Editorial: Iowa's gambling laws are draconian

The Daily Iowan Editorial Board supports Highfill's legislation. The state's gambling laws are unnecessarily strict and the state legislature has typically shown an interest in amending the laws only when such changes dramatically supplement Iowa's tax revenue.

Richson: Treat illness early

The Iowa Parent Teachers' Association convened on Saturday to discuss mental health issues amongst children in Linn County. Statistics presented showed that less than half of children with mental issues would receive critical early treatment.

Bianchini: Dumb isn't cute

In Iowa alone 67 percent of fourth-graders are unable to read at grade level. Likewise 67 percent of eighth-graders are unable to read at their grade level and approximately 7,804 teens aged 16 to 19 have dropped out of high school, according to the Children's Defense Fund.

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