Thursday Morning Read: Voter ID, officer back to 'Survivor,' legal fireworks?
VOTER ID DEBATE — Iowa lawmakers are moving toward joining 34 other states with laws requesting or requiring voters to show some form of identification before casting a ballot. The Iowa House spent the Wednesday afternoon and evening talking about House File 516, a Republican proposal that would make several changes to election administration. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2mIoMrK
‘SURVIVOR’ RETURN — Vowing to play “like a criminal,” Cedar Rapids police officer Sarah Lacina, 32, of Marion, survived Wednesday night’s first round of “Survivor: Game Changers,” filmed in Fiji’s Mamanuca Islands. The two-hour Season 34 premiere marked the 500th episode of the popular CBS test of stamina and strategy. Like all 20 competitors vying for the million-dollar prize, Lacina has played the game before. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2m3Uigy
LEGAL FIREWORKS? — Members of a Senate tax-writing panel expressed concerns Wednesday whether a proposed fee structure for licensing and regulating fireworks businesses and tents is sufficient to cover initial costs, but a majority voted to forge ahead with plans to begin sales and use of consumer fireworks by June. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2mHZ7Qa
KENNEDY’S EPIC COMEBACK — How to win at the state tournament. Get behind by 21 points in the first half and go from there. OK, that recipe won’t win you many games. But Cedar Rapids Kennedy ended up with one of those very, very few Wednesday afternoon in the Class 4A quarterfinals. The Cougars somehow suddenly and shockingly flipped what appeared to be a certain loss into a 55-47 win over Dubuque Hempstead. Read more: http://thegaz.co/2m33QHG
QUOTABLE — “As a woman, we should be able to make our own decisions, no one should tell us what we can and cannot do. As women, we have to get out, we have to fight harder. We have ... do more for ourselves.” Royceann Porter, secretary/treasurer of the Iowa City chapter of the NAACP, at a Women’s Day rally Thursday in Iowa City