Opinion

Letter: Create laws to protect children

One right that needs to be brought into the public eye is a father's rights. There is an injustice done every day to fathers. Parents should have 50/ ...

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Prairie Meadows: Good project, wrong location

We residents of City of Marion are fortunate to live in a friendly and vibrant growing city. Marion has more than doubled in population since 1970. It ...

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Letter: Reader supports minimum wage increase

My purpose for writing this letter is to explain how I feel about the minimum wage. I feel as a single mom, I have struggled over the years due to the ...

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A safety net for every generation

Our elected leaders aren't telling the full truth about Social Security and Medicare reform.Politicians have turned those programs into an emotional w ...

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Letter: Community hero will be missed

I was saddened to read that Bill Bills passed away suddenly at the age of 52. I think few people know how much he helped those affected by the Flood o ...

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Supporting families by strengthening TIES

I sat across from her and looked into her tear-filled eyes as she said, #x201c;I LOVE my kid, but sometimes I just don't LIKE him.#x201d; This confess ...

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Reader questions school staff turnover

I don't understand why there are six new principals at the Cedar Rapids schools at once. Why is there such a great turnover at the last minute? I thin ...

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Political Cartoon

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Enjoy a walk to see God’s beauty

As I pondered #x201c;life#x201d; on my daily walk I could not help feeling blessed living in Cedar Rapids and being able to enjoy God's beauty within ...

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Linn County wage raise backers are eyeing CR

My seat was in the Linn County Board of Supervisors' informal meeting room Monday morning, but my ears could have sworn they were in Cedar Rapids City ...

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Vote to keep our country free

When our Constitution was drafted, there was a strong Federalist sentiment that religious laws should be written at the state level. Accordingly, the ...

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Letter: Pipeline ruling was unfair to landowners

So the judge won't approve landowners' request that the court act to hold up pipeline construction because they hadn't tried other remedies first.#x20 ...

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Letter: Remember to register to vote

Register to vote online or at the Johnson County Administration Building, it matters. State clean water, schools and city funding decreased the past ...

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Political Cartoon

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Letter: Rod Blum deserves to be re-elected

Come Nov. 8, I will be supporting Rep. Rod Blum for these reasons:He knows we cannot tax our country into prosperity.He knows small businesses are the ...

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