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A few weeks ago, my editor, Amy Duncan, mentioned a fascinating story idea: A local historian was working to preserve a pair of lights from the old courthouse. Did I remember them?

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The House of Representatives has, for a second time, engaged in a lawless and irrational impeachment of President Trump. This snap impeachment, after only two hours of debate, without any investigations, hearings or any due process, where the President’s counsel would be allowed to present e…

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Have you ever had one of those weeks when unbelievably amazing things happen? By the end of the week, you are emotionally drained but happy things have come together? I had one of those weeks in December.

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There will be a number of differences in the Senate rules for the upcoming session, in order to maintain as much distancing as possible. Legislative clerks will not be on the floor, but will work in other rooms. There will be up to 50 senators and some staff on the floor at a given time. Com…

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Iowa Workforce Development has announced  Iowa’s unemployment rate for the month of September was 4.7 percent. Unemployment has gone down for 5 straight months after the April high. The national rate for September was 7.9 percent. We have the 5th lowest rate in the nation, trailing only Nebr…

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Additional Grant Funding Recommended – On Thursday, the City was notified by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources that an additional $706,000 of funding is being recommended for award to the City. This is outstanding news! As you may recall, the City was previously awarded $1 million for…

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