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Health Care for All

A colleague at the warehouse club had it right. When he was ill enough to require treatment he went home to Mexico and walked into a clinic. Afterward he returned to work. The distance between Iowa and rural Mexico notwithstanding, … Continue reading

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Michael Franken For U.S. Senate

Michael Franken (D-Sioux City) announced his intention to run for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate on Monday, Aug. 26. There are now five candidates to challenge Joni Ernst. Franken has been telephoning potential donors and appearing at events around … Continue reading

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More About the Solon School Board Election

Major news outlets like the Iowa City Press Citizen and the Cedar Rapids Gazette have provided minimal coverage of the Nov. 5 Solon School Board election. There is a need for information about the election in our community. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Writing About the School Board Election

Today’s edition of the Solon Economist hasn’t been posted on line. The paper copy will arrive with the letter carrier late today, although I may try to find one on the way to my shift at the home, farm and … Continue reading

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A Single Solon School Board Candidate Forum

Most chairs at Palmer House Stable in Solon were filled with local voters ready to hear candidates for school board make statements and answer questions for 90 minutes on Tuesday. It is the only public appearance at a single venue … Continue reading

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Before the Solon School Board Forum

Tonight will be the only forum in which six men and women running for two seats on the Solon School Board appear together in public and answer questions. The forum begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmer House Stable, a … Continue reading

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Vote on Nov. 5

My message about the Nov. 5 school board election is simple. Learn about the candidates and vote! It has been difficult to determine which of six school board candidates is best qualified. All of them would bring something to the … Continue reading

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