Letters To The Editor
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Letter to the Editor

Another Johnson County Fair has come and gone. I think it’s worth highlighting the sheer impact this fair has on the community and our youth.   4-H and FFA are organizations helping … more

We should celebrate Prop 12

Eliminating gestation crates will not only ease the suffering of mother pigs – it may also put some money back in the pockets of Iowa farmers.   The USDA funded a two-and-a-half year … more

Is this your Iowa?

Which important issues were supported by your state representative and state senator: Help low-income people feed their families, or help pay state administrators high salaries?   … more

Iowans should  be free to choose

Over 60% of Iowans support a woman’s freedom to choose what happens with her pregnancy, and I’m one of them.  Women and their loved ones need to be able to decide whether the … more

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
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