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January 27, 2015
  • Dear Editor:


    Since 2003, I have been collecting money to buy stuffed animals and other items from Avon to donate to the Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation Christmas Sharing Program.  

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    Fifteen people are gunned down in Paris and over a million take to the streets in protest.

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    It seems that every so often someone has to jump up on a soapbox to promote the “benefits” of switching to the metric system (mks for meter-kilogram-second system) as opposed to the inch-pound-second system (in-lb-sec system) commonly used in mechanics in the United States. 

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    During the fall season, the weather becomes quite warm, to the point of school dismissing early. The cross country season for high schoolers occurs during this hot weather as well.

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    We need money out of politics. Period. We can’t have a true democracy if money buys the elections from our national legislators. In 19 out of 20 federal elections, the person who raised the most money for their election wins. It doesn’t matter what they believed in one bit.

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    I have always wondered why we, the United States, use the standard units of measurement. The simplicity of the metric system makes using standard units of measurement ridiculous. 

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    I have always wondered why we, the United States, use the standard units of measurement. The simplicity of the metric system makes using standard units of measurement ridiculous. 

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    I am a senior at Decorah High School. In my elementary school days, I distinctly recall standing up after the morning announcements, putting my right hand over my heart, looking at the American flag and proudly reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. 

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    Many high schools in America use a weighted GPA system to establish their students’ class rank, but Decorah High School continues using the normal GPA system with the 4.0 scale.

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    There is an abundant amount of deer in towns across the Midwest. Deer are supposed to live in rural, not urban areas. People’s shrubs and trees are being eaten and destroyed in the winter due to a lack of food because of snow cover on the ground.  

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    On Christmas Eve 2014, CoOpportunity Health, an Iowa-based health insurance provider, was taken over by the state of Iowa causing confusion and many questions amidst insurance providers and customers. The world of health insurance is a complicated one, but looking at CoOpportunity’s situation “differently” helps to clarify what’s really happened.

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    I have been a frequent user of the city’s skate park since I was young. I started off on skates when I was about five, and sometime after that switched to skateboarding.

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    I would like to respond to Tom Hansen’s letter to the editor Dec. 11. He praises the midterm elections as shedding light on our nation’s darkness.

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    The officers of Spectrum are facing an opportunity. I hope they will see the way clear to protect a piece of local history even as they develop their property and further their operations.

     
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  • Dear Editor:


    I am writing to you because I am sincerely concerned for the local school lunches. In one day, there are at least two people that find foreign objects in their food. Most of the time it is hair but objects such as coins have been found in our school lunches. All I ask is for the lunch people to wear hairnets at all times, even if they are not working with food.

     
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