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Today's Opinions

  • When it comes to economic development, borders don't mean that much

    We're confident the Spencer County Board of Zoning Appeals will eventually make the right decision on whether or not to grant ThyssenKrupp Waupaca a special-exception permit to operate a monofill in Huff Township.

  • An illegal dump of the worst kind

    I've never counted myself a member of the animal-rights movement. I grew up on a farm caring for animals destined for the dinner table. I support farmers' right to raise animals for human consumption.

  • Arizona law doesn't change much

    "Our view," (The News' editorial) May 10 is a good example of why with this upcoming election in November people need to read and listen to several sources to get a complete story.   The editorial repeats several distortions that have come out of the opposition to Arizona's new law on illegal immigration.

  • More ‘Iron Man’ is better

    “Iron Man” was a bit of a surprise for me when it came out in 2008.  I’ve always been more of an X-Men and Batman fan, so I went to check it out with fairly low expectations.  When I walked out of the theater I had become a fan of Tony Stark. The first movie had plenty of action, wit and fun. Most importantly, “Iron Man” was a film that featured a near-perfect performance from Robert Downey Jr. and it was a film that didn’t take itself too seriously. I’m happy to say that all of the above applies to “Iron Man 2.”

  • So, you’re angry? Fine. But channel it constructively

    Everywhere you turn these days, you find someone insisting that Americans are fed up. They’re angry at the White House, or at the government in general, or at politicians as a breed.

  • New illegal-immigrant law opens door for profiling

    Everyone should be aware by now of the debate going on over the recently passed immigration law in Arizona. Gov.

  • Computers and our money

    I can't think of the name of the old science-fiction movie that depicted a world run by robots and computers.

  • The school board and your taxes

    I just read the April 26 editorial regarding last year's attempt to raise taxes for school renovation and repair. Your paper stated people should have solid reasons for opposing the referendum. No new taxes is reason enough, but there are others.  Your article also stated no one openly opposed the referendum. I opposed it in writing in this paper. Incidentally, my article received many supporting comments.  This year, 55 percent of my property tax bill is for school funding. The school tax increased 23.35 percent from 2009 to 2010.