Staff Editorials

A “big table” for Iowa water quality talks

One party will control the Iowa Statehouse in January, but that doesn't mean water-quality discussions should be one-sided. As Republican majorities b ...

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Embrace Thanksgiving with ‘one heart, one voice’

Readers anxious about the possibility of having their turkey dinner tainted by politics can find hope in the quest of a single, working mother of five ...

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Busting myths about affordable housing and the people who live there

It's a scenario that plays out again and again, in every corner of The Corridor: a developer announces plans to create affordable housing units outsid ...

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Get the facts before banning speed cameras

Republican state lawmakers preparing to take control of both the Iowa House and Senate are making noise about banning traffic enforcement cameras in I ...

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Bobby Kaufmann missed the memo on postelection unity

In the days since last Tuesday's contentious national election, we've been heartened to see so many Iowans call for greater discussion and empathy in ...

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Emphatic conservation vote invests in county’s future

Back in late September, this editorial board couldn't come to a consensus on whether to endorse a $40 million conservation bond issue in Linn County. ...

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Rural Linn County voters hope less means more

A decade ago the Linn County electorate voted to expand its county Board of Supervisors from three to five members in a bid to bring more rural voices ...

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The morning after: Time to work together

The morning after Election Day finds our country bitterly divided.It finds us reeling from a dramatic end to an unprecedented campaign that never seem ...

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Today’s the day: Now get out and vote

Staff Editorial,When this nation was founded, the idea that ordinary citizens should have the right and responsibility to elect the leaders who would ...

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Proud to serve as Chief Justice

I am honored to serve in the Iowa judicial system and now on the Iowa Supreme Court. As your chief justice, I have worked to support the Constitution, ...

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ENDORSEMENT: Retain Iowa’s Supreme Court justices

Three Iowa Supreme Court Justices are among dozens of state judges standing for retention on Tuesday's ballot. It's an aspect of the 2016 largely lost ...

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On civility and empty cannons

It was 9 a.m. in California, on Jan. 20, 2001, and the inauguration was about to begin. I hadn't voted for George W. Bush, but you might have thought ...

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More details still needed about Medicaid

Officials have announced they'll be handing an additional $33.2 million to the three private companies that manage Medicaid for the state, yet insight ...

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Rising to the challenge

In times of crisis, such as last month's significant flood event, communities rely on established leaders - city officials, law enforcement, media - t ...

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Branstad should show leadership in wage debate

Gov. Terry Branstad said this week he's willing to sit down with state legislative leaders after the election to talk over a potential minimum wage in ...

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