Letters to the Editor

Letter: Reader questions new traffic obsessions

What is the sudden obsession with roundabouts and bike lanes? Seems like ever since we passed the local sales tax to improve our roadways the number o ...

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Letters: Casino owners are the real winners

Well, the casino battle is back on. I see there are some business people who are bound and determined to have a casino in Cedar Rapids. I wish them we ...

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Letter: Show support for Jones Golf Course

I have been a 30-year golfer of the city courses, moving to Cedar Rapids to attend college and play golf. I am disappointed in the manner in which the ...

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Letter: Sale of fireworks good for economy

I applaud The Gazette for their editorial encouraging the Iowa Senate to pass the proposed consumer fireworks bill (#x201c;It's time to loosen Iowa's ...

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Letter: The U.S. is not a democracy

I read a letter in which our government was referred to as a democracy. Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution states: #x201c;The United State ...

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Letter: Pockets are useful in many ways

Pockets are nifty in multiple ways. They give a sense of security. A hand is warmed when it is cold, an item to keep from being stolen is safe (i.e. a ...

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Letter: Make Iowa great by working together

I am proud of the ingenuity shown by the Iowa GOP-led Legislature. This session they have it all - House, Senate and governor. They campaigned on maki ...

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Letter: Trump is face of Republican party

Let's get one thing straight, President Donald Trump is a Republican. All of his foibles, faults, phobias and falsehoods are Republican, too. Republic ...

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Letter: Reader wants compelling news

Junk food expands our waistlines, but junk TV news shrinks our brains. What is junk TV news? Basically, it is trivial information. Over the years, I h ...

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Letter: State employee asks for respect

I have been a state employee for 6 #xbd; years. For five years I was employed at the Mount Pleasant Mental Health Institute which provided psych and a ...

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Letter: Lawmakers appeasing wrong group

How ironic! The front page of the Feb. 14 Gazette bemoans a shortage of substitute teachers (#x201c;Wanted: More substitute teachers#x201d;). Immediat ...

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Letter: Lawmakers must act on own values

As I've listened to the debate and media coverage around collective bargaining, I've heard a lot of lobbyists support the legislation. I've also heard ...

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Letter: Another GOP attack on the middle class

As Republicans in the Iowa House and Senate attack our public employees via House Study Bill 84 and Senate File 213, I encourage your readers to resea ...

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Letter: Stand with hardworking Iowans

As a lifelong Iowan, and as the daughter, granddaughter, and sister of teachers, I am strongly opposed to the legislative majority's plan to gut Chapt ...

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Letter: Thank a public teacher teacher

Take a moment to thank a public school teacher in the ensuing days. Thank them for continuing to face the increasing demands that come with educating ...

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