Opening smoke-free casino is not a risk

To the editor:

Tucked into the last paragraph of The Gazette story on the planned legislation to be submitted for consideration concerning th ... »

Use military budget to fund refugee aid

To the editor:

As we approach the holidays, in many settings we will be urged to “pray for peace.” But the Omnibus bill says &# ... »

Calendar call undermines local control

Deciding when a school year starts is a decision that should be left to local school boards, not the Iowa State Fair Board.

That seems like a ... »

Communication could’ve eased dispute

It’s a scenario that plays out all too often in Iowa communities.

City leaders gather and formulate strategic plans intended to shape ... »

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Cutting corners in Marion

So it looks like 2015 will be the year of the roundabout in Marion.

Steady now. Don’t get dizzy.

Marion City Engineer Dan Whitl ... »

Butter cow beats local control

Here's a novel idea.

Each year, on a rotating basis, an Iowa school board should get to approve Gov. Terry Branstad's calendar. They decide ... »

Memories, ideas roll in for Wood

A  couple of weeks ago, I asked for your thoughts on how best to celebrate Grant Wood’s 125th birthday in 2016. Some of my colleagues ... »

Checking on Linn-Mar’s pick

First, let’s get one thing straight. Quintin Shepherd has no plans to cancel Halloween.

“I would say never,” said Shephe ... »

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Bringing the University of Iowa out of its fog

Last Friday morning, as I turned the corner of Clinton and Washington streets en route to a breakfast meeting, a figure on the Pentacrest caught my ... »

Coffee (and more) with cops

It may have hit a nerve.

My »

There is no solitary path to economic diversity

With or without the blessing of federal assistance programs, the existing strategy for economic diversity in the Iowa City Community School Distric ... »

Protests are evidence of exclusion

One of the best things about working in the media is the access it provides to all facets of the community. When combined with innate curiosity and ... »

Friday, December 19, 2014
Improving health care quality and safety

The phrase “first, do no harm” is a guiding principle for doctors, nurses and health care providers the world over. Unfortunately, it ... »

Address disparities before issues arise

Cedar Rapids faces a well-documented crisis of racial disparity. Like other sectors of society, our criminal justice system is proven to be disprop ... »

Beat the holiday blues

As we edge closer to the holiday season and the New Year, it may be easy to forget the role alcohol and drug abuse can play.

With holidays ... »

Support our older Iowans

The Johnson County Livable Community Policy Board was delighted to learn that Iowa City has been selected as the No. 1 Small Metro in Milken Instit ... »

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