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Opinion

Letter to the Editor: What happened to due process?

Editorials

I read the April 9th North Tama Telegraph coverage of Union Middle Teacher Mark Hookham’s resignation and as a parent of two girls and a boy who had Mark as a Science Teacher, I was saddened by the district’s loss of a good teacher. Having two children the same age a Mark’s kids, I got ...

Dengler Domain: March 3, 2021

Editorials

Bored? Not inspired? Have a hankering for something to do? Play card games. The oldest trick in the book. Grab a deck of cards, and everyone will have fun. No need for a fancy board with miniature game pieces which always go missing, or trying to keep track of the fake cash. None of it. Only ...

Sen. Edler: Cornfields, Common Sense and Community

Editorials

The seventh week of session was busier as many bills moved out of committee. Next week is the first funnel week of this legislative session, meaning all Senate policy bills need to be out of Senate committees in order to be considered for the rest of the year. This deadline will narrow the ...

Rep. Fisher: District 72 Newsletter

Editorials

In my last newsletter I reported on the use of the “Black Lives Matter” curriculum in the Ames Community School District (ACSD) and that the Government Oversight Committee would be holding a public hearing on the issue. This hearing was a result of parents in Ames contacting the Republican ...

Dengler Domain: Fad or No Fad

Local Columns

Middle of winter, the pandemic is not ending. Being hunkered up, waiting for the vaccine to start normal life. It has been a while, and sometimes, longer than I thought. I’m praying to the heavens it is time to start up the super scientific analysis gizmo. I sit in my office chair waiting for ...

Legislative Editorial: Rep. Dean Fisher

Editorials

The 89th Iowa General Assembly has begun. There is much the same as previous years of course, but much that is different as well due to the Wuhan virus. We continue to social distance, we are meeting in larger rooms, and we are taking care to minimize the number of meetings. What hasn’t ...

Cornfields, common sense and community

Editorials

Dear Constituents, I hope this finds you all well and healthy. Our state has been through a number of unique challenges since my last newsletter and I am proud of Iowa’s determination to persevere and rise above the derecho and all the complications from the pandemic. The Legislature has ...