With the threat of floodwaters rescinded, members of the Cedar Rapids City Council are poised to throw off the shackles of community goodwill. Unfortunately, pesky facts about a proposed mixed-income housing project remain as sturdy as temporary flood b ... »
When this election is complete, I hope to travel and stand alongside the Standing Rock Sioux. It's the least I can do for the 300 tribes who are inadvertently fighting for the protection of Iowa farmland while demanding their sovereignty be respected. ... »
Although it pains me to admit it, the truth is that I'm part of the horde of Americans who are very poor health care consumers.
My husband is a pump-carrying Type 1 diabetic, which was previously known as Juvenile Diabetes because it typically m ... »
For the past five years, Iowa law has required citizens wanting a weapons permit to pay for a #x201c;safety#x201d; class that has no minimum standards. And, based on conversations with the crop of this year's legislative candidates, no changes are on th ... »
Have outdated and onerous zoning ordinances and environmental protections stifled housing development and local economies? A new federal report says they have, contributing to issues such as income inequality, gentrification, strained safety nets, commu ... »
Seems like everyone is excited about the number of women up and down the ballot. But there is one hotly contested Linn County office where no female names appear.
The Gazette's Editorial Board has been busy with candidate interviews, which are on ... »
Some Iowa lawmakers and elected officials gathered on the steps of the Capital this week to be disingenuous.
It's difficult to find good news in this election cycle, but this past week offered an exception.
Both Democratic and Republican pr ... »
By my estimation, high school football games are the greatest student solidarity builders since elementary school. It's one of the reasons I love them.
I need to note up front that I grew up in the South, where football is practically a religion. ... »