Opinion

Letter: Fireworks legislation is too vague

Was it the intent of the Iowa State legislature to lull Iowans to sleep that live in its larger cities like Cedar Rapids by getting used to fireworks ...

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Letter: No logic behind new fireworks law

I am having difficulty understanding the logic behind legalizing fireworks. I understand people will buy fireworks in Iowa and not Missouri. In theory ...

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Letter: Legalizing fireworks not a good idea

Who is responsible for the newly legalized sale of fireworks in Iowa? It seems like it suddenly came out of nowhere as a done deal. Who thought this w ...

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Letter: Sick of neighborhood fireworks

Almost every day, all day long for the past three weeks, multiple people in our once quiet neighborhood have chosen to set off fireworks, forcing us t ...

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Letter: Fireworks legalization is a fiasco

An open letter to Iowa Legislators:Why? What was the greater good for allowing the legalization of fireworks? How has our life improved? Gone are our ...

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Letter: Trump’s visit highlights need for new infrastructure

Politics aside, it's a notable occasion to have the president, secretary of Agriculture and Secretary of Commerce all in town for an evening. During t ...

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Letter: Reader offers solution to fireworks problem

I think I have a solution for the fireworks problem. People are making loud noises and bright lights for their own entertainment. I am sure they don't ...

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Letter: Volunteers can make a difference

Volunteers can benefit from serving just as much as those they help to support. The same is true for volunteer managers. I should know. I was privileg ...

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Political Cartoon

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Letter: Fireworks cause permanent hearing loss

Fireworks have been legal for a few weeks in Cedar Rapids.At first I found the noise annoying until I realized their loud noise causes hearing loss. F ...

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Political Cartoon

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Letter: Medicaid cuts could impact the disabled

I am a registered nurse who works for a nonprofit that provides services for adults with mental and physical disabilities. Thirty years ago, they woul ...

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Trump visit highlights commitment to Midwest

As Iowans, we are pretty spoiled when it comes to politics and elections. Our first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses are a constant envy to other states, a ...

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Letters: Remembering Hutchinson’s Ice Cream

Recently, I was talking with a good friend Joan about the late 1930s when we were growing up. She asked if I remembered Hutchinson's Ice Cream. Of cou ...

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Letter: Republican health insurance proposal not about access

I can remember when Sen. Chuck Grassley expressed concern that Obamacare would cause the government to #x201c;pull the plug on Grandma#x201d;. I didn' ...

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