Opinion

Project Labor Agreements keep business in Iowa

Before the use of project labor agreements, Cedar Rapids residents could drive by the parking lot of any public works construction site and see row up ...

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Letter: In gratitude to the former president

Thank you, President Barack Obama, and Michelle Obama.

Maxine Bata

Walford

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Letter: Stand up for our public schools

Those who support #x201c;school choice#x201d; often maintain that parents should be able to take their tax money to the school that best fits the educ ...

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Letter: National medal recognizes library service

Most Cedar Rapids citizens are aware of our world-class Cedar Rapids Public Library. Now the rest of the country will be too. The library has been sel ...

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Letter: Energy security and our national security

The new administration recently signed memorandums to expedite the construction of critical infrastructure projects. In fact, recently the administrat ...

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Iowa’s tax code needs an overhaul

Recently we read of our state's fiscal year 2017 budget revenue shortfall of nearly $250 million. Then we heard the news that 73 of our 99 counties ha ...

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Letter: Is there really a Republican Party?

My ex favorite political party is moving radically to the right and unless stopped will bump into the nationalistic philosophies of two European count ...

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Tools exist for robust oversight of state tax expenditures

Tax expenditures - special tax credits, deductions, exclusions, exemptions, deferrals and preferential tax rates - substantially reduce the revenue th ...

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Bringing common sense to city ordinances

Justin Wasson, guest columnist A few years ago a group came together with the idea to bring 25 Little Free Libraries to the Wellington Heights neighb ...

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Making the case for Cedar Rapids flood wall funding

If only Cedar Rapids could hold back floodwater with #x201c;empathy.#x201d;Shared feelings can't fill sandbags. But that's mostly what our congression ...

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Stalking law changes need to go further

Iowa Senate members took a significant step last week to improve Iowa's lackluster stalking definition, but more should be done to align the law with ...

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Letter: Bring Hawkeye story to the big screen

As both of my friends spent spring break somewhere other than Cedar Rapids, I was left alone trying to make rent working two jobs. Distracted by March ...

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Letter: We need to trust Trump to tell the truth

Bipartisan investigators have determined there is no evidence to back up President Donald Trump's wiretapping claims against President Barack Obama. C ...

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