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BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL, WE ARE ALL BEING DUPED

Aug 17, 2015 by Jerry

    Photo credit Wikipedia   BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL, WE ARE ALL BEING DUPED By Jerry Tormey When I heard our Governor talk about the clean water/nitrite lawsuit implying it was a battle between urban interests against rural interests, I couldn’t help but think about the old B Western movies I used to see on a Saturday afternoon as...

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Ten Republican candidates spent last Saturday pandering to the dark side

Jul 23, 2015 by Rick Smith

Ten Republican candidates spent last Saturday pandering to the dark side By Rick Smith The news from Saturday’s Summit is all about Trump insulting McCain but there is far more to Saturday’s Family Leadership Summit than Trump’s thoughtless comments. The latest Trump foot-in-mouth episode takes the focus off the real story of the Family Leader Summit. This Summit was...

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Branstad Decrees: “Forever Banish These Names”

May 21, 2015 by Dan Johnson

The issue at hand is Democratic legislators trying to save the mental health institutes at Mount Pleasant and Clarinda. The Governor wants them shut down as soon as possible, as early as June. Democratic legislators say they won’t allow that, which would amount to changing the law in order to make the Governor’s actions legal. Enter the Branstad legal...

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Unsafe workplaces risk workers’ lives

Apr 29, 2015 by Mark

Unsafe workplaces risk workers’ lives By Mark Cooper, President, South Central Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO For many American workers, wages are staying flat or falling, and making ends meet is harder than ever. Yet every day working men and women go to work and risk their lives in an unsafe work environment in pursuit of a paycheck that barely...

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We are the golden door of the world

Apr 15, 2015 by Vernon

We are the golden door of the world By Rev. Vernon H. Naffier   The words by Emma Lazarus “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to be free…the homeless, tempest tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door” are inscribed on our Statue of Liberty. These familiar words have become almost jaded in...

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Area Democrat Groups Leadership Breakfast

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Home Plate Diner, E 30th by Fairgrounds

School Board Candidate Meet & Greet For Heather Anderson and Royce Turner

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Community Room of Wesley Acres

Labor Day Parade

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Iowa State Capitol - Park at Fairgrounds near Grand Entrance and ride bus to Capitol complex