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Posted by Letters | Nov 6, 2017

“Boys will be boys” is a phrase that gets ingrained in everyone’s head from a young age. However, not once in my life have I heard the phrase “girls will...

Posted by Letters | Oct 31, 2017

Happy birthday, reader. I know, Nov. 8 is probably not your literal birthday. But if the day holds any significance for you, I imagine some part of you changed a...

Posted by Letters | Oct 17, 2017

The Notorious RBG reminds us all how to effect lasting change. When asked what advice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had for young women today, she answered with: “Fight for the things...

Posted by Letters | Oct 6, 2017

Columbus Day should be replaced so that Americans might finally reckon with their tragic past.

Posted by Letters | Oct 3, 2017

At your very first school board meeting, you voted to approve a laundry list of school construction expenses. One of them was $28,000 to pay for balancing and conditioning mechanical...

Posted by Letters | Apr 18, 2017

The opening of the Rapid Creek Cidery at Wilson’s Orchard on Dingleberry Road has been noted in several media stories applauding the project. While I am agnostic about the new...

Posted by Letters | Apr 4, 2017

Photo by Kelli Ebensberger By Loren Glass and Kathrina Litchfield After Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway coined the phrase “alternative facts” in January, George Orwell’s 1984 shot to the top of...

Posted by Letters | Feb 28, 2017

By Robert David Even as a kid, you did not get a “do-over” in my neighborhood without a fight. Accidentally tap the white pool ball with the cue stick, or...

Posted by Letters | Feb 28, 2017

Photo by Jim Legans, Jr By Jason B. Lassner Two recent events suggest that we Iowans are serious about addressing the scourge of cell phone use while driving: a 12-0...

Posted by Letters | Feb 14, 2017

Photo courtesy of the Harris family By Stacey Walker Every now and again it seems the universe bestows upon humanity one of those ethereal and affable personalities that end up...

Posted by Letters | Feb 14, 2017

The Iowa Capitol shown on the opening day of the Iowa Legislature, Jan. 9, 2017. -- photo by Lauren ShotwellBy Cindy Altmaier Riley I love Iowa! Did you know that...

Posted by Letters | Jan 31, 2017

Photo by K. Kendall By Damita Brown Between the mindsets of “we must,” “we should” and “we can’t” is the reality that we are. We find ourselves in 2017 with...

Posted by Letters | Jan 19, 2017

By Robert Davis President-elect Donald Trump takes the stage before a crowd of approximately 4,000 people in Des Moines on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. -- photo by Zak Neumann We...

Posted by Letters | Jan 17, 2017

By Robert David Photo by Zak Neumann The president-elect has trust issues. Big ones. (It is important to disclose I have trust issues too. I am convinced I know best....