Exact change by Lynda Waddington

Cornell sorority aims to feed children, needs your help

Forget all the pop culture #x201c;mean girl#x201d; nonsense you've heard about sororities. The women of Beta Psi Eta at Cornell College are do-gooders ...

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This year of uppity women

Survivors of sexual harassment and assault didn't need a magazine cover story to justify or validate ongoing cultural shifts. Blunt and comprehensive ...

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Salmon is OK with doctors lying

Janesville Republican Sandy Salmon wants to reverse a court ruling that requires doctors and other medical professionals to tell pregnant parents the ...

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Sexual harassment makes Iowa Capitol no place for teens

Each year the Iowa Senate, House and Legislative Services Agency employ high school juniors and seniors as pages. Unless persistent and significant wo ...

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Could have supported interest deduction cap

One piece of the Trump administration and U.S. House Republican proposed federal tax overhaul I agreed with appears to have already fallen amid an ons ...

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Newtown was nearly five years ago

At times, the juxtaposition of information makes it all the more poignant. In December five years ago I wasn't employed by The Gazette, but by another ...

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Affordable Housing Commission isn’t really optional

When Cedar Rapids mayoral candidates Brad Hart and Monica Vernon met last Tuesday night in a public forum, listeners may have left with the impression ...

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Education can boost economy

There's a reason food banks have been established at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and more than 500 other college campuses since 2010 ...

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Senate GOP sexual harassment report is very troubling

It is clear why Iowa Senate Republican leaders wanted to keep an internal investigation of sexual harassment claims secret. The rosy picture they atte ...

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Let’s write it out, aim for civility

Civility. Whether you're conservative or liberal, Republican or Democrat, you've no doubt heard grumblings about the lack of it lately. Maybe we shoul ...

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Not too late to join the work of the SET Task Force

Members of the Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities Task Force held their first comprehensive public meeting Thursday night since releasing their ...

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Reynolds, Upmeyer must take over sexual harassment investigation

Any hope that Iowa Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix is either prepared or willing to resolve ongoing sexual harassment issues at the Statehouse ended T ...

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Time to stop the Chicago blame game

There's a persistent rumbling of how Chicago transplants are to blame for just about every negative trend in Eastern Iowa. Perhaps you've heard it? Th ...

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Recommit to support veterans

Parades, free meals and organized ceremonies took place Friday as Iowans observed Veterans Day. That leaves this day, the actual date of Veterans Day, ...

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Iowa misses opportunity to curb teenage risky behavior

DES MOINES - Sex educators who gathered here last week for an annual conference have reason to be concerned. Iowa's family planning landscape has chan ...

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