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In this primary election, we are given two distinct choices. On the one hand is self-proclaimed moderate mayor of Washington Jaron Rosien (he was a Democrat until he recently switched to a Republican …
5/31/22 02:48 PM
As a result of this week’s ghastly shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, I took time to reach out to Iowa’s representatives in Congress as well as the ISEA and NEA about a …
5/31/22 02:48 PM
Why Iowa State Senator Jim Carlin will be receiving my vote on June 7 in the Iowa Republican primary for U.S. Senate: Would you have voted to end funding for Trump’s border wall, pass a 1.5 …
5/31/22 02:47 PM
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 …
5/17/22 02:51 PM
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 …
5/3/22 04:06 PM
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 …
4/20/22 10:27 AM
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 …
3/8/22 02:53 PM
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 …
2/23/22 04:57 PM
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 …
2/23/22 04:56 PM
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 …
2/8/22 11:27 AM
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 …
2/1/22 02:17 PM
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 …
2/1/22 02:16 PM
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 …
1/18/22 02:10 PM
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 …
1/18/22 02:09 PM
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 …
1/4/22 02:12 PM
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. …
12/20/21 03:01 PM
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 …
12/7/21 03:53 PM
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 …
11/16/21 03:56 PM
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 …
10/14/21 10:25 AM
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 …
10/5/21 03:23 PM