Employees should be given same offer

To the editor:

Many of us outside Linn County aren’t much concerned about how much you pay your Linn County Board of Supervisors. We a ... »

Free breakfast lifted senior’s spirit

To the editor:

To the three young women who paid for the breakfast of this senior woman at the American Skillet on Sunday, thank you!


Fight bullying with civility, resilience

Staff editorial

Iowa lawmakers this session are taking yet another look at legislation intended to fight bullying in our schools.

The ... »

Parts of Iowa casino bill are worth debating

It was launched with much fanfare locally, but an effort to alter Iowa’s casino gambling landscape and make room for a smoke-free facility i ... »

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Done and undone at the Iowa’s Capitol

We’re getting simultaneous lessons on how things get done at the Statehouse, and how they don’t get done.

First, take the effo ... »

A Radio Experience moves west

On Wednesday morning, I sat in front of a microphone in the 600 WMT radio studio, across the desk from Bob Bruce.

His show has officially be ... »

The Week — Ways, Means, Red Carpets and Polls


Sometimes, when votes are slim, you gotta get shady.

On Thursday, with a ga ... »

Equality drive races forward

We’re fast approaching the sixth anniversary of the Iowa Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling establishing marriage equality as a constit ... »

Sunday, February 22, 2015
North Liberty diversity discussions underway

While a forum on diversity in North Liberty may have been born in the shadow of national racial and socioeconomic unrest, it would be wholly unfair ... »

Second verse, same as the first

The Iowa Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments this week on the closure of the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo, which was previously deemed unco ... »

21-only ordinances should remain local issue

Ask people in Iowa City whether or not the 21-only ordinance is working, and the answers will be a mixed bag.

Nearly five years and two ball ... »

Love on display at HS game

Valentine’s Day is upon us again. It is what I consider a fairly useless holiday, filled as it often is with the vestiges of naive love.

... »
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Iowa Bankers survey shows a bright future

To help Iowans assess the state of our economy and what to anticipate moving forward, the Iowa Bankers Association has created a new survey of Iowa ... »

Addressing the root of complex social problems

For over 100 years, United Way of East Central Iowa has operated under the belief that working together for the common good can truly help create a ... »

Mississippi River bald eagle communities appear to be crashing

For over 60 years bald eagle communities have been coming south during the winter to find food and shelter near the dams and power plants along the ... »

Barriers to health insurance persist under Affordable Care Act

The second marketplace enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has now ended, and enrollment in Iowa’s expanded Medicaid, Heal ... »

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