Education a priority for John Laverty
To the editor: I endorse John Laverty for the Cedar Rapids Community School Board. Laverty is a parent of CRCSD students and has been an active school ... »
LaTasha DeLoach is a respectful leader
To the editor: Throughout this school board election season, LaTasha DeLoach has repeatedly demonstrated why she is a respected community member and l ... »
Cedar Rapids Market After Dark was a great first draft
As the saying goes, the first step is always the hardest. In the case of the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers’ Market After Dark on Saturday night ... »
Our endorsement for Linn-Mar School Board
Four seats are on the ballot Sept. 8 when voters in the fast-growing Linn-Mar head to the polls. Seven candidates are vying for those seats, including ... »
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Time to get involved in Marion library discussion

Sometimes, when there’s trouble ahead, you’ve got to pump the brakes.

That’s what the »

Time for action to clean Iowa’s waterways
DES MOINES — Iowa’s water quality debate suffers from a deep urgency gap.“I’m really hopeful that this is the first step i ... »
Enjoying mandated leisure time
So we’re back from our Branscation.I named our family’s time off last week in honor of Gov. Terry Branstad, because he made it all possi ... »
A rose to the goldfinch and thistle
By Todd Dorman, 24 Hour DormanOne thing that grows without hesitation in our suburban compacted clay dreamscape are thistles.My wife is no fan of thes ... »
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Family, loss and near drownings

When I was about 8 or 9 years old, I nearly drowned in the Illinois River.

Our family — Mom, Dad, me and various assortments of my si ... »

Immigration forum will target ugly rhetoric
Young people with handmade signs and women wearing ankle tracking devices surrounded several members of Congress to relay their real-life horror stori ... »
Branstad, GOP hopefuls differ on local control
Spend a little time with the 2016 GOP presidential candidates and you’ll hear their plans to loosen government’s reins and provide local ... »
Binders full of … hypocrisy
Pardon the dust, but it’s time we brush off one of the Republican Party’s binders full of women.And, no, I’m not talking about Mi ... »
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Iowa wind creates Iowa jobs

Iowa’s visionary leadership in renewable energy, started decades ago, makes the state an attractive market for innovation and wind energy bu ... »

Many issues prevent expanding existing Marion Library
Barbara Green’s guest column of Aug. 24, regarding the Marion Public Library, contains several factual errors.The author states that a second f ... »
History is about lives, connections
It is easy for those whose number of decades lived is uncomfortably close to our shoe size to complain about the lack of respect the younger generatio ... »
LINN-MAR ABOUASSALY: Working today for tomorrow’s leaders
Pick up a newspaper, or turn on any news channel and you can quickly see that we are living in a time of uncertainty, a time where society is thirstin ... »
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