At Liberty by Adam Sullivan

Texting ban spawns more stops

Driver's seat texters beware - cops are looking for you.A new law took hold this month to make texting while driving a primary offense in Iowa. Previo ...

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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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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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Declaration still is very relevant

Between firecrackers and cold ones over the next week, take 10 minutes to read the Declaration of Independence.Just 1,300 words, the document is histo ...

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Landfill ban is good change

The Iowa City Council voted this week to approve a cardboard ban. Starting in January, corrugated cardboard will be banned from the Iowa City Landfill ...

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Starving the market in I.C.

In a community starved for more housing, what sense does it make to stop giving out building permits?Iowa City officials approved a plan last week to ...

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Dems kick up fiasco with a boot

The Democrats' special nominating convention in Iowa House District 22 didn't exactly have the makings of a statewide news story.It was a few dozen pa ...

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Iowa embraces mobile ID

Iowa may soon become the first state to offer smartphone-based ID cards. When Iowa announced a pilot program for its mobile ID app in 2014, the projec ...

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Local letter deserves attention

A 107-word commentary in an Iowa newspaper sparked an international conversation this week.A Dubuque woman wrote to the Telegraph Herald newspaper in ...

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A step forward on medical marijuana in Iowa

The last-minute medical marijuana compromise in the final hours of the 2017 Iowa Legislature put some lawmakers in a peculiar position.On one side, we ...

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Iowa City school bond proposal mixes urgent with unknowns

Iowa City schools are asking voters this September to borrow $192 million to fund school construction.The bond would help fund a wide range of facilit ...

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What is the Iowa House afraid of?

Nancy Gutcher worked as a registered nurse for over 30 years. She's a veteran of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. She describes herself as a #x201c;Christia ...

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A realistic foreign agenda

There's an emerging divide within the Republican Party over foreign policy and it's on display right now in Iowa's Congressional delegation.A few of I ...

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What will Dems do in 2018?

Conventional wisdom and recent history suggest that 2018 will be a good year for Democrats. The incumbent president's party often sustains losses duri ...

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Accuracy matters online, too

Adam Sullivan, At LibertyOne of the most heated legislative issues of the year reached a climax this week when the Republican Legislature approved a b ...

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