opinion

Public schools not for campaigning

Friday, April 29, 2022 8:46 pm

Thank you for exposing Chuck Grassley for his political invasion of the South Winn School.

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The importance of sidewalks

Friday, April 22, 2022 8:07 pm

Sidewalks are important. They not only nurture neighborhoods but are much safer than walking in the street.

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Unfortunate information

Friday, April 22, 2022 8:06 pm

Your “Stitch Their Names” article contained some unfortunate information. 

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Kwik Star Site Plan concerns

Friday, April 22, 2022 8:06 pm

There are personal and aesthetic reasons to oppose the proposed Kwik Star Convenience store, but it seems to me the most compelling reasons have to do with the interpretation of city code 17.36.030 called “Site Plan Review.”

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Wake up Decorah

Friday, April 22, 2022 8:05 pm

You sure can wake up with eight or nine coffee shops in town. And one more chain coming to town. 

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Greetings from the Statehouse: A bill to increase parents’ access to information was passed

Friday, April 15, 2022 9:14 pm

HF 2577, a bill to increase parents’ access to information of what’s being taught to their kids, was passed in the House. School districts and teachers are required to post the syllabus, textbooks, related core materials and a list of …

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Klimesh’s Corner: Senate passes Maternal Support Programs and more

Friday, April 15, 2022 9:11 pm

As we moved towards the scheduled adjournment of April 19, the Senate addressed a number of policies ranging from addressing nuisance bars, permitting electronic insurance notices, to language and literacy development for deaf children.

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Greetings from the Statehouse: Iowa’s economy is strong

Friday, March 25, 2022 9:40 pm

For the current fiscal year, state revenues are expected to be $9.1711 billion through June 30. That amount is $110.5 million higher than what the Revenue Estimating Conference had forecast at their December meeting. 

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Klimesh’s Corner: week ten

Friday, March 25, 2022 9:37 pm

One bill discussed in committee this week was House File 2431 regarding home-based food establishments and the regulation of small, low-impact home-based business operations.

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How can anybody justify what Putin is doing?

Friday, March 25, 2022 9:35 pm

To the Editor: Fred Bryant’s letter “Disappointed in local Ukraine rallies,” leaves me stunned by his statement that the Russian invasion of Ukraine was “completely unprovoked.”

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Historic Decorah is changing

Friday, March 25, 2022 9:34 pm

To the Editor: Every time a business closes, it impacts the community. Our standard of living really took a “hit” with the closures of Penney’s, Kephart’s, Vanberia, and now with the upcoming closing of Amundson’s Clothing.

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Concerned tax-paying hunter, fisherman and supporter of local wildlife groups

Friday, March 25, 2022 9:34 pm

To all the uninformed people thinking hunting and fishing is just killing for sport.

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Greetings from the Statehouse: The first steps in passing the State Budget

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 8:43 pm

The Justice Systems, Transportation, and Agriculture and Natural Resources budget bills were the first to clear their first hurdle in the Iowa House being passed by the subcommittees. 

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Klimesh’s Corner: Most of the Senate’s ninth week was dedicated to floor debat

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 8:41 pm

The next legislative deadline is quickly approaching . . . 

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Greetings from the Statehouse: historic tax cut signed into law

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 4:35 pm

Thanks to strong leadership and responsible budgeting, Iowa’s economy remains strong – so strong that we have the opportunity to deliver the largest tax cut in Iowa history while continuing to fund Iowans’ priorities.  

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