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As Congress reconvenes this week, we’ll have a choice to make - stand by an outdated, 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, or vote to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, a modern trade agreement that will create thousands of new American jobs. Democrats should be leading the c…

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The Clarinda community has completed a successful Downtown Revitalization Façade project with twelve participating owners totaling eighteen building facades. 

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In the wake of flooding that devastated the city of Hamburg and the surrounding area beginning in March of this year, Iowa’s two Republican senators, Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, are pressing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to follow through on its commitment to rebuild a levee that is a …

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I’d be curious to know how my son, Grant, would fit in my shoes when I turned 18.

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A month ago, at an AARP forum in Council Bluffs, I was asked a question that comes up again and again in Iowa: How do we address the crisis in providing access to needed mental health care for our communities?

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“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20

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You’re a single working parent, or a stay-at-home dad, or a grandmother assigned to babysit for the day. You’re absent-minded or type-A, rich or poor or somewhere in between. Regardless of wealth, gender, age, occupation, ethnicity or any other demographic marker, it could be you. Though you…

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The Washington, D.C., area is already rich and overcrowded, and with the arrival of Amazon.com’s second headquarters it’s about to get thousands more high-paying jobs. Lots of other metropolitan areas, especially in the middle of the country, are less rich and less crowded. So why not move s…

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Last week I mentioned how my wife and I spent a Saturday in Kansas City. Some of her longtime friends, who she hasn’t seen in a long time, were in the city and they arranged to meet.

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“I ate apple pie and ice cream – it was getting better as I got deeper into Iowa, the pie bigger, the ice cream richer.” Jack Kerouac, from his novel “On the Road”

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Retirement savings reform isn’t a hot topic for journalists, but it’s one of the few areas where Democrats and Republicans in Congress and President Donald Trump could pull off some bipartisan reform when legislators reassemble in September.

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As the 20th century came to a close, the United States faced many challenges, but a high rate of death from prescription opioid overdoses was not one of them. In 1999, 3,442 people died from taking excessive pain-killing substances such as oxycodone or hydromorphone. Each such death, of cour…

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Each year young women from Page County compete in the Page County Fair Queen Contest for the title of “Miss Page County Fair Queen”. They will be judged during a tea on July 20, on the following point system:

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If Americans agree on anything these days, it’s that our schools could be much better, and that internet culture is harming our children. I have a simple proposal to address both problems: high school classes on how to use the internet more effectively.

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Agriculture is obviously a huge part of life in Nebraska and Iowa, but a new study of all 435 U.S. House districts shows just how large farming and ranching truly are here.

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You may have seen, or literally heard, it already.

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This year is the 10-year anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that has made it easier for businesses to discriminate against individuals based on age.

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Readers, we have always appreciated your help with providing us photos of people, places and events (you know we were not at) to put in the paper.

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Politicians love to talk about farmers, often invoking images of families waving American flags by sun-soaked corn fields. They pledge their commitment to Rural America, but often their “commitment” ends on Election Day. That hasn’t been the case with President Trump.

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Throughout its history, Iowa has been a place where women break barriers. Time after time, Iowa women have shown if they set their minds to something, work hard and believe in themselves, they can accomplish anything.

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Families and small businesses along the Missouri River have had their lives turned upside down by the flooding that occurred earlier this year. Recent weather has caused re-inundation, hindering those who are working to rebuild their lives and communities.

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Grandma’s House Daycare invited me last week to speak to some kids who use the daycare during the summer. Members of the group were no older than third grade. The picture of the gorup from the daycare is below.

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On the eve of the 2008 Iowa Democratic caucuses, the Des Moines Register’s poll concluded that then-Sen. Barack Obama would win the contest by 7%. No other poll was close to that margin; others predicted a near tie or even a big win for Sen. Hillary Clinton. But Obama did win the caucuses ? …

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In my nearly seven years living in Clarinda, I’ve known of different people with a Clarinda or Page County connection that have written a book about thier past living here. There may be more.

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Donations for the July 3 fireworks show may be made to the Clarinda Foundation located at 114 E Washington Street. Make checks payable to the Clarinda Foundation/Clarinda’s Annual Firework Display. All donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law. Donations are also being accepted a…

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Chances are that in the last 24 hours, you’ve seen approximately nine advertisements for prescription drugs on television. That’s no mistake.

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At Joe Biden’s May 18 campaign kickoff rally in Philadelphia, the Democratic presidential contender said “President Trump inherited an economy from the Obama-Biden administration” that Trump is now “in the process of squandering.”

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It could be worse, because I’ve driven it.

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Create a society in which people with dementia are able to live with peace of mind while maintaining their dignity. To realize this amid the arrival of the era of the 100-year life, efforts must be accelerated in the public and private sectors.

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If you are a longtime Clarinda resident, I know what you may be thinking.

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The Clarinda community is definitely blessed with numerous projects and events taking place in the coming months.

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Obamacare gave most low-income people Medicaid coverage, extending the health-care plan to the poor and near-poor. But when they are jailed or imprisoned, an old federal law means their Medicaid coverage disappears. This callous policy must change.

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To all of the high school graduates in the class of 2019, you were not around 20 years ago when the following song was on the radio and it seemed like it played four times an hour.

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Without having any concrete, legitimate statistics to go off of, I’ve guessed less than 1,000 people attend church services in Clarinda on a given Sunday.