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School districts across the state of Iowa have made extension of the state’s Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Tax — SAVE — a priority for the current session of the Iowa Legislature, which opened Monday.

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Happy New Year – 2019!  I would like to thank all of our Chamber members, community volunteers and board of directors for their support during 2018. 

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Earlier in my career I met a man who was an administrator of a parochial school.

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Every explosive report on Facebook’s data-dealing in recent months is really part of the same story. Facebook wanted to connect the world, and it also wanted to make money. To do both, it decided to connect itself to the rest of the Web - by sharing user information from firm to firm. At som…

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This might be my favorite paper of the year.

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Except for the occasional Sarah Davison concert at Braddyville Park, it’s not very often news comes from the “smaller” towns of Page County.

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A provision of the farm bill that received final congressional approval last Wednesday – and is expected to be signed by President Donald Trump this coming week — removes hemp from the list of federally controlled substances.

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I repeat this column every year for Christmas.

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Iowa’s junior senator, Joni Ernst, pushed for what some termed “bold changes” to the federal government budgeting process last week with a series of amendments that would essentially prohibit senators from leaving Washington if they fail to pass a budget and spending bills on time.

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I want to be more like Ivan and Elfrieda Reents.

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Missouri does it. So does Kansas.

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If you are a parent, grandparent, relative or friend of a high school senior that will be graduating this spring, the Clarinda Foundation Board of Directors encourages you to visit with the upcoming graduate about their plans to continue their education.

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For three years, I worked in communications at a large social-service nonprofit in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. Tenderloin community members face tremendous obstacles: Many are homeless, live far below the poverty line and struggle with mental illness, addictive illness or both. …

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You couldn’t have asked for better weather for the annual Lighted Parade on Friday, Nov. 23. The fear of rain earlier in the week held off, but turned to another snowfall on Sunday.

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Nikki Walker RN, BSN, CHPN Greenfield Team Director, Care Initiatives Hospice, Greenfield

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Newly completed testing by AAA found that electronic driver assist systems on the road today may not keep vehicles in their lanes or spot stationary objects in time to avoid a crash.

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Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, many of you received your Herald-Journal today, Friday, Nov. 23.

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It’s an example of people’s independent spirit and using their right to vote.

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It’s amazing to think how quickly 2018 has come and gone. It has been another great year for the Clarinda Chamber and the community as a whole. We are just at the beginning of one of our busier times of year and I want to take a moment go over the Chamber’s Holiday Season.

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On behalf of the Clarinda Foundation Board of Directors and staff I want to encourage you to spend some time with us this Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3:00 p.m. The Clarinda Sings choir members and directors have devoted a considerable amount of time in order to bring you the 24th Annual Clarinda Sing…

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A new report by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration found that drug overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States last year, with an estimated 200 people dying daily.

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The county’s plan to keep all of its departments in adequate, county-owned property will have a bigger ending than what it is going through now.

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The first 60 days have flown by.  My goal for the first 30 days was to immerse myself in the community and learn the culture.  That was easy to do.  Businesses welcomed me with tours of their facilities. Every trip to get a cup of coffee or groceries was an opportunity to meet someone new. I…

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Clarinda Mayor Lisa Hull and council member Jeff McCall were right in hoping some money could be set aside sooner for street repairs.

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A new study conducted by Harvard researchers suggests that ramping up wind power in America, which currently provides about 6.3 percent of the country’s electricity, would also raise the nation’s temperatures.

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Last weekend I was at my parents in Colorado for a family matter.

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Reckless words from Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. illustrate a disturbing problem in American politics — the demand for politics to be all-out, bare-knuckles brawling. Falwell recently tweeted:

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That darn fake news we’ve heard more about the past few years isn’t going away. It’s just taking a different look.

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A big thank you goes toward the Lied Public Library and director Andrew Hoppmann for having the Theodore Roosevelt re-enactor a few weeks ago. It was a great way to end the library’s year of providing scheduled entertainment.

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By Dexter Golinghorst, Maysville, Iowa, President, University of Iowa Graduate and Professional Student Government

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I can’t thank you all enough for the support during our transition to Shenandoah.