Staff Editorials

Election change good for Marion voters

Marion voters will get a chance in November to change the way they've been electing city council members for decades. We think the change is a good id ...

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Clarity, openness needed in UNI presidential search

Staff Editorial,We've no doubt the Iowa Board of Regents has ideas about how the state's higher education institutions should adapt to 21st Century ed ...

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Review of Iowa alcohol laws is the right call

Here's to Gov. Terry Branstad's decision this week to order a comprehensive review of state laws governing liquor, wine and beer. The governor's order ...

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Cedar Rapids school board members must lead, not hide

There are many unanswered questions in the Cedar Rapids Community School District's handling of a substitute teacher's inappropriate relationship with ...

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Put the brakes on changes to clean water rules in Iowa

Iowa's Environmental Protection Commission is poised to make an important decision this week with blinding speed and too little input from the public ...

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Lawmakers must address Iowa’s livestock laws

Iowa environmental regulators think it's a bad idea to build a confinement operation for 2,499 hogs in Allamakee County on steep terrain atop shallow, ...

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Iowa Republicans must stand on principle, not partisanship

Confrontation with political opponents and the media helped Donald Trump rise in the primaries and claim the Republican Party's nomination. Voters rep ...

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Water plan breaks ground, but still falls short

Gov. Terry Branstad is floating a new proposal for funding efforts to clean up and protect Iowa's waterways. In one respect, it breaks new ground. Bra ...

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A chance to explore ‘second-chance’ hiring

Finding a job is one of the greatest challenges faced by people getting out of prison. It's also a cornerstone to the self-sufficiency and positive co ...

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Prevent deaths with stiffer penalties, more awareness

Days before hordes of bicyclists converge in Iowa for RAGBRAI, Corridor residents have received another horrific reminder of how dangerous roadways ca ...

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Iowa should be adding stream gauges, not shutting them down

Thanks to an inadequate flow of state funding, 14 stream gauges, many added since the flood of 2008 to give us more information on rising rivers and c ...

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Stay alert to all the dangers, trainers

As the #x201c;Pokemon Go#x201d; craze ravages the Corridor, it's important to remember that while the incentives to exercise and be more active in the ...

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Affordable housing is one key to better outcomes in school

Can high housing costs lead to poor school performance? Researchers from a variety of fields believe they've found a connection.Children who live in h ...

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Work together to address Crestwood Ridge concerns

We are glad to see that five units in the proposed Crestwood Ridge apartment complex will be reserved as supportive housing for homeless Cedar Rapids ...

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A disappointing ruling on voting rights

Staff Editorial,Given the opportunity to restore voting rights to thousands of Iowans, a narrow majority of justices on the Iowa Supreme Court opted i ...

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