History can be as advantageous to man as location can be to selling a piece of property, eventually both ought to play a part. No sane person wants a war but there always seems to be one going…

For K-12 students, classes can begin on August 23. Since this falls on a Friday this year, many are starting the following week.

Our state leads the nation in pork production. In fact, Iowa pork exports account for approximately $2 billion annually. That’s roughly 30 percent of total U.S. pork export revenue, which tota…

The Iowa State Fair is a celebration of agriculture and the farming families who feed and fuel the world. It is one of the oldest, largest and most well-known agricultural expositions in the U…

Iowa’s “animal cruelty laws” should be strengthened. Anyone that does “torture to animals” should get the maximum penalty. Cruelty to animals spills over to cruelty to humans. Some soreheads s…

What draws people to the Iowa State Fair year after year?

The deadline for submitting letters to the editor of the Independence Bulletin Journal is Thursday at 5 p.m. for inclusion in Saturday’s edition. Letters normally run only in the Saturday edit…

Why is the USMCA trade agreement so important for Iowa?

Deaths due to opioids have sharply decreased in Iowa. In 2016, there were 180 opioid-related deaths in our state. This amount rose to 207 opioid-related deaths in 2017, but dropped to 133 peop…

A few weeks ago, my fellow classmates from South Tama’s class of 1969 celebrated our 50th year class reunion. Fifty years! It is said that “time flies when you’re having fun,” which means I mu…

The decision to entrust an aging loved one to a facility is a difficult one. It takes planning and research. Families rely on tools such as the Nursing Home Compare website and the Five-Star Q…

Why does Congress recognize National Whistleblower Appreciation Day on July 30?

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