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Feasting on a big plate of thankful

Happy Thanksgiving one and all.

Here's what I'm thankful for, as far as you know.

I'm thankful for our dog Scuttle, because he only b ... »

Taking back? Give it a rest

It's the season of giving. But the country, apparently, remains ripe for the taking.

#x201c;We have to take our country back,#x201d; said Re ... »

Rewards and requirements for our elementary teachers

We have just two kids in our home, and most of our days operate on a frayed, wobbly tightrope between chaos and fiasco.

Rhonda King has 21 fi ... »

Morning Branstad was right

Gov. Terry Branstad couldn't let his inner voice of reason override his political weather vane, even if it seemed on Monday we had one governor in ... »

Corbett’s think tank has ideas

So Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett's #x201c;Engage Iowa#x201d; think tank has released its very first thought - ... »

For ‘fun-size’ Ella, it is all about the bass

By Todd Dorman, 24 Hour Dorman

If you ever hope to dissuade my daughter, Ella, from a potentially ill-conceived course of action, never play ... »

Cedar Rapids soil rule put on hold for the holidays

So the city's effort to require replacement of topsoil or other runoff-absorbing materials on finished construction sites is on shakier ground than ... »

The firm hand hits rough seas

Chet Culver popped to mind last week, for some reason.

Maybe it's because the current governor who unseated Culver in 2010 by highlighting t ... »

Signs point to a CR topsoil ordinance

Back in September, when a Cedar Rapids City Council committee commenced a 60-day process crafting an ordinance directing topsoil restoration on fin ... »

Cedar Rapids, Marion Voters who show pick status quo

I've heard we're in tumultuous electoral times. Outsiders are incoming. Bums will be thrown out. To the ramparts, with pitchforks.

But in Ced ... »

Nothing to see here but smoke

So it was a busy October, with all the football-watching, pumpkin-spicing and local electioneering. Maybe you missed the Legislature's #x201c;Gambl ... »

Library levy campaign hunts for votes in final hours

If Cedar Rapids voters shelve a 27-cent levy on Tuesday to fund the city's public libraries, it won't be because its backers didn't mount a well-fi ... »

GOP finds an issue to investigate

So I've watched Iowa House Republicans shrug at bulldozing a topsoil rule over the objections of hundreds of Iowans and yawn at the governor sidest ... »

Pits get Marion Council candidates fired up

Of all the burning issues facing Marion voters, only one is truly combustible.

At a League of Women Voters forum earlier this month, four ca ... »

Marion’s spirited race for mayor is an intriguing brand of politics

Marion's new #x201c;brand#x201d; is #x201c;Reach Higher.#x201d; Maybe you've seen the water tower.

But if you've spent much time watching lo ... »