Opinion

Forum will discuss enhancing lives, community

To the editor:

The Iowa State Black Caucus will be conducting the second series to a forum that was held on July 18, following the democratic ... »

Nuclear deal could be diplomatic disaster

To the editor:

The so-called Iran nuclear deal is no deal, but a lopsided concession. Even worse, it is a breach of trust with our ally, Isr ... »

Basic farming practices help water quality

To the editor:

Living in Clermont, located on the banks of the Turkey River in northwest Iowa, has its good and not-so-good points. But it a ... »

Judicial system failed abused child

To the editor:

Is anyone else as sorely disappointed in our judicial system as myself after reading Shelly Johns is receiving probation afte ... »

Show LGBT teens they are supported

To the editor:

I am a write-in candidate for the Sept. 8 school board election. I’ve talked a lot about the struggle of those in the ... »

Work to raise minimum wage

To the editor:

The minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is insufficient to make ends meet for many working families in this community.

Low wa ... »

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Religion no excuse for discrimination

To the editor:

I’m no biblical scholar, but I’m pretty sure nowhere in the Bible does it say “Go forth, open a bakery, ... »

Police shootings not always justified

To the editor:

Regarding The Gazette’s June 6 article “Months later, man shot by police arrested”:

Do police purpo ... »

Bill Aossey doesn’t deserve to be in jail

To the editor:

I wonder why Bill Aossey is in jail. According to your report, he admitted to offenses for which he was convicted (“Co ... »

Summer’s swarm of warnings

Ah, summer.

Sweet corn, tomatoes and a swarm of media reports and official warnings on all the ways summer can snuff us out like a citronell ... »

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Low wages hurt families, economy

To the editor:

As a nurse, I’ve seen firsthand the impact low wages have had on the health of Iowans. With the implementation of the ... »

Iowa 350 urges climate action

I want a sustainable future for my grandchildren. That future is threatened by changes in the climate that are causing instability and disruptions. ... »