Opinion

Letter: Community spirit evident during flood

My husband and I are from St. Charles, where we had a record flood covering most of our area in 1993. Our son, who was only three then, is now a new r ...

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Letter: Time Machine brings back memories

I really enjoy The Gazette's Time Machine articles for two reasons. First, as a lifeling resident, I always learn something about the Cedar Rapids are ...

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Letter: Editorial cartoon fostered division

I wish The Gazette had not published Mike Lester's political cartoon in the Saturday, Sept. 24, edition. The cartoonist probably intended to imply tha ...

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Letter: Honor Flight was humbling experience

Having just returned from an Eastern Iowa Honor Flight to our nation's capital, I wish to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to Kevin Vogel, E ...

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Update flood risk assessment to reflect reality

Thanks to skillful local preparations, this week's flooding did not wash away neighborhoods. But it did wash away some old thinking, especially on the ...

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Political Cartoon

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Letter: Time to patrol traffic on Interstate 380

It's not if I am going to die on Interstate 380 between Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, it is when.Have you traveled that highway? Cars drive 80 or 90 mil ...

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Cedar Rapids: come together to help our kids

In the past week, we have celebrated the thousands of volunteers who joined forces in our neighborhoods to prevent the damage of another flood. We hav ...

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Cedar Rapids flood response was a win

So Cedar Rapids weathered the Cedar River's latest surge. This time, the preparation, not the flood, was #x201c;epic.#x201d;#x201c;We won this time,#x ...

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Letter: Gift of reason allows us to be flexible

Donald Trump may see the immigration issue in a different light today than when he first spoke of it. Man's gift of reason allows him to be flexible. ...

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A wall won’t stop migration, globalization

One of the candidates for the 2016 presidential race is famous for his bold promise to build a tall wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in order to stop ...

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Political Cartoon

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Letter: Keep cats indoors to protect song birds

I am writing in the hope that our city's cat owners will read and understand how important it is to keep your cats in your home. Songbirds are beginni ...

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Listen, talk to help prevent suicide

Many of my work days involve people I've just met sharing their thoughts of suicide with me. For some, I'm the first person they've told. Often, we ar ...

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Letter: Thank you, St. Luke’s, for genuine care

On Sept. 19, my dad had to have surgery at St. Luke's Hospital scheduled as an outpatient. The surgery ended up being more complicated than expected a ...

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