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Iowa Democrats took another one on the nose last week when it was announced South Carolina would likely leapfrog the Hawkeye State’s first-in-the-nation presidential nominating status. The move wasn’t unexpected, but it dealt a significant blow...

 
 By Nick Pedley    Opinion    December 8, 2022 

Pedley's Ponderings

There are things in this world I can tolerate and there are things I cannot. Hanging Christmas lights falls under the latter category. I’ve bemoaned the annual task several times in this space before. At our old house in Ocheyedan, the chore fell...

 

Evans: Rural Iowa should brace for school 'vouchers'

It won’t be long before empty parking spaces near the Iowa Capitol will be as hard to find as a compromise between Democrats and Republicans. The Legislature returns to Des Moines on Jan. 9, more...

 

Letters: Be wary of pipeline agreements

To the editor: Summit Carbon Solutions is running large ads to tell us they care. I personally believe someone cares when they show me. Actions speak much louder than Summit’s ads. So far, their actions show they do not care about anyone. They... Full story

 

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Don't worry about catching your breath following this month's election – we're heading right back to where we started. The Nov. 8 election came with expected results here in the Hawkeye State....

 

Pedley's Ponderings

Thanksgiving presents us with time to ruminate on the things that matter most. Friends, family, a roof over our heads and food on the table often top the list. I’m no different. I lead a rather uneventful life, and those four things pretty much...

 

The Writer's Pen

If you live in this part of northwest Iowa, there is a good chance you have seen a parachute plane. The colorful chute is readily recognized with its brilliant colors including red, yellow, blue,...

 

LETTERS: CO2 pipeline landowners hold the line against Summit Carbon Solutions

To the editor: Landowners along the route of Summit Carbon Solutions’ hazardous CO2 pipeline are holding the line against the company’s strong-armed attempts to pressure us for our signatures. After more than a year of working to get signed easem...

 

Letters: A long list of complaints regarding Democrats

To the editor: So, I’ve read the letters in the last couple years. I’ve yet to read one explaining how happy the writers are with their Biden/Harris vote. I’ve noticed the Biden bumper stickers disappearing. It might lead one to believe that...

 

Letters: Summit isn't listening, doesn't care, and isn't here for us

To the editor: In a barrage of 3-page ads found in newspapers across the state, Summit Carbon Solutions tells Iowans it cares, it’s listening and it’s here for us. Designed to tug at our heartstrings with reassuring verbiage and photos of...

 

Evans: Where's GOP outrage over farm debt assistance?

I try to stay atop the day’s news. But I must have dozed off last week, because I missed the response from Iowa Republican leaders to the Biden administration’s announcement of $1.3 billion in...

 

Rudderless Iowa Dems have little hope

Though many parts of the state are experiencing drought right now, Iowans are wallowing in the mud. It’s election season, which means candidates are throwing everything against the wall that will stick. This state has been a Republican stronghold...

 

Grassley: How I'm working to cut prescription drug costs

As a leading advocate for lowering drug prices in the Senate, I’ve hauled Big Pharma and pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) executives before Congress, led a two-year bipartisan investigation into...

 

S-N Editorial

Three months have passed since it was announced Hartley's new pool would never open in 2022. Now the calendar has flipped to October, and the City With a Heart is still treading water waiting for...

 
 By Nick Pedley    Opinion    October 6, 2022

Pedley's Ponderings

You might excuse me for being a bit scatterbrained of late. Our recent move to Hartley, combined with other normal stressors like children and work, have found me feeling quite proud if I remember to...

 

Evans: 2 Iowa care center deaths raise uncomfortable questions about justice

There was a recent news update about two elderly Iowans who wandered away from different care centers last winter and froze to death. There is no question the deaths were horrible tragedies. There is...

 

Jones: Assessing your assessment

It’s that time of the year when property taxes are on the forefront of a lot of people’s minds. Legislators get a lot of questions on property taxes, so let’s go through some of the basics. Let’s start with how and when homes are assessed....

 

Letters: Disputes quote

To the editor: I would like to clarify the “quote” that I did NOT speak regarding the article “Scoreboard replacement offers other benefits” in last week’s newspaper. I was “quoted” as saying, “I think it is still common in our area...

 

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The days are shorter, the breeze is a bit cooler and cornfields throughout O'Brien and Clay counties are starting to turn that special shade of gold. It's harvest season once again, and with its...

 

Pedley's Ponderings

Kaity and I are finally moved into our new place in Hartley. I say that generally, because a brief glimpse inside our gargage proves we have a lot more moving in to do. Nonetheless, it’s all here and has been since Sept. 19. We closed on our house...

 

Evans: We all don't benefit equally from gov't aid

President Joe Biden’s decision to cancel up to $10,000 in federal student loans for many borrowers is fair game for vigorous debate – and disagreement. Americans have been debating and...

 

Ernst: Dems' misplaced priorities are creating problems for the rest of America

In almost every single county I visit on my 99 County Tour, I see help wanted signs. From public schools to the National Guard, Iowa is facing a shortage of nearly every essential worker our economy d...

 

Grassley: Hear at last

Nearly five years ago, Congress passed bipartisan legislation I led alongside Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, to make certain types of hearing aids easily available to Americans with mild to m...

 

Letters: Several reasons to pause permits for hazardous C02 pipelines in Iowa

To the editor: Three investment companies, Summit Carbon Solutions, Navigator and Wolfe Carbon Solutions (in partnership with Archer Daniel Midlands), are seeking permits to develop thousands of miles of CO2 pipelines throughout our state. Their...

 

S-N Editorial

Where’d it go? Challenges and triumphs highlight summer of 2022 The calendar hasn’t flipped to September yet, but Labor Day is certainly in sight. That only means one thing: The summer of 2022 is experiencing its final flickers of sunlight. What...

 

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