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Editorial: Immigration, within reason
Opinions/Editorials · March 23, 2017
West Branch is honored to host an annual naturalization ceremony at the Hoover Complex, and we believe that a willingness to increase legal immigration as well as reasonable measures to stem the flow of illegal immigration are most appropriate for any country, including the United States.

Letter: Some benefits of single-payer health system
Opinions/Editorials · March 23, 2017
Are we about image or results?

Editorial: Ending with a thriller
Opinions/Editorials · March 17, 2017
If you’re going to lose, you want your opponent to walk off the court wiping their collective brow and thanking the heavens they survived.

Home Buying 101: Speaker coming to library March 28
by Nick Shimmin, WB Public Library · Opinions/Editorials · March 17, 2017
The West Branch Public Library is happy to host a presentation by Liz Firmstone of Lepic-Kroeger, Realtors who will give a talk on Home Buying 101 and the USDA Rural Development Loan program coming up soon on Tuesday March 28th at 7 p.m. in the WBPL Community Room.

Senate Update: Bills in Iowa Senate will make roads safer for cycling, driving
Opinions/Editorials · March 17, 2017
As spring approaches and the weather warms, more bicycles will be on the road. Proposed legislation in the Iowa Senate can make our roads safer for bicyclists and motorists.

Your Capitol Voice: Voting rights come with some limits
Opinions/Editorials · March 17, 2017
This week I will focus my column on the recently passed Voter Integrity Bill.

Letter: Animal welfare laws woefully inadequate
Opinions/Editorials · March 17, 2017
The editorial by Stuart Clark in the March 8, 2017, Tipton Conservative newspaper regarding the woefully inadequate Iowa Animal Welfare Laws was spot on.

Letter: Trumpcare: You’re on your own, sucker!
Opinions/Editorials · March 17, 2017

New and improved TRUMPED-UP CARE: Intentionally being ignored in consideration of the mounting cost of our nation’s health care is the huge rake-and-take of resources by a private health insurance scam that pockets 30 percent from the cost of the delivery of actual care.

Editorial: Biased on bargaining?
Opinions/Editorials · March 09, 2017
The West Branch Education Association and West Branch Board of Education made the right call to swiftly approve a new, two-year contract before passage of new collective bargaining laws passed by the state.

Letter: Amending the Constitution? Think carefully
Opinions/Editorials · March 09, 2017
An effort by fiscal conservatives to call a congressional convention, for the purpose of adding a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution made some progress in the Iowa Legislature this past week.

Editorial: The might of Muckler
Opinions/Editorials · March 02, 2017
The West Branch City Council will face a very important and difficult task replacing City Administrator Matt Muckler.

Letter: Corporations on gravy train for Iowa R&D
Opinions/Editorials · March 02, 2017
“What are you going to do about the Research Activity Credit?” is the first question we should ask Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, Kim Reynolds and every other member of the majority party which controls our Statehouse.

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