Opinion

Let’s GO Cedar Rapids

GO. Just two letters. However, those two letters represent the momentum and energy that I have felt in this community since arriving here one year ago ...

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Letter: Iowa City is leader in helping to save planet

As I write this, it is Earth Day 2016, a day on which more than 174 countries have signed the United Nations agreement on climate change negotiated in ...

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Letter: Monica Vernon will represent entire district

Someone needs to tell Pat Murphy that ideological purity is a mug's game only Republicans play. Let them squabble about whose background is sufficient ...

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Letter: Progress at stake in Johnson County election

The Board of Supervisors' primary election is important for all the communities in Johnson County. Progress on economic, environmental and social issu ...

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Letter: Medical cannabis is effective treatment

As a mother of a son with epilepsy, I stay up-to-date enough to know that Iowans cannot wait any longer for access to the medicine that helps when all ...

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Iowa legislators pass historic justice reform

Little did I know when filing my child endangerment bill (HF 2064) in January that it would become the answer to the Governor's and Chief Justice's ca ...

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Letter: Campaign is too long and too loud

The April 24 editorial cartoon featuring the bus by Joe Heller does a stellar job of summing up what this presidential campaign has been like. Too lon ...

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Without leaders, no water win in Iowa Legislature

The old axiom proved true again. You can lead a Legislature to serious water-quality issues, but you can't make them reach consensus. OK, maybe not so ...

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Bakken pipeline impacts have not been fully assessed

The Bakken pipeline poses serious risks to Iowa's farmland and waters. Yet the project's impacts have not been fully assessed by the Army Corps of Eng ...

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Letter: Chuck Grassley is showing leadership

Democrats in Washington have made a coordinated effort to pressure Sen. Chuck Grassley into flipping his position on the Supreme Court vacancy.Politic ...

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Transit blog, day two

If you want to ride in Cedar Rapids, you can't escape the hub.My not-so-stellar Monday kept true to form as I made my way back home to Marion last nig ...

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Letter: Act leaves consumers at a disadvantage

I am concerned with what happens with our ability to challenge what we as consumers need to have available to us to get acknowledgment of payment to a ...

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Clean energy sector is growing Iowa’s economy

As the wind industry continues to harness Iowa's immense wind resources - which met an unprecedented 31 percent of the state's total electricity needs ...

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Letter: Council should consider taxpayers’ needs

Recently, the city sold the Smulekoff's building to a local developer at a loss of $4.3 million after holding the property for two years. In addition, ...

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