Letters to the Editor

Letter: Seclusion room incident appalling

As a lifelong educator, I am appalled and embarrassed by the incident involving the 8-year-old girl at Pierce Elementary School. We would not treat an ...

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Letter: Actors make community proud

When I was a teacher, I learned that I sometimes had to establish a rapport with certain students in order to help them gain confidence in themselves. ...

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Letter: Thank you, Cedar Rapids, for hospitality

My first visit to Iowa and I leave most impressed. I have been attending the International Jugglers Association annual convention. Cedar Rapids has be ...

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Letter: Do not let respect disappear from society

Remember when we showed respect for the United States flag? Remember when we showed respect for the president of the United States of America? Remembe ...

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Letter: Wonder women are among us at Brucemore

Brucemore has been a showcase property in Cedar Rapids since 1886. Our community has benefited from Brucemore as a cultural center since the property ...

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Letter: Reader comments on Waddington column

Lynda Waddington in her July 9 column asks us to #x201c;ferret out root causes of (the) opioid epidemic.#x201d; Using the metrics of past drug wars, w ...

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Letter: What freedom of speech truly is

Tim Bickel's July 9 letter #x201c;Exercise your right to free speech#x201d; was a completely inaccurate representation of what the freedom of speech t ...

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Letter: New ‘rule’ would eliminate others

In response to the July 13 letter #x201c;Enact new rule before next election#x201d; about #x201c;spoiled brats and liars need not apply,#x201d; it sou ...

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Letter: Evidence of collusion does not exist

The Russians have been trying to interfere in our elections since the 1960s. We should not be spending the people's money on a special counsel as our ...

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Letter: Demand local control for all issues

This letter is in response to the new law regarding fireworks in Iowa.I find it disingenuous that the legislature sees fit to use the words #x201c;to ...

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Letter: Unfairness of healthc are bill is obvious

With reference to the Republican health care plan: where are our two senators, Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, when the poor and the pre-Medicare older ...

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Letter: Panhandlers not contributing to society

The front page article in the July 10 issue of The Gazette #x201c;'Pedestrian safety' rules would clamp down on panhandling#x201d; featured a quote fr ...

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Letter: A fireworks compromise can be reached

Let's compromise on the fireworks that are allowed. Simply ban the ones that are noisy. You could have sparklers, bottle rockets (without report), fou ...

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Letter: Joni Ernst phone-in town hall a farce

On July 5 at 5:16 p.m. my I-Phone showed an incoming call from our U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst. Naturally, I answered thinking that a member of her staff mig ...

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Letter: Support plan three on Linn County redistricting

A special election is scheduled in Linn County for Aug. 1 to select one of the three county supervisor representation plans allowed by state law. Abse ...

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