Letter: Speak out against mayaor’s tax plan
I agree with the uproar about the 3-by-5 tax increase to raise tax dollars for the library. The voters did not approve the increase, but the mayor has ... »
Letter: Writer forever linked to Holocaust
Regarding Charles Krauthammer's March 13 column #x201c;The Holocaust and Jewish identity#x201d;: I read and reread and then removed it from the newspa ... »
Veterans home discrimination claims deserve investigation
New statistics raise troubling questions about admissions and discharge policies at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. State officials must immed ... »
Too soon to increase taxes for Cedar Rapids libraries
We supported the ballot measure last fall that would have authorized a 27-cent property tax levy to fund the city's two outstanding public libraries. ... »
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Playing it straight by exiting the voter bypass
1. Voters. What are you gonna do with them?Well, if you're Stacey Walker, you smartly decide to let them decide whether you should represent District 2 o ... »
Hogg seeks to change the game
On the plus side, Rob Hogg won't shoot himself in the political foot standing next to a bar cart in Texas.#x201c;I am accepting out-of-state money. I' ... »
Finding glimpses of the past in our kids
Many of the great things about having kids, aside from being sent to the front of the line at airport security, are those #x201c;first#x201d; things. ... »
Breakfast with a side of gridlock
So U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley and Judge Merrick Garland had breakfast together on Tuesday. It must have been somewhat awkward.#x201c;Please pass the sal ... »
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Dutchman cares for overseas grave of Iowa WWII soldier
1. Just when a prolonged and extreme political season seemed to signal an end of civility, an unassuming man in the Netherlands has renewed my faith in h ... »
Veteran who died at Normandy finally honored
No one knows exactly how many veterans are buried in cemeteries in the Corridor without headstones or other markers of their sacrifice. On this day, h ... »
Calling all CR Transit riders
When was the last time you took a ride on a city bus? If you are like the city council and school board candidates I've asked, the answer is #x201c;n ... »
Should punishment fit the crime or the risk?
A bill intended to drastically reform punishment for domestic violence has quickly moved through the legislature this year. While good-intentioned, it ... »
Monday, April 25, 2016
Violence in Cedar Rapids is a public health issue
1. The city of Cedar Rapids has suffered many losses of young life within the last year do to the use of gun violence. The losses are not just the deaths ... »
Safe, Equitable, and Thriving Communities Task Force progress report
In the wake of the gun violence last fall that claimed the life of 15-year-old Aaron Richardson, community leaders came together to discuss a comprehe ... »
Cover crops are key to combatting heavy spring rains
When it comes to soil conservation, a common headache for Iowa farmers is the spring deluge that causes fields to erode showing visible scouring and g ... »
More funding won’t solve Iowa’s water quality problems
Iowa lawmakers are still trying to find a way to protect environmental resources, especially when it comes to our state's water. Unfortunately, the po ... »
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