Guest Columnists

Schooling for the homeless

#x201c;I know it's me. It's nobody's fault but mine.#x201d; The gaunt, gray homeless man litters his talk with a repetitive, #x201c;I don't know.#x201 ...

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Open our neighborhoods to more affordable housing

When we talk about affordable housing, we mean housing for day-care workers and waiters. Affordable housing is important to the people in retail and s ...

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Iowa needs real solutions

Politicians in this state aren't looking out for the interest of Iowans. Too often they are more con-cerned with scoring points against their politica ...

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Don’t let fraud reports discourage your vote

Five suspected double-voters; seven felons who probably should not have voted; and 50 Election Day registrations with phony addresses in last November ...

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Fairness at stake in county election

There seems to be a lot of confusion about the three representation plans for Linn County on how the supervisors are elected. If you look at the facts ...

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Cedar Rapids panhandling effort should be applauded

I am troubled by The Gazette's editorial criticizing the Cedar Rapids Council's new safety ordinance to curtail panhandling. We all know that the safe ...

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Timeliness, outreach drive road conversions

Changes to Cedar Rapids' downtown and surrounding districts have been a point of interest in our community for some time, and for very good reason. We ...

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Iowa GOP takes aim at IPERS

Once again, Republicans in the Iowa Legislature are inviting an out-of-state attack on the economic security of Iowa families. Their target is the Iow ...

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Rushing to vote Iowans off insurance

We have seen this film before. Legislators propose a new law that they claim will improve health care but pushes millions off health coverage, strips ...

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Solving fiscal issues in Iowa

Iowa along with several other states, are confronting budget gaps. The reason for this is not that revenues are declining, but rather, revenues are no ...

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Iowa and Louisiana share a serious problem

Across the state of Iowa, crops are flourishing in the rich Midwestern soil, to be harvested throughout the summer and the fall. After the harvest, mi ...

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Save Cedar Rapids schools

In 2014, voters approved doubling the Cedar Rapids Community School District's 10-year Physical Plant and Equipment Levy, resulting in $9 million per ...

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Urgency is a matter of perception

After massive rainfalls in 2008, one early morning in June, our fire chief updated Cedar Falls city staff and City Council members on the latest flood ...

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Iowa legislators should shatter stereotypes, fix broken tax code

In today's fractured political climate, the charges are typical: the left says #x201c;Republicans care only about tax cuts for the wealthy#x201d; and ...

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Iowans didn’t get a ‘better deal’

Rep. Ashley Hinson's June 27 guest column #x201c;Trump visit highlights commitment to Midwest#x201d; supporting President Donald Trump is long in rhet ...

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