Letters to the Editor

Letter: Olson will find solutions to challenges

I have worked with Scott Olson for over 20 years and in my experience his work ethic, enthusiasm and loyalty are second to none. He believes that a st ...

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Letter: Vote Gary Hinzman for Cedar Rapids mayor

Cedar Rapids voters have the opportunity to elect the most qualified candidate for mayor. His name is Gary Hinzman. Hinzman is the only candidate in t ...

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Letter: Monica Vernon: a leader for our future

I cannot stay quiet about the race for mayor any longer. Our community needs a problem solver who is also able to speak with compassion, empathy as we ...

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Letter: Brad Hart will listen to all constituents

While Cedar Rapids is fortunate that several fine individuals care enough about this city to run for mayor, we have observed that Brad Hart's personal ...

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Letter: Keep downtown stoplights for safety

How many people have to be maimed? How many vehicles have to smashed?How many people have to die? How many casualties must there be until officials ma ...

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Letter: Meghann Foster will strengthen community

I've known Meghann Foster for 20 years since we were undergraduates together at University of Iowa. She has been a community-oriented leader in every ...

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Letter: Vote Mazahir Salih for I.C. Council

I support Mazahir Salih for Iowa City Council At-Large. Salih's commitment to justice for working class people is inspiring. I know her through my vol ...

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Letter: Privileged players should stand and honor flag

It is paradoxical that the talented and privileged NFL football players do not want to stand to honor our flag and #x201c;Star-Spangled Banner#x201d; ...

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Letter: Veteran grateful to participate in Honor Flight

I was honored to go on the veteran's Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., on Oct. 3. I want to express my appreciation to all the volunteers, donors and ...

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Letter: Tax reform plan will not benefit middle class

The Trump administration's tax reform plan claims to benefit the middle class. But in fact, most of the savings would go to the wealthy and to busines ...

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Letter: Ask leaders to reauthorize CHIP

On Sept. 30, the Children's Health Insurance Program expired, leaving 9 million children without health insurance. This breaks my heart as a medical s ...

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Letter: Boycott when people kneel for anthem

I am asking citizens to assert their right to be absent from all sport activity where players have taken advantage of their right to ignore the nation ...

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Letter: Vote for Foster in Coralville race

I'm writing to endorse Meghann Foster for Coralville City Council. It's been my pleasure to know her for nearly 20 years and to see her become a stron ...

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Letter: Bring gaming industry to Cedar Rapids

So, I went to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission meeting at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Cedar Rapids. The hotel was nice. The usual group of w ...

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Letter: Hopeful scammers stop preying on elderly

Congratulations to Congress for passing The Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act of 2017. There were some no votes and I wonder what those Congr ...

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