Exact change by Lynda Waddington

Cedar Rapids women discuss why they’ll march

Calling these three Cedar Rapids women who will be part of the Women's March on Washington #x201c;precious snowflakes#x201d; is a waste of time. The # ...

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Just about abortion? Not hardly

Has contraception use or pictures of babies on social media contributed more to Iowa's declining abortion rate? Jennifer Bowen, executive director of ...

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‘Sanctuary’ label or not, Iowa City right to listen to its own

Members of the Iowa City Council deserve praise for weathering a barrage of politically-motivated ugly comments and threats from people in surrounding ...

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State funding too tight for unnecessary Voter ID

Secretary of State Paul Pate says a slate of expensive proposals will clinch the future integrity of Iowa elections. Now he needs to prove it. As tel ...

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Offerings to the New Year pyre, 2016

Next week, six months, a year or five years from now, will it matter? When I took my first journalism job and had difficulty deciding what to write ab ...

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In 2016, rural areas roared

While it's possible to look back on 2016 as a single year, doing so doesn't provide clarity. The past year was a culmination of a decades-long and eve ...

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Under the watchful eye of the ‘misfits’

Replicas of the residents of the mythical Island of the Misfit Toys have graced a windowsill my home office for more than a decade. This year I feel e ...

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Wishing for less fear, more words

Before your turkey leftovers can be turned into sandwiches and soup, the war of words begins. The cashier that wishes you a hearty #x201c;Happy holida ...

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Chuck Grassley sets stage for AG Sessions

As the nation prepares for its next transition of power, it appears everything old and discredited is new again. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman C ...

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Iowa lawmakers’ top priority is moot point

Instead of tackling a host of thorny issues before the state, lawmakers are poised to offer a solution to a non-existent problem when they convene in ...

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Rural Iowans eager to engage art in their communities

Cold temperatures and snow showers didn't keep rural community leaders off the roads Thursday. Opportunities to learn firsthand about grant funds link ...

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Leadership is more than words

More ideas on how Cedar Rapids can attract and sustain affordable and supportive housing were introduced Wednesday, but it remains to be seen if any a ...

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Jobs and housing go hand-in-hand

Two news items caught my eye last week - one a human interest piece, the other a business announcement. Yet at their heart, they pointed to the same n ...

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Learn how to put art to work

People want to live in communities that make them feel connected to one another, neighborhoods and towns that are diverse, vibrant and inviting. If Io ...

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Long road ahead for Iowa political equity advocates

The 2016 election will go down in Iowa history as a time when a record number of women sought office. It won't, however, be remembered as one where wo ...

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