High-speed chases have to stop
To the editor:Who is really guilty of killing the wonderful man Stephen Cook? The man who ran from the police or the police for chasing at a high-spee ... »
Plastic grocery bags bad for environment
To the editor: On a recent drive north of Interstate 380 from Cedar Rapids, I was shocked to see the amount of trash in the ditches. Since the snow ha ... »
Supervisors should turn on cameras
Smile, Linn County Board of Supervisors. You’re on Joel Miller’s camera. Miller, the Linn County Auditor, carried a video camera into a ... »
“Right to Assistance” law would make Iowa’s local nuisance ordinances better
Ongoing discussions between state lawmakers and City of Cedar Rapids officials have kept a possible “Right to Assistance” bill in the he ... »
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Band law sparks memories, and more music

Sometimes, a column leads me to something unexpected. »

Small stops and a very big bubble
MONTICELLO — Some have cracked wise about what Hillary Clinton’s campaign 2016 slogan should be. After watching her first Iowa event thi ... »
Cedar Rapids’ DOT appeal is uphill fight
So Cedar Rapids is going to fight for its right to put speed cameras where it pleases. For safety, of course. Local control is at stake. File the appe ... »
Legislators bickering over school bucks should be reforming local government funding
So the sitzkrieg over K-12 school funding continues at the Statehouse as school districts approach the legal deadline for certifying their budgets. Th ... »
And how will they know us?
This column was filed late. You see, I’d planned to begin it with a prayer for the harm of another person. Seriously. I considered being a copy ... »
A ‘rock star’ caucus won’t serve rural America
If rumors are believed, this is the day Iowa Democrats have either been wanting or dreading: Hillary Clinton is expected to announce her entry into th ... »
Rayhons case reveals law’s flaws
Jury selection took place this week in the trial of Henry Rayhons, a former Iowa lawmaker who stands accused of sexual abuse against his ailing wife, ... »
Sunday, April 19, 2015
What are schools for?

This month, Writers Circle members met to discuss what should be the question, “What is the 21st century mission for our public schools? ... »

Come together to combat homelessness
Homelessness is an issue in Cedar Rapids. It may not be as visible as in larger cities; however it exists and has grown continuously over the past sev ... »
Safe at Home Act deserves support
April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and that made it the perfect time for the Iowa Legislature to approve the Safe at Home Act. I proudly ... »
A genuine discussion about Iowans’ concerns
I had the privilege of joining several Kirkwood Community College students and personnel at the Jones Regional Education Center to hear a roundtable d ... »
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