Guest Columnists

Cedar Crossing would provide a better experience

There isn't one person in Cedar Rapids whose heart hasn't gone out these past few weeks to the folks in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean as they've co ...

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Why we invited Wild Rose

For the better part of three decades, the development, redevelopment and, ultimately, recovery of Cedar Rapids' downtown core has been our mission, pu ...

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Next Gen. Summit coming in October

Millennials make up half the U.S. labor force and the next generation is following quickly behind. It is imperative all generations collaborate effici ...

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Teaching health centers vital to solving physician shortage

Ensuring Americans have access to a primary care physician remains one of the foremost challenges in U.S. health care policy. The maldistribution and ...

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Bipartisan solutions to DACA dilemma, immigration reform

President Donald Trump recently asked Congress to resolve the controversy over the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, and ong ...

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Failing solar firm threatens industry

Suniva, a bankrupt solar panel manufacturer, is using an obscure provision in federal law known as Section 201 of the International Trade Act to try t ...

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National Recovery Month: Join the Voices for Recovery

September is National Recovery Month. The goal of recovery month is to educate Americans that individuals with a substance use disorder and/or a menta ...

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Collaborating for a Resilient Iowa

The University of Iowa Colleges of Medicine, Education, and Public Health are collaborating with multiple statewide initiatives and governmental agenc ...

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Rod Blum needs to divest from fossil fuels

At a Cedar Rapids town hall this spring, U.S. Rep. Rod Blum said financial disclosure forms filed by politicians reveal more than tax returns.On that ...

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Building a better Iowa begins with building better schools

Gov. Kim Reynolds recently launched a #x201c;Building a Better Iowa#x201d; campaign aimed at improving the state's business climate to build new indus ...

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Don’t let fear undermine science: Vaccinate your kids

The nice lady had sugar cubes. My classmates and I lined up, single file, at Richboro Elementary School in suburban Philadelphia more than half a cent ...

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An Indian summer in Geneva

While living in Switzerland I discovered the fascination of Europeans with America's Old West, often in amusing ways. Hollywood oaters featuring the l ...

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September rides easily even in uneasy times

A front leg and his neck were broken, and just the day before he stood behind my house, a Patronus in fading, horizontal light, ethereal and proud in ...

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Preparation eases weathering a disaster

Images of the Houston area's inundated homes and distressed people brings back unpleasant memories of Iowa's 2008 flood. Photos of people crammed into ...

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Take the first step, make walking a priority

Physical activity is one of the most important steps we can take to improve health - lowering risk of a chronic condition, while improving physical an ...

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