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State Highways 65/69 and 92 – If you have driven along State Highways 65/69 or 92 lately the City Team hopes you noticed the improved synchronization of the traffic signals. The new timing for these traffic signals was completed last week as part of the City’s project to reconstruct a portio…

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According to a study released by the Crime Prevention Research Center, the majority (54%) of counties in the United States, with 11% of the total population, had no murders in 2014, the most recent year that they had county by county statistics for. There were either 0 murders or 1 murder in…

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I may have mentioned I taught school for 23 years prior to moving to the private sector in 2000. I actually taught the last three years part time — teaching in the fall, then taking a leave when the State Legislature started in early January. When the Legislature adjourned, I returned to my …

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“Coming Full Circle” is an expression about returning to where you started. You’d think countless experiences over generations would improve humankind’s ability to listen, understand and find tolerance upon encountering clashing differences. However, the fight and fury surrounding the scienc…

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We have heard discussions for some time about releasing more prisoners. The argument is that there are many prisoners who are in prison, serving long sentences for minor, nonviolent crimes. When I went looking for facts, I found some statistics from Statista, an organization that compiles an…

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Aug. 3 City Council Meeting – The City Council will meet on Monday, Aug. 3, for its regular meeting. The agenda and comprehensive meeting materials are available on the City’s website at http://indianolaiowa.gov/AgendaCenter. The meeting will be aired live via the City’s YouTube Channel and …

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The failure to accept the truth of science has a rich tradition. For example, in the 16th century the Polish scientist Nicholaus Copernicus proposed that the planets revolved around the sun in contradiction to Catholic dogma. Then in the 17th century, Galileo, an Italian scientist, confirmed…

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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We are losing our democracy to oligarchs. American voters have a statistically non-significant impact on public policy. Only four percent of us respect Congress. Forty two percent of voters are Independent yet only Republicans and Democrats win elections. Only fourteen percent of House campa…

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