Letters To The Editor
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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

The EPA needs to step in to protect Iowa waters

So many places in our world are experiencing water shortages. Thankfully in Iowa we usually have enough water. But we are squandering this precious resource by allowing Big Ag and factory farms to … 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

Stop the passing of racially-targeted bills

Last summer, after statewide protests, Governor Kim Reynolds promised action to address racial profiling by police as she signed the More Perfect Union Act. So, what has she delivered since … more

Senator Ernst, help bring our troops home

On March 19, 2003, U.S. President George W. Bush ordered air strikes on Baghdad, thus launching the Iraq War to oust dictator Saddam Hussein, who General Powell said was manufacturing weapons of mass … more

We must support racetracks impacted by COVID

I write to request that Congress create a grant program to support recreation, sports and amusement venues that provide live entertainment yet were excluded from “Shuttered Venue Operators … more

GOP on the wrong side of many issues

As a former Republican who cast my first vote for Gerald Ford for president it’s difficult to watch the once proud GOP descend into the land of make believe. They’re afraid of an evolving … more

School vouchers are a mistake for Iowa

In 1887 Iowa citizens were promised the best possible education for their children along with a commitment to keep power for education decisions within the local community. In 1967, these guarantees … more

H.R. 1 could help family farmers, everyday people

As we think back on 2020, we can recall many concerning ways that people were shut out of the election process. Many of our elected representatives heard these concerns, and introduced H.R.1, the … more

Trump, Republicans have blind spots

On a news show recently, Senator Mitt Romney stated, in a generous characterization, that President Trump has a blind spot when it comes to Russia. It was revealed that the U.S. has been under … more

Stand against terrorists

I urge you to support the United States’ strategic and geopolitical interest in the horn of Africa by supporting the Ethiopian government’s effort to root out terrorism and maintain law … more

Thanks to Kalona during COVID

Thank you to the people and the businesses of Kalona for the extraordinary commitment, generosity, dedication, service and achievement during the COVID crisis. A special thanks and appreciation to … more
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