Viewpoints

Wed
29
Apr

Letter to the Editor: Iowa can afford to spend more on schools

To the Editor:
In a recent letter to the editor from Lowell Engle, he stated that Rep. Patti Ruff’s efforts to secure adequate funding for Iowa schools was a “pet project” for “big spending politicians.” So educating our children for the future and continuing to provide them with a world class education is a pet project?

Wed
29
Apr

The Bottom Line

by State Senator Mike Breitbach

The following is by my clerk, Barbara, who has been helping me with my work this legislative session.

Wed
29
Apr

News from the State House

by State Representative Patti Ruff

Wed
29
Apr

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, Editor Emeritus

Wed
29
Apr

Word for Word

by Steve and Robin Oden

Wed
22
Apr

Letter to the Editor: Calling attention to hog confienments

To the Editor:
I would like to call attention to the public on hog confinements. Wake up and take notice. Maybe now you don’t have one next to your place, but I promise you, you will if these are not strictly regulated. Your governor and Iowa congress make the laws for the DNR who will pass the matrix for anywhere and anything goes. They will pollute our streams and rivers with bacteria and nitrogen-laden run-off. The air will be toxified due to ammonia and hydrogen sulfide emissions and the DNR told me twice there are no regulations for that. All factories have regulations, why don’t these? The buildings increase asthma in our children and other respiratory illnesses from breathing the air. The confinements have become breeding grounds for lethal MRSA and people living near these have a higher incidence of MRSA contamination in their bodies.

Wed
22
Apr

News from the State House

by State Representative Patti Ruff

Wed
22
Apr

The Bottom Line

by State Senator Mike Breitbach

Wed
22
Apr

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, Editor Emeritus

Wed
22
Apr

Word for Word

by Rev. Tom Buresh

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