Exact change by Lynda Waddington

Transit blog, day four

Only a few seats were filled on the Route 5S bus Wednesday night when I boarded for the last trip out of the transit hub in Cedar Rapids.Since buses o ...

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Transit blog, day three

Remember yesterday when I warned that today's transit blog installment might arrive a little late? Even I didn't expect it would be quite this late, b ...

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Transit blog, day two

If you want to ride in Cedar Rapids, you can't escape the hub.My not-so-stellar Monday kept true to form as I made my way back home to Marion last nig ...

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Transit blog, day one

This Monday morning lived up to its bad reputation. And, no, it wasn't completely the fault of Cedar Rapids' public transit. Nonetheless, let's start ...

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Time to rethink Cedar Rapids public golf

It should come down the basic economic principle of supply and demand. People are simply no longer playing golf at the rate they once were. That's tru ...

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C.R. transit consumers speak out

Last week I announced a public transit experiment, and asked readers for their advice and suggestions. They didn't disappoint. With new money soon arr ...

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Dutchman cares for overseas grave of Iowa WWII soldier

Just when a prolonged and extreme political season seemed to signal an end of civility, an unassuming man in the Netherlands has renewed my faith in h ...

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Veteran who died at Normandy finally honored

No one knows exactly how many veterans are buried in cemeteries in the Corridor without headstones or other markers of their sacrifice. On this day, h ...

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Calling all CR Transit riders

When was the last time you took a ride on a city bus? If you are like the city council and school board candidates I've asked, the answer is #x201c;n ...

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Should punishment fit the crime or the risk?

A bill intended to drastically reform punishment for domestic violence has quickly moved through the legislature this year. While good-intentioned, it ...

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Prepare for more food deserts

Accessing fresh produce and other healthy and affordable food will become increasingly more difficult over the next decade. Nearly two-thirds of rural ...

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Recovery slow for Congolese immigrants

They had only been in the United States for a few weeks when an encounter with a patch of ice in the early morning hours of Feb. 4 changed everything. ...

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HUD ex-offender housing rule a smart move

America should be a country of second chances. This should be a nation in which each individual is judged on his or her own actions and merits. We do ...

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SCOTUS short one justice shortchanges Iowans

It's been said that leaving the U.S. Supreme Court with only eight members isn't a big deal, that it won't really affect Iowans. But it already has.Th ...

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No more lowered bar for sexism

Expecting chuckles, I was quite surprised to hear startled gasps. That was when I knew I'd crossed a line. As part of the Pints & Politics panel March ...

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