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This isn’t the way to achieve reform

November 24, 2014 Beating the will of the people to the punch is not part of the job description for presidents of the United States. Neither is altering or hamstringing laws with which a chief executive disagrees. more »»

The seasonal bells are tolling again

November 23, 2014 The sound of bells signals that The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign is once again in full swing. more »»

JFK’s assassination still resonates

November 22, 2014 Memories fade. Most days are remembered in detail only briefly. As the years pass, they may be totally forgotten or recalled only with difficulty and most often with a lack of precision. more »»

China agreement is bad for America

November 21, 2014 Recently, President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to a one-sided dea. more »»

New VA secretary announces plans

November 20, 2014 Department of Veterans Affairs officials have come up with a novel concept for better serving the heroes who depend on them — make things simpler. more »»

Celebrating quality education for all

November 19, 2014 “Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. more »»

Proceed with caution on China ties

November 17, 2014 President Barack Obama shares one thing with most of his predecessors, whether Democrat or Republican: All try their best to put a bright face on U.. more »»

Iowa’s truly impressive ag economy

November 16, 2014 Since human beings first learned to cultivate the soil, harvest time has had extraordinary significance. In earlier centuries, good crops meant prosperity and security. more »»

Making the grade for children

November 15, 2014 In the National Parents Organization’s inaugural Share Parenting Report Card, Iowa ranks higher than 42 other states. more »»

Veterans Affairs restructuring due

November 14, 2014 Earlier this year, a major, disgraceful scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs made headlines. more »»

FD Council makes right move on sewers

November 13, 2014 Raising fees is never a popular course of action. However, there are times when circumstances warrant such a move. more »»

Take the campaign signs down now

November 12, 2014 In the weeks leading up to the Nov. more »»

Today we pay honor to our veterans

November 11, 2014 More than nine decades have passed since the guns fell silent in the war then known as the Great War — the one we now call World War I. more »»

Vietnam veterans memorial to be unveiled

November 10, 2014 For more than 10 years, American forces were engaged in a battle in Southeast Asia — the Vietnam War. Americans were bitterly divided about the wisdom of that undertaking. more »»

United Way Campaign is underway

November 9, 2014 America is a land filled with compassionate people. This is a nation where charitable giving is a standard feature of community life. more »»

This is a fundraiser with a twist

November 8, 2014 Numerous fundraisers for worthy causes are held locally throughout the year by various organized groups. But one recent fundraiser was a little different. more »»

Help keep our library strong and vibrant

November 7, 2014 The Fort Dodge Public Library entered the 21st century with a proud tradition of community service and a spectacular new home at 424 Central Ave., which was completed in 200. more »»

Time to reconsider U.S. Senate rules

November 6, 2014 For generations, the U.S. Senate safeguarded substantial minorities through its rules on filibusters. more »»

Ebola’s spread must be stopped

November 5, 2014 Ebola has claimed just one life in the United States — but more than 5,000 in Africa. more »»

More Secret Service problems emerge

November 4, 2014 A newly reported Secret Service fiasco should result in President Barack Obama losing his patience with the agency — for his good, that of his family and the safety of future presidents. more »»



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