Energy companies should share ‘highway’

To the editor:

Does the Rock Island Clean Line really need their own separate “highway” for transporting electricity”? ... »

Spend gas tax on repairing roads

To the editor:

I was discouraged to read the Feb. 28 Gazette article (“Many have dibs on spending gas tax”) which asked our gov ... »

Concealed weapons permits: Protect the public’s right to know

Iowans deserve to know what actions government takes on our behalf, affecting our lives and using our money. That’s why we have laws requiri ... »

Blame game hasn’t resolved Fort Madison prison delays

Unacceptable is the word Iowa voters should remember as state officials and lawmakers engage in blame game politics while tax dollars are repeatedl ... »

Thursday, February 26, 2015
A new blue measure of progress

About two-thirds of the way through his »

Mayor Corbett’s State of the City — Looking back.

Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett will deliver his sixth State of the City speech today. His first, back in 2010, was in the old Crowne Plaza ballroom ... »

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 ... »

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Veteran death is shameful

Statistics are just numbers on a page, something we read before shaking our heads and moving on to the next thing — until they strike close ... »

Reynolds special guest at upcoming ‘Pastors Policy Briefing’

An invitation, stamped with the return address of a West Des Moines UPS Store mailbox, went out this week to Iowa’s faithful.

Those wh ... »

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 ... »

Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Protect speech on campus

Freedom of speech, one of the most revered hallmarks of our democracy, is endangered on college campuses across the United States. Consider this sm ... »

Move privacy bill forward

There is now just under a week until the start of the “First Funnel” of this legislative session. With the exception of appropriation ... »

Spending wisely to improve Cedar Rapids schools

Members of the Cedar Rapids Community School District Oversight Committee are proud to support the district in providing students and staff with we ... »

School funding debate: Support schools for a strong economy

The Iowa Legislature has historically set funding for education before all other budgeting activities because education was a top priority. As a sc ... »

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