Staff Editorials

Cedar Rapids Mayor: Our endorsement from a deep, diverse field

Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett is leaving office after eight eventful years. His record will, no doubt, be discussed and debated as he departs to cont ...

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Our endorsements for Marion City Council

Handling the challenges of Marion's growth and charting its economic development future are among the main issues in two contested City Council races. ...

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Cedar Rapids City Council endorsements

Cedar Rapids voters can bring significant change to their nine-member City Council this election season. Four council seats are on the ballot, along w ...

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A welcome legal challenge to a bad ‘ag gag’ law

It's been more than five years since we urged the Iowa Legislature to scrap a so-called #x201c;ag gag#x201d; bill, making it a crime to gain employmen ...

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Gerrymandering is at the core of our dysfunction

First District U.S. Rep. Rod Blum deserves a round of applause for joining a legal brief along with 33 other current and former members of Congress de ...

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Grassley, Ernst should lead on bipartisan health care reforms

It's time for Congress to work together to craft a health care plan that can satisfy more Americans and provide for their needs. And Iowa's delegation ...

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No special session, but big budget challenges remain

There will be no special legislative session needed to clean up an unbalanced 2017 state budget. The pool of red ink remaining as the books close turn ...

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The state should backfill its promises

State government is in a bind. Revenues haven't matched expenses, and officials are looking for ways to balance the books. It's one big problem that c ...

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At long last… Iowa Ideas Conference 2017

The end is near. Or rather, the beginning.On behalf of The Gazette, I am truly excited and proud to host the inaugural Iowa Ideas Conference this comi ...

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No need for new Johnson County namesake

Johnson County Supervisor Rod Sullivan is suggesting the county's residents might want to reconsider its namesake, Richard M. Johnson.Johnson, the nin ...

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Outreach, stability made difference in bond votes

Voters in one part of the Corridor approved the largest K-12 school bond in state history. In another region, voters declined a more modest request fo ...

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Waving hello to a great new Iowa tradition

Often, when the University of Iowa is mentioned on our opinion pages, it's because something, in our view, is going wrong. It's the nature of the news ...

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Keep community interests a focus in Rockwell merger

Much has already been written about the intention of Connecticut-based United Technologies Corp. to acquire Rockwell Collins. Before shareholders and ...

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Facilities, bargaining stand out in Cedar Rapids

With the Cedar Rapids Community School District on the verge of making some potentially big and contentious decisions on the future of its facilities, ...

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Board stability, diversity are key for Iowa City

With a $191.5 million bond proposal on the ballot, facilities have nearly dominated election discussions in the Iowa City Community School District. B ...

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