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    I enjoyed the editorial by Cal Thomas on climate change in the July 3 edition. It reminded me of the prediction of climate change Guru Al Gore that coastal cities would be flooded by now because of melting ice.

      There are over 7.6 billion people in the world now. That is an increase of 1.6 billion in just 18 years. It took all of human history to reach 1.6 billion people by 1900 and we added as many in the last 18 years! Population in the U.S. alone has more than doubled since 1950.

        Those who enter the country illegally and those who employ them disrespect the law. They show disregard for those who are following the law. We can’t allow people to pour into the U.S. undetected, unchecked, undocumented and circumventing the line of people who are waiting to lawfully become…

          What were those silly twits thinking when they allowed fireworks to be sold in mid-June and expected people to save them until the third and fourth of July to set them off? These must be the same folks who believe in unicorns, Smurfs and fairies.

          Returning this year will be the Rib Fest Roadside, a drive-through rib sale that will be held from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, June 10 at Battery Park. People can pre-order pork ribs for as low as $8 a slab at the Camp High Hopes website.

          Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is set to begin his first full day of presidential campaigning with a four-stop blitz through Iowa. DeSantis is trying to prioritize personally connecting with voters while proving he has the mettle to take on former President Donald Trump. He has appearances in Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Pella and Cedar Rapids on Wednesday. DeSantis is packing in early events in the state whose caucus kicks off GOP White House primary voting as part of a leadoff sprint that will eventually take him to 12 cities across Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina before Saturday.


          District Judge Zachary Hindman on Wednesday sentenced Katz to 180 days in jail for fourth-degree theft. He suspended a 15-year prison sentence for second-degree criminal mischief as a habitual offender.

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