Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
Monday March 30, 2015
City only interested in making money
To the editor:
If the City of Cedar Rapids was interested in safety, they would have photo radar signs that are 4 x 8 with blinking lights on ...
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Friday March 27, 2015
‘Right to Assistance’ bill necessary
Feeling safe in your own home and neighborhood is a critical quality-of-life issue — especially for those who are victims of crime.
more Staff Editorials
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Branstad should stand up for equality
So I’ve made a surprise cameo appearance in the big legal tussle between Iowa’s governor and the state’s former workers’ ...
Thursday March 26, 2015
Pledge allegiance, or get lost
OK, Republican caucus campaign staffers, repeat after me.
“I (state your name) pledge allegiance to the First-In-the-Nation Iowa caucu ...
Tuesday March 24, 2015
Looking back after a week away
So I missed some news while taking the family to warmer climes last week. Developments galore, but precious few surprises.
It was no surpris ...
more 24 Hour Dorman stories
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Why Hillary Clinton isn’t a done deal
Despite its auspicious beginnings in about 500 BC and subsequent debate, the idea that nature abhors a vacuum was imprinted upon American conscious ...
Saturday March 28, 2015
Has UKIP arrived in Iowa?
A significant (and I believe growing) number of Iowans no longer fit neatly into the two historic political categories that have dominated American ...
Sunday March 22, 2015
Political spin turning voters off
A new study by a Philadelphia media watchdog group has found that, in the lead-up to the 2014 midterm elections, more time during broadcast ...
Saturday March 21, 2015
Few times in history has a time period devoted to awareness of a cause been bookended by two high-profile examples. Yet, that is exactly the case f ...
more Exact Change stories
Friday, March 27, 2015
Unite in mental illness fight
As I write this, the Des Moines metro area is grieving the loss of two middle school children who committed suicide and the death of a veteran who ...
Wednesday March 25, 2015
Email privacy loophole has an easy fix
The privacy of Iowans’ emails, texts, and similar online messages are protected by an outdated law. The Electronic Communications Privacy Ac ...
Monday March 23, 2015
Lawmakers can leave a real legacy
The Iowa Legislature and Governor have an extraordinary opportunity to leave a legacy more enduring than anything the state has accomplished in dec ...
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