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Letters to the editor

Conspiracy Among Us?

To the Editor,There is a conspiracy among the doctors, nurses, public health, lab and other support people at the Palo Alto County Hospital.A conspiracy to keep people like me alive and well.A big thanks to you and all of the other health care professionals, optometrists, dentists, pharmacists ...

Reader Says: Walls Are Not Effective

To the editor:Walls built to keep people out have a nearly unblemished record of futility. Prior to World War II, the French built a wall to keep the Germans out. It was called the Maginot line. The Germans went around it. To keep the Allies from liberating France, the Germans built a wall to ...

Time For Compromise

To the Editor:As the government shutdown drags on, we can blame Donald Trump for the shutdown, but the far greater sin is being committed by the Democratic Party.Perhaps the Democrats need to read Trump's "Art of the Deal", but they seem to be ignoring those they profess to protect for what ...

Most Indulgent Time of the Year

To the Editor:Thanksgiving to New Year's is the most indulgent time of the year--from overeating to overspending to excess alcohol consumption. It is very easy for a person to get caught up in the festivities of the season and overdo. From family gatherings, Christmas parties and New Year's ...

A Vote for Solberg

I want to ask you to vote for Linus Solberg on November 6. Linus is not only a life-long neighbor of mine, he is a great friend. He is a man who will take your call day or night and do anything for you at the drop of a hat, no questions asked.Some may question Linus' approach on issues, but he ...

Endorsing Jones

In 2014, I came to Megan Jones with an issue and idea. Our state needed to financially help adopting families. Adoption is a difficult journey--made worse by burdensome expenses.Megan gathered the support of fellow legislators and teamed up with the entities such as the Iowa Right to Life ...

IPERS,Yes; Republicans, No

Republicans have recently backtracked from their former statements, and now say they don't plan "current" changes to the Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS) for employees and retirees; even though the Koch backed Reason Foundation has been in Iowa examining IPERS financials for the ...

Solberg is Good for Palo Alto County

Palo Alto County Voters,Your vote on November 6, 2018 is an important one! We have known Linus Solberg for many years and we feel that he is a dedicated, hard working, caring individual that deserves your vote.He has spent countless hours researching issues that are brought to the ...

Odor Will Do What’s Right for the District

This election season you as a citizen have a decision to make. Do you vote for someone who has been in office for 3 terms and done little for the citizens or someone who is one of us that wants to do what's best for the citizens of district 2? I want to suggest that you look into Ryan Odor ...

Why I Support Fred Hubbel

This year Gov. Reynolds and Republicans in the legislature had a decision to make on a self-caused budget shortfall, and their solution was clear: keep funding wasteful corporate giveaways, and cut funding for Regent universities, community colleges, and continue to underfund Iowa's public ...