Community, private colleges overlooked

To the editor:

Did the Iowa Board of Regents intentionally establish a funding plan designed to create more inefficiencies in Iowa’s h ... »

We do not need more of the same

To the editor:

Soon the want-to-be presidents will declare in or out. We do not need another Bill Clinton, George W. Bush or Mitt Romney.

... »
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 ... »

Homers & Gomers

Staff Editorial

HOMERS — What’s going right

NEW & ... »

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 ... »

Thursday, December 18, 2014
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 ... »

Viable lead alternatives exist

The big doe dropped in its tracks a split second after I’d tried something new. I’d been using lead bullets in my muzzleloading rifle ... »

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