Letters to the Editor

Letter: Farmers taking steps to be better neighbors

As a Benton County farmer for 25 years, I've seen big improvements in the farming industry. For the past 25 years, I've used no-till farming, a practi ...

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Letter: We are more alike than different

For most of my 68 years I have lived in Linn County and have been surrounded by my Caucasian relatives, friends and co-workers.In 2001 I became a flig ...

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Letter: New proposal does not change mainds

Did the backers of the Crestwood housing project have any members attend the council meeting the night it was voted on and rejected? I ask because the ...

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Letter: Enact legislation that will save lives

Dear Joni Ernst, I was at your Cedar Rapids town hall on March 17, but I didn't get to ask my question. I was impressed with the way you stood your gr ...

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Letter: Iowa experiencing endless budget crisis

We are going to cut taxes. Sound familiar? It's the oldest Republican slogan and now that voters believed it, the results are in: Midyear budget cuts ...

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Letter: Diversity makes the world a better place

Last week my wife and I took our grandson on his first visit to Chicago on his spring break. One of our first destinations was the Shedd Aquarium to s ...

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Letter: Enviroment needs regulated on federal level

Dear President Donald Trump, My father was foreman at General Electric in Massachusetts from the 1940s to 1970. He was told to clean out a vat of PCBs ...

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Letter: Oppose confirmation of Judge Gorsuch

I'm one of the majority of Americans who believes the power of big money in politics is a monumental threat to our democracy. That's why I oppose the ...

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Letter: Start a fund to help Iowa schools

How great that a rapper donated a million dollars to the Chicago schools. Education is the answer.I have tried to get senators or representatives to s ...

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Letter: Trust, but verify, Trump’s tweets

Trust if we must whatever comes out of the Trump serial tweeties box, but as President Ronald Reagan once said, #x201c;Trust, but verify.#x201d;

Harley Donald

Marion

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Letter: Opportunity lost to meet with lawmakers

I've gone to the Linn County League of Women Voters legislative forums for years. It's a great way to hear legislators field questions directly from t ...

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Letter: Some voters may lose right to vote

Let's say you are a committed voter who has studied the issues and strongly supports a certain candidate. Shortly before the election you check to be ...

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Letter: Tax cuts reason why state is broke

What is going on in Des Moines? It is reported another $131 million is to be added to the $118 million January budget deficit. Republicans first argu ...

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Letter: Branstad is leaving state in bad shape

What Gov. Terry Branstad has done for Iowa:Iowa is recognized for having the worst bridges in the country. Public employees have been deprived of thei ...

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Letter: Thoughts on visit to the Statue of Liberty

During a recent visit to New York City I traveled to Battery Park and observed the view of the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor, a wonderful sight ...

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