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Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Concerned about Tama traffic cameras

There is a good PBS documentary called Amazon Nation, which discusses their exploitative use of our local police vis a vis so called traffic cameras newly installed in Tama. Amazon valued at 1 trillion dollars is promoting their surveillance technology as safe but with their The facial ...

Letter to the Editor: Critical pet issues

Our state is one of the worst for allowing appalling puppy mills to flourish within our borders (see Iowa Capital Dispatch, Kauffman article, Feb. 7). With inadequate regulations and monitoring due to lack of funding, numerous adult dogs suffer in small cages with little care during their ...

Letter to the Editor: Why I’m running in the 53rd District

People in the 53rd are probably getting tired of seeing me run in the 53rd House District. Poweshiek and Tama are represented in this district. With Dean Fisher giving up on public education, he quit and ran after the alarming school shooting, the timing of the new school in Tama sends a bad ...

Governor’s AEA proposals are wrong for Iowa

Fifty years ago, AEAs were created with the help of Senator Chuck Grassley to create equal opportunities for all students, so that regardless of where you lived, all children and educators had equal access and support to ensure Iowa students could achieve to the fullest. Through the AEA, I was ...

Letter to the Editor: Will Bird primary Reynolds?

Dear editor, After the caucus, Trump said Brenna Bird would be a great governor. Everyone knows Trump is teed off at Kim Reynolds. Will Trump urge Brenna Bird to run against Kim Reynolds in the Republican primary for governor? Dennis Benda Toledo

Letter to the Editor: Sacrificial waters

Eminent Domain is the right of governments or their agency to take private property for the public good with just compensation. It‘s been used to take homes for building roads, city lots for development, tribal lands for highways & railroads, farmlands for pipelines … even with work ...

Letter to the Editor: Connecting the dots

Since no local, state, national or international governing body has the backbone to stand up to the influence of Big Oil money, at least we need to call it out for what it is: filthy dirty money. Individuals or institutions who profit from such investments are either selfishly unwilling or ...

Letter to the Editor: Brenna Bird’s big blunder

Brenna Bird showed up at the Trump Rally in Coralville a few days ago and this is what she found. A candidate that though indicted four times and with 91 charges, saying he loves certain football players, e.g. Matt Whitaker, who served a whopping four months as Trump’s federal AG’s ...

Letter to the Editor: Ignorance

The other day I watched a program about the Electoral College, established originally to give Congress 'correctional' powers over the 'ignorant vote of the common/popular folk.’ Remember... Hillary Clinton won the popular vote and Donald Trump won the Electoral College vote and became our ...