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Iowa is waiting again for outsiders to take care of health care

Gov. Kim Reynolds is waiting for the feds to render a verdict on her administration's stopgap plan to shore up Iowa's teetering health insurance excha ...

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Corbett swears off the swamp

Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett, a fan of pop music, has no doubt heard the Canadian band Barenaked Ladies perform #x201c;If I Had a $1,000,000.#x201d; ...

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Does Cedar Rapids need to address panhandling?

With an eye toward the city of Cedar Rapids' latest ordinance intended to curtail roadside panhandling, I took to social media and the streets Thursda ...

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A 1997 prediction encounters 2017 turbulence

Twenty years ago this past week, The Gazette's editorial board issued a bold forecast.#x201c;We predict that 20 years hence, late 20th century abuse o ...

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Our data-driven lives spawn leaks

Do you know where your data is?University of Iowa Health Care officials reportedly are notifying more than 5,000 patients their private information wa ...

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Bucking against serenity

My Mom displayed a copy of the Serenity Prayer prominently in our home. A Reader's Digest Condensed Book turned religious knickknack, the volume had b ...

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Pitching optimism to skeptics

So we were served our annual cocktail of Iowa gambling revenue numbers this week, for the fiscal year just ended. But is our $1.45 billion glass half- ...

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Act now for net neutrality

Following the major win for net neutrality in 2015, many may have thought it was a moot issue. It isn't, and we all need to act this week to protect a ...

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Ferret out root causes of opioid epidemic

Locals gathered at diners and other venues, I thought, would be abuzz with news of a man who crashed into a parked semi-trailer only moments after inj ...

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Get more creative in protesting

If those opposing a certain political candidate or personality didn't line up on sidewalks shaking signs and screaming chants, how could they still be ...

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Fireworks doom was just hype

Independence Day has passed and the sky hasn't fallen - nor been blown open by black powder.I spent the holiday in Iowa City, where the City Council l ...

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Godfrey court decision good for Iowans

Iowa Supreme Court Justices narrowly decided last week that citizens can sue government officials who violate their rights. The 68-page decision, whic ...

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Paul Revere’s ride, revisited

Warning: My annual dose of holiday satire.The scene: Paul Revere is racing down the road from Boston toward Concord and Lexington to inform the popula ...

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Is it too late to snip the fuse on fireworks?

Once you open Pandora's box of booming missiles and colorful starbursts, it's impossible to completely refasten the lid. But maybe we can agree it nee ...

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Can Iowa maintain high rank?

Boosted by past policy decisions, Iowa has become a leader in child economic well-being. according to one national study. But the Hawkeye State is beg ...

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