Letters to the Editor

Letter: Education is key to water quality success

I am chairman of the Hewitt Creek Watershed, the first of its kind Iowa farmer-led watershed. Hewitt Creek Watershed started in 2005 with help of bas ...

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Letter: Eloquent response to Rod Blum

I would like to start by thanking Barbara Rank for representing all Iowans of intelligent restraint, when she sent her eloquent reply to Rep. Rod Blum ...

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Letter: Reynolds fails public education in Iowa

As Kim Reynolds is sworn in as governor of Iowa, it is important to examine her record on the issues of public education in our state.In 2011, her adm ...

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Letter: Increasing military budget doesn’t make sense

I become disheartened when I see the direction that our president and Congress are taking our country. Our increase of the military has taken preceden ...

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Letter: Time for millennials to take action

Dear Millennials: What can we do today?Millennials, it's time to be mindful. Recently, Obamacare was repealed and replaced in the House of Representat ...

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Letter: Do not leave pets in hot vehicles

Greg Buelow, the Cedar Rapids public safety spokesman, recently warned that as temps are getting warmer not to leave kids in cars alone. Good solid ad ...

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Letter: A lack of commitment to tobacco control

The recent news stories about Iowa's collection of over $1.1 billion in Master Settlement Agreement payments since 1998 came against a backdrop of the ...

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Letter: Defining Branstad’s idea of ‘good shape’

#x201c;I feel I'm leaving the state in good shape,#x201d; Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (May 21, The Gazette). By #x201c;good shape#x201d; do you mean:The ...

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Letter: Reader disappointed in athletic director

As a woman, I am greatly disappointed in former University of Iowa Associate Athletic Director Jane Meyer, who lost her job due to bad behavior. As a ...

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Letter: Chemicals less noxious than weeds

I have to disagree with Good Neighbor Iowa because of the unique situation affecting both me and my husband (#x201c;Pay attention to science on lawn c ...

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Letter: Use ticket revenues for road repairs

While we have been showered with facts and figures about the speed cameras, as to the benefits of the cameras there's one big question I have. Where i ...

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Letter: Stop the new construction of CAFOs

Earlier this year several county boards of supervisors passed a resolution calling for a moratorium/suspension of new construction or expansion of con ...

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Letter: Time to organize and build peace

We cannot blame just the jihadists (al-Qaida, ISIS, etc.) for the incredible level of violence and terrorism in our world today. Truth be told, the U. ...

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Letter: Explore reasons for declining attendance

Rather than trying to suppress the open exchange of ideas in The Gazette, perhaps Christians should look within themselves to determine possible reaso ...

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Letter: Our country has become polarized

The change started with the incident in Massachusetts with the police officer and the professor early in the Obama administration. President Barack Ob ...

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