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C.R. transit consumers speak out

Last week I announced a public transit experiment, and asked readers for their advice and suggestions. They didn't disappoint. With new money soon arr ...

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Vernon, Murphy duke it out

It seems like a good time to check in on the race for the Democratic nomination in your 1st Congressional District. Better than spraying dandelions. D ...

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Goodbye park, hello bio cells at Westdale

Sometimes, sadly, pretty pictures and profitability don't mix.Case in point, the park that was supposed to go at the center of the Westdale redevelopm ...

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Dutchman cares for overseas grave of Iowa WWII soldier

Just when a prolonged and extreme political season seemed to signal an end of civility, an unassuming man in the Netherlands has renewed my faith in h ...

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Veteran who died at Normandy finally honored

No one knows exactly how many veterans are buried in cemeteries in the Corridor without headstones or other markers of their sacrifice. On this day, h ...

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Calling all CR Transit riders

When was the last time you took a ride on a city bus? If you are like the city council and school board candidates I've asked, the answer is #x201c;n ...

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Playing it straight by exiting the voter bypass

Voters. What are you gonna do with them?Well, if you're Stacey Walker, you smartly decide to let them decide whether you should represent District 2 o ...

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Hogg seeks to change the game

On the plus side, Rob Hogg won't shoot himself in the political foot standing next to a bar cart in Texas.#x201c;I am accepting out-of-state money. I' ...

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Finding glimpses of the past in our kids

Many of the great things about having kids, aside from being sent to the front of the line at airport security, are those #x201c;first#x201d; things. ...

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Should punishment fit the crime or the risk?

A bill intended to drastically reform punishment for domestic violence has quickly moved through the legislature this year. While good-intentioned, it ...

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Prepare for more food deserts

Accessing fresh produce and other healthy and affordable food will become increasingly more difficult over the next decade. Nearly two-thirds of rural ...

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Breakfast with a side of gridlock

So U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley and Judge Merrick Garland had breakfast together on Tuesday. It must have been somewhat awkward.#x201c;Please pass the sal ...

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Five years of supreme outreach by Iowa’s highest court

Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady stopped by Friday to meet with our editorial board. It's been five years since the last time we spoke with ...

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Recovery slow for Congolese immigrants

They had only been in the United States for a few weeks when an encounter with a patch of ice in the early morning hours of Feb. 4 changed everything. ...

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Tepid water plan draws a stiff rebuke at Iowa’s Statehouse

State lawmakers do a lot of talking during your average legislative session. Occasionally, one of them says something worth hearing.#x201c;So to the p ...

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