Commentary

Time to make a change

My name is Riley Smith. I am a junior agricultural media major here at Northwest. As a student here, I know that we are all encouraged to make the changes that we want to see. I realize now that this is our time to do so. After reading the most recent email from President Jasinski,

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Capitol Report 

House approves fiscally responsible spending plan By State Rep. Allen Andrews As lawmakers returned to the State Capitol Building to continue the 2020 legislative session, we faced the difficult task of crafting a balanced state budget during a time when revenues are declining because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenge of making significant cuts

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Be our guest

Protect meatpacking plant workers, our food supply By Gladys Godinez, Center for Rural Affairs community organizer Meatpacking plants across the country have become COVID-19 hotspots, and the struggles faced by the people working inside are apparent and alarming. Our friends and neighbors are being asked to risk their health, safety and lives without vital protections

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A Right Jab

There is a long list of accomplishments By Larry W. Anderson We all know America was in good hands and accomplishing much before the invasion of COVID-19. To believe otherwise would expose biases rather than awareness but let’s not go there; instead, let’s stick to the facts concerning President Trump’s accomplishments. Prior to the coronavirus

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A Right Jab

Liberals come tumbling down By Larry W. Anderson Three events closely connected chronologically and politically have contributed to the tumbling down of the liberal machine so long in place. These were Iowa’s Democratic caucus, the awesome State of the Union speech skillfully delivered by President Trump, and the acquittal of Trump of the bogus impeachment

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Congress must act to permanently ban lethal drugs By Timothy Garrison A Grain Valley teenager ingested what he thought was just half of an oxycodone pill, and it nearly cost him his life. The teenage victim didn’t know the pill he bought on the street in the Westport area of Kansas City was laced with

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Challenges are necessary

By Judy Frueh I truly believe everything happens for a reason. I also believe every action can have a ripple effect. This last year has left me challenged in ways I never thought possible. I have been in situations that still seem surreal to me. I have been shunned by people that I thought loved

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Accolades to the county, city for working cooperatively

It’s been a long time coming, but commonsense did come to our leadership. Call it a Christmas miracle. I hope it is the beginning of a trend. The combining of the county and city’s 911 emergency dispatch centers has long been studied and proposed as a way to save lives and money. The quirks of

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Be our guest

Seeing a bountiful, colorful harvest then and now By Frank Grispino The rolling hills of Nodaway County are a pleasant sight to behold during spring and early summer. This year was especially unique because of the abundance of rain that all the grass, plants and trees had.  Late fall and winter colors turn brown and tan

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