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Editorial: A game worth playing
Opinions/Editorials · March 26, 2015
After a month collecting evidence from a staged “murder” scene and preparing for a mock trial, several Scattergood Friends students representing the prosecution and defense turned their chairs around to face the rest of the school for questions about the process.

Jerry's Jottings: We need your help for big exhibit next month
by Jerry Fleagle, Hoover Association · Opinions/Editorials · March 26, 2015
Are you as happy for the arrival of spring as I am? It’s a time of rejuvenation, a time to shake off the winter doldrums and get outside and get active.

Senate Update: Making state government more accountable, transparent
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · March 26, 2015
Over the last year, the Senate Government Oversight Committee has investigated numerous allegations of hush money, slush funds, black lists and lack of transparency throughout Governor Branstad’s administration.

Your Capitol Voice: Controversial bills: Finding middle ground
by Bobby Kaufmann, State Representative · Opinions/Editorials · March 26, 2015
We had another busy week at the Capitol with more to come, given the second funnel deadline looming.

Letter: School district making great strides; vote ‘yes’
Opinions/Editorials · March 26, 2015
As a school board member and a community resident, I am proud of the way our board and administration have provided careful stewardship of our tax dollars while staying focused on our mission.

Letter: Talk cheap, results not with public education
Opinions/Editorials · March 26, 2015
Many people say they want our children to get a “world class education” so they can compete and succeed in an increasingly high tech and competitive world.

Letter: WB a special place to work hard, gain respect
Opinions/Editorials · March 26, 2015
Editor’s note: This letter is in response to a photograph that ran on Page 6 in the March 19 West Branch Times.

Editorial: ISL earns voter support
Opinions/Editorials · March 19, 2015
We find three reasons voters should again approve the Instructional Support Levy for West Branch Community Schools: Responsible spending, conservative use and voter trust.

Kaufmann: Rooting out waste with zero-based budgets
by Bobby Kaufmann, State Representative · Opinions/Editorials · March 19, 2015
With the first funnel come and gone we now turn our attention to the second funnel week.

Letter: Burke Rhoads: A man with no shortage of fans
Opinions/Editorials · March 19, 2015
An emotional and dramatic series of events has played out this week in the central Kentucky community of Nicholasville, all in remembrance of a fallen police officer who, as a boy, came of age in West Branch before pursuing his lifelong dream of a law enforcement career.

Editorial: ‘Amazing’ fine arts in WB
Opinions/Editorials · March 12, 2015
This past week, West Branch school showcased an array of its quality fine arts programs in performances and competitions, and we encourage everyone to take time to see why one show choir judge said Friday he found it “amazing” that a city of only 2,400 has so many children involved.

Senate Update: Access to mental health care must be maintained
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · March 12, 2015
I am committed to continuous improvement of Iowa’s modernized mental health system.

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