Exact change by Lynda Waddington

Use actions to thank veterans

Not only is it important this Memorial Day to honor fallen veterans, we should offer more than words to those still living. Last year was the 150th a ...

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Party platform influence is poor concession

Word is that Democratic officials are hoping to heal the rift between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders supporters. It's a good goal, even if the act ...

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VIDEO: Cedar Rapids bus riders talk pluses, minuses of system

Hoping to provide elected officials with a better understanding of how existing public transit services in Cedar Rapids impact the public, columnist L ...

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Pat Murphy campaigning like it’s 1999

Have a look around. This is the year of the political outsider. Too bad 1st Congressional District Democratic hopeful Pat Murphy was robodialing inste ...

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Congress takes aim at school lunch

If Congress continues on its current path, students will be eating less healthy, and less often. Republicans in the U.S. House are advancing a bill t ...

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Investment must follow Iowa justice reforms

What will Iowa communities do with the nearly 1,000 non-violent drug offenders made eligible for early release by the justice reform bill signed into ...

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Transit blog, day ten

I have been doing a lot of talking about Cedar Rapids Transit services. Let's hear from someone else. Here's a video.

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Answering your bus questions

Many readers have submitted questions regarding my two-week stint on Cedar Rapids Transit. Here are your answers. . Will you continue to use the city ...

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Transit blog, day nine

One of my main take-aways from this project has been that many people - roughly four out of every five I've spoken with - have developed a certain per ...

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Transit blog, day eight

At the beginning of this series I said that after I used the Cedar Rapids Transit app more, I'd offer a review. Today seems like a good day. The first ...

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Transit blog, day seven

Until I met Marion resident Ann Roberts (day three) I didn't spend much time thinking about bus stops. I'm guessing most people who don't ride the bus ...

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Transit blog, day six

Reaching the halfway mark of my two-week stint on public transit feels good. It also seems like a good time to relax a little and reflect. I drove my ...

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Community, family remembers Iowa WWII soldier

Cousins Art Tellin and Linda Burns had no idea that their distant relative who gave his life during the D-Day invasion of World War II was buried in C ...

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Cedar Rapids Public Transit’s mental toll

Heard of the cognitive tax? This week, thanks to Cedar Rapids Public Transit, I'm feeling it. Cognitive tax is a term used to describe the mental stat ...

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Transit blog, day five

Since I rode the last Route 5S bus out of the transit hub, it's only fair that I would also board the first Route 5S bus out of Marion Square this mor ...

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