Letters To The Editor
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Did library decision reflect will of the community?

By a majority vote of the Kalona Library board of trustees, the book “Gender Queer” retained a place in the library. Did the vote represent the community? If a majority of … more

Cutting anti-poverty programs is wrong direction

I am exasperated that House leadership is threatening to tank our economy to extract devastating budget cuts that target people experiencing poverty.  As a condition for allowing the U.S. … more

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are good things

A recent letter in The News admonished readers to get with it because “‘Woke’ is way dated, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DED) is the new buzz.”  The writer then … more

Lone Tree City Council should forget sign, improve downtown

Seeing Lone Tree on the front page of the newspaper last week and reading the article made me more upset with the City Council of Lone Tree. IDRC performed a mini downtown assessment of Lone Tree. … more

It’s time to get serious about Lone Tree

Thank you for your recent article, “Underperforming” (March 23, 2023).  Finally somebody is calling attention to the fact that there are a whole lot of things wrong with Lone … more

Keep up: ‘woke’ is out, DEI is in

‘Woke’ is way dated, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is the new buzz.  Colleges across the country dedicate on average 45 staffers to DEI training, 1.4 more than history … more

Republicans should wake  up too, Sen. Ernst

Senator Joni Ernst and the Republican caucus have learned a new word, ‘woke,’ and by golly they’re gonna use it.   In her recent piece in The Kalona News she used it five … more

Iowa Education 2023: A Zero Sum Game?

A zero-sum game is a mathematical representation in parlor games and economic theory of a situation that involves two sides, where the result is an advantage for one side and an equivalent loss for … more

Say no to public money for private institutions

I am writing today to share my opposition to HSB1 and why you should be opposed as well.    Vouchers divert taxpayer dollars from public schools. HSB1 is harmful to our public school … more

Let’s keep public funds  in public schools

As a Kalona taxpayer, I’m against the school voucher proposal to provide private schools with (more) public funds. Nonpublic schools already receive public funding for transportation, … more

We have lost our moral compass

The following information was submitted to the letter to the editor information form on thenews-ia.com: first name: Lynn last name: Gallagher address: 1550Taft Ave NE city: Solon old … more

Reinstate Washington County Ambulance Director

This letter is to address concerns of the recent decisions and actions of the Washington County Board of Supervisors regarding the Ambulance Director. As a result of Closed sessions, a decision … more

No confidence in Washington Co. supervisors

To the Editor, Washington County Board of Supervisors and ALL citizens of Washington County, This is a letter of NO CONFIDENCE in the current Board of Supervisors. The Washington County Board … more

Good candidates were valued, even if they lost

So now, after the mid-term elections, Iowa has the national distinction of being in the same lonely category as Florida.  Really. So many good candidates lost, so many issues of Iowans will … more

Thank you for telling my story

I want to personally thank Jeff Yoder for not only covering my story, but going above and beyond the call of duty in sharing my athletic achievements in the midst of stage IV … more

Mid-Prairie auditorium is a necessity

I had the extreme pleasure of attending the Mid-Prairie student musical production of “The Pirates of Penzance” this past weekend.  The students and their coaches did a fantastic … more

Brenna Bird fights for justice

As the Washington County Attorney, I work with law enforcement officers on a regular basis. Our men and women in blue work hard to protect our communities and they are selfless public servants. … more

Justifiable vs reckless government spending

I am a lifelong Republican and here is my position on government spending by the present Washington Administration. We are deep into a pandemic, and Covid had to be Public Enemy #1 and still … more

Wake Up, America

Our police are being murdered at an alarming rate. Romans 13:4 says, obey the government, for God is the one who has put it there. There is no government anywhere that God has not placed in power. … more

Is Grassley really in touch with Iowans? 

The following information was submitted to the letter to the editor information form on www.thenews-ia.com: first name: Thomas last name: Cook address: 2835 Friendship St, Iowa City city: … more
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