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Janet Auge
Janet Auge

An article in The Daily Times Herald Oct. 12 reported on the possibility of a write-in campaign to oust certain Carroll city councilpeople who run unopposed on the ballot.

  • Giving, tax reform and democracy

    One of my friends gives a charitable donation every year to the National Children’s Cancer Society.

  • Penny tax making big difference in schools; legislature should ensure future of SAVE

    Another legislative session will soon begin, and there are many issues aiming to be a top priority on the minds of legislators. The state penny or SAVE (Secure an Advanced Vision for Education) is a top priority for every school district across the state. School districts across Iowa and local property taxpayers have benefitted from the state penny sales tax. In 2008, the Legislature approved legislation that gave school districts one penny from sales-tax money to go to improving school facilities, transportation vehicles, major equipment purchases, and technology. The money generated from this penny has helped districts build and upgrade facilities, upgrade technology equipment for students and helped lower property taxes for Iowa taxpayers.

  • Everyone in Washington agrees that the federal tax system needs substantial reform.

  • Turning farm byproducts into fuel?

    The story is startling. “DowDupont plans to find a buyer for its ethanol plant in Nevada, a 30-million gallon, $225 million operation that uses corncobs, husks and stalks (i.e. stover) to produce the biofuel. DowDuPont has shuttered operations and cut 90 workers.” The plant was closed, the employees given 45 minutes to clear out, and escorted out by police. Nice. Don’t we all want to be escorted from our former job by the cops.

  • Metrics-based accountability will get the 340B drug discount program back on track

    As I have previously written about in Health Affairs, the 340B drug discount program has taken on a life of its own: this invaluable health care program, originally created to improve the health outcomes of vulnerable patients, has been skewed and misused to enrich hospitals’ profits.

  • Peace Lutheran Church: Fish is served

    When I first moved to Carroll, I cruised along the simple streets looking for some form of salvation. Maybe some nice restaurants, bars and local shopping?

  • Can a Big Union voice sell in rural Iowa?

    There are two ways of looking at Democratic candidate for governor Nate Boulton’s strong ties to unions — from a rural Iowa voting point of view.

  • We will never stop fighting to protect the RFS and Iowa

    Recently, the Quad City Times’ editorial board wrote a misguided editorial — which was republished in The Carroll Daily Times Herald. We felt it was important to set the record straight as well as stand up for the majority of Iowans who voted in the last election whose judgment was mocked in the piece.

  • An article in The Daily Times Herald Oct. 12 reported on the possibility of a write-in campaign to oust certain Carroll city councilpeople who run unopposed on the ballot.

  • Democrats need to remember small-town folks, gun owners, older Catholics — and men

    The Democratic Party has always branded itself as the party of diversity, including, women’s issues, LGBTQ, and progressive economic policies. That will never change.

  • Boots and blue-jeaned into oblivion

    I invite you take a Sunday drive through the Des Moines suburb of Grimes, which is snaking east with housing subdivisions and schools and mad-confusing roundabouts. Grimes is grinding up land like a gold-rush town. Better yet, hit the construction on Highway 141 around 5:10 p.m. on a Friday. Make sure you have patience and enough gas.

  • Cuts to RFS would have deep impact on rural America
    Iowans should know that the Trump administration is sharpening the knife, preparing to gut renewable fuels in America. This should be a serious concern to all of us.
  • I hope reading this makes you uncomfortable
    I wanted to take a moment to discuss the NFL players protesting social injustice and the underlying racial issues in this country.
  • President Trump should take a knee
    Over the past weekend hundreds of NFL players, coaches, owners and various hangers-on knelt, sat or linked arms on Sunday during the playing of the national anthem, including owner Jerry Jones and his Dallas Cowboys before the Monday Night Football game.
  • Public is a nuisance
    It bewilders us why the Buena Vista, Calhoun and Sac County boards of supervisors would even think about meeting in closed session to discuss how to pay bills for the dismissed Des Moines Water Works lawsuit that several months ago bedeviled them. We have spoken about this for years. This is public business. Citizens for two years have been treated as a common nuisance.
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