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Iowa’s flood politics are still cresting after all these years

So it's been almost exactly one year since I wrote about how, after seven years, more than a few people were sick and tired of hearing or reading abou ...

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Use actions to thank veterans

Not only is it important this Memorial Day to honor fallen veterans, we should offer more than words to those still living. Last year was the 150th a ...

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A legislative maneuver fit for Memorial Day

Fittingly, on the doorstep of Memorial Day weekend, Iowa's battle flag preservation effort won a small but important victory. Gov. Terry Branstad sign ...

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Cedar Rapids Council tempers its high-rise hopes

In the end, will the #x201c;wow#x201d; be more powerful than the #x201c;whoa?#x201d;The #x201c;wow#x201d; is One Park Place, a 28-story high-rise deve ...

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Party platform influence is poor concession

Word is that Democratic officials are hoping to heal the rift between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders supporters. It's a good goal, even if the act ...

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Revamped Greene Square is sweeter

So last week I was on the Bob Bruce Radio Experience, and Bob relayed a question for me from an unnamed Cedar Rapids #x201c;civic leader#x201d; he sai ...

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VIDEO: Cedar Rapids bus riders talk pluses, minuses of system

Hoping to provide elected officials with a better understanding of how existing public transit services in Cedar Rapids impact the public, columnist L ...

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Pat Murphy campaigning like it’s 1999

Have a look around. This is the year of the political outsider. Too bad 1st Congressional District Democratic hopeful Pat Murphy was robodialing inste ...

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Congress takes aim at school lunch

If Congress continues on its current path, students will be eating less healthy, and less often. Republicans in the U.S. House are advancing a bill t ...

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Our governor is decrying the wrong overreach

So Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has waded into the great American bathroom debate.This week, the governor criticized an Obama administration directive inf ...

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Charge of cheesecake angst leaves me frosted

Let the record show I don't give a rip if Cedar Rapids ever becomes home to a Cheesecake Factory. No offense, factory fans. Apparently, last Tuesday' ...

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Investment must follow Iowa justice reforms

What will Iowa communities do with the nearly 1,000 non-violent drug offenders made eligible for early release by the justice reform bill signed into ...

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Saying farewell to a great school

Years ago, when I took this columnizing gig, my wife, Katherine, and I worried we wouldn't be able to find a school for our kids as good as the one we ...

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Transit blog, day ten

I have been doing a lot of talking about Cedar Rapids Transit services. Let's hear from someone else. Here's a video.

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Answering your bus questions

Many readers have submitted questions regarding my two-week stint on Cedar Rapids Transit. Here are your answers. . Will you continue to use the city ...

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