on Halloween

    Attention all Halloween-loving adults: It’s time to grow up. When are you going to take responsibility for the trauma you are single-handedly inflicti ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Life-long Democrat endorses Critchfield for recorder

    Rev. Dr. Carl Rothshild-BondNewtonI like Marshall Critchfield’s qualifications for Jasper County Rec ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:13 am
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