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Opinion

$100,000+ of Muscatine Tax Dollars Wasted

Editorials

There are six types of city government possible in our state. Muscatine has the "Mayor-Council with appointed City Manager" type and is nominally non-partisan. In this form, the City Manager is the person who "runs the city" on a day-to-day basis, and the Mayor's position is largely ceremonial. ...

Deb’s got something to say!!

Local Columns

For the most part, my wife, Deb (Veit), is pretty easy going. Very little ruffles her feathers, (except for some of the things I do from time to time). However her dander is up and she's got something to say. So without any further introduction or notice, here is The Way Deb Sees It."I am ...

Supports defunding Planned Parenthood

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor:Let's be honest, defunding Planned Parenthood (PP) is about abortion. Women aren't going to be losing their healthcare. No PP has ever been licensed to give mammograms. The only thing lost is going to be on-demand abortion. Abortions will still be available at the big ...

Distrcit 72 Update

Editorials

We are now finishing up our second week in session. Bills are being filed and committee work is underway. Here is a sampling of the bills beginning to work their way through the process.My BillsHouse Joint Resolution TBD - Right To Hunt, Fish, and Trap: This bill seeks to amend the Iowa ...

What’s Happening at the Wieting?

Local Columns

At our regular meeting on Thursday night we had a report from the committees that handle lining up the acts to appear at the Wieting. They are working on several different ideas, but haven't booked any so far. The only event to take place is the music event on April 23, sponsored by the ...

Remembering Captain Eugene Cernan

Editorials

The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Advisory Council co-chairs Sue Olson and Gary Rozek fondly remember Mr. Cernan's dedication to the NCSML and his service as a member of the National Advisory Council. He will be greatly missed by both the Council and the National ...

The Story of Rose

Local Columns

I'm not sure how many readers know this, but my parents had three wonderful, yet average children and one terrific, exceptional child, namely "yours truly". I'm not exactly sure what that has to do with anything in the world, but now let me tell you the story of a remarkable lady named Rose.In ...

Inside the Iowa House: 2017 Legislative Session Underway

Editorials

The 2017 legislative session opened this week and there is a sense of uncertainty here in Des Moines and DC.My hope this year is the divisiveness and bitterness that ruled the campaign can be put aside at the State Capitol this year.As the minority party in the House this year, we know there is ...

District 72 Update

Editorials

Newsletter forThursday, January 12The 2017 legislative session is underway. Monday morning, January 9, we began with the swearing in ceremony. House Leadership remains unchanged from last session, Rep. Upmeyer continues as Speaker and Rep. Hagenow continues as House Majority Leader. Tuesday, ...

Urges support for Planned Parenthood

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor:Please write or call your Iowa lawmakers asking them not to defund Planned Parenthood as Terry Branstad has promised.Iowa has reduced teen pregnancy by more than half in the last two decades. Now is not the time to eliminate providers for women's health care and birth ...