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Editorial: Grads: Before you go, read this
Opinions/Editorials · May 18, 2017
Get a good higher education. Work hard. Treat others the way you want to be treated.

Uncommon Words: Hooverball: Who will step up to help 30-year volunteer?
by Jerry Fleagle, Hoover Presidential Found · Opinions/Editorials · May 18, 2017
Summer is approaching, the dandelions are in full bloom, and the Hoover Presidential Foundation is gearing up for another big year of our favorite pastime – Hooverball!

Minds and Matter: Some thoughts on moving ahead with facility improvements: Part I
by Kevin Hatfield, School Superintendent · Opinions/Editorials · May 18, 2017
The following information was highlighted at the meeting or at recent Board meetings.

Your Capitol Voice: Law forbids merchant lines from gaining condemnation authority
Opinions/Editorials · May 18, 2017
In my last column I wrote about three bills that were passed and were awaiting the Governor’s signature.

Letter: Constructive discussions of government?
Opinions/Editorials · May 18, 2017
How can we change our campaign, debate, and town hall styles to give space to all angles of an issue, and value long-term pragmatic goals more than “ideals”?

Editorial: A taste for the Bee
Opinions/Editorials · May 11, 2017
So we surfed the web for a recipe for which the cooks behind the Tasting Bee could not separate, cut, spoon, divide, or otherwise break into reasonable bite-sized servings.

Senate Update: After 2017 session: It’s time to change course for better Iowa
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · May 11, 2017
The 2017 session wrapped up on Saturday, April 22.

Letter: Hey, grads: Congrats, and read Preamble
Opinions/Editorials · May 11, 2017
Congratulations and well-wishes to all who leave behind high school and college life to take your places in the many circles of adulthood and community life.

Editorial: Minimum-wage considerations
Opinions/Editorials · May 04, 2017
Gov. Terry Branstad signed the minimum-wage bill on March 30, undercutting the action taken by our neighboring county to the west where many West Branch-area residents shop and do business.

Your Capitol Voice: Educational testing, fireworks, medical cannabis saw action
by Bobby Kaufmann, State Representative · Opinions/Editorials · May 04, 2017
I had a wonderful Listening Post in Mechanicsville last Saturday.

Editorial: Engaging classroom like no other
Opinions/Editorials · April 27, 2017
West Branch High School’s robotics team reached a milestone when it traveled to Cedar Falls to compete in March, marking the first time four-year seniors led the “CyBears” in this activity.

Letter: Bills passed in first 100 days ‘punch in gut’
Opinions/Editorials · April 27, 2017
This Iowa 87th Legislature feels like a punch in the gut.

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