Street configurations are confusing
To the editor: Before the changes on Third Avenue from stoplights to stop signs, I could drive from Sixth Street S.W. to 19th Street S.E. without stop ... »
Obey rules of the road to save lives
To the editor: To #x201c;pro-life#x201d; lawmakers and religionists. Are you actively and aggressively trying to: 1. Set the speed limit back to 55 mp ... »
Even in troubled times, much to be thankful for
Pick up a paper or tune in to the news lately, and you'd be forgiven for thinking that the world is falling apart.Global terrorism. Senseless killings ... »
Lose the partisan politics
With the departure of Supervisor Terrence Neuzil for a job in Michigan, a seat has once again opened up on the Johnson County Board of Supervisors.The ... »
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Taking back? Give it a rest

It's the season of giving. But the country, apparently, remains ripe for the taking.

#x201c;We have to take our country back,#x201d; said Re ... »

Rewards and requirements for our elementary teachers
We have just two kids in our home, and most of our days operate on a frayed, wobbly tightrope between chaos and fiasco.Rhonda King has 21 first-grader ... »
Morning Branstad was right
Gov. Terry Branstad couldn't let his inner voice of reason override his political weather vane, even if it seemed on Monday we had one governor in the ... »
Corbett’s think tank has ideas
So Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett's #x201c;Engage Iowa#x201d; think tank has released its very first thought - an intriguing proposal for hitting two ... »
Monday, November 23, 2015
Plans for potential pipeline problems should be public

Last week, Todd Stamm, vice president of the company that would operate the proposed Bakken oil pipeline, told Iowa Utilities Board members that th ... »

Learn to live despite risk, fear
Although only a handful of people know it, there was a time when I couldn't get behind the wheel of a car without having a panic attack. It started l ... »
Missouri professor no longer deserves position
University of Missouri Assistant Professor of Communication Melissa Click must be fired.If you've watched the video, then you are hereby excused from ... »
Let’s remember, mourn all changed by Vietnam
No matter how personal or distant the connection, it's difficult to reconcile emotions surrounding the Vietnam War. Several readers, many of them vete ... »
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Clean energy is necessary for a healthy society

I have dedicated my career to healthy living and disease prevention, specifically the prevention of cognitive decline diseases such as dementia. Fo ... »

It’s time to end wind tax credits
Here's a question Iowa's U.S. Senators and all four Representatives should answer: Do you support raising Hawkeye State gas and electricity bills by o ... »
Much to be thankful for in Cedar Rapids Schools
Cedar Rapids is a wonderful place to learn, work, and live. As a person who is returning to the area after a number of years living in various communi ... »
Why is Donald Trump still on top?
The mystery of Donald Trump's staying power in the polls is much more complex than the mainstream media and establishment Republican gurus know. Dismi ... »
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