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Members of Oelwein Tuesday Tourist club embarked on a road trip to Upper Iowa University for their October meeting. Ruth Lau served as the hostess for the event, which featured stories of UIU women over the years.

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Iowa farmers and rural communities are facing another round of uncertainty this fall. Low commodity prices, trade wars, new small refinery exemption (SRE) waivers, and the potential for an early freeze are threatening to put Iowa farmers out of business and thousands of Iowans out of work.

Donald Trump has spent his time in office trying to bend the conventions of the American presidency to his will. Now he appears to be trying to override a core principle of democracy: that no one is above the law.

Vaping has come of age in the most perfect of social conditions. Smoking cigarettes is falling out of favor socially and even among nicotine users, and is wholly rejected by many young people today. To get their fix they're turning to what is marketed as a cleaner and safer method of ingestion. Enticing flavors, edgy technology and social media are empowering the tobacco industry to ensnare a new generation with nicotine addiction
by way of vaping. And it’s working. In 2016, 43.8% of high schoolers in New York state tried vaping, more than double the total two years prior. This trend has Ontario County officials deeply concerned.

We’ve all experienced sticker shock. It’s one thing to gasp over the cost of a new dishwasher, but sticker shock for those who need to purchase medications for a chronic disease such as diabetes is a serious issue.