Safety goal of the speed cameras

To the editor:

I believe that the intention of the speed cameras was to slow down traffic on the S-curve and prevent accidents and deaths, wh ... »

Largest inner cities in state of war

To the editor:

The Democrats are fond of declaring that there is a Republican war on women. I think it’s reasonable to ask why the Dem ... »

Don’t rush, and opt for transparency

With news of Superintendent Dave Benson’s retirement in June, the Cedar Rapids Community School Board is rapidly shaping its search process. ... »

Make your voice heard

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For the past two years, The Gazette editorial board has selected commun ... »

Sunday, December 21, 2014
CR superintendent search is leaving the station

In the midst of the Christmas rush, the Cedar Rapids School Board is kicking off a superintendent search, right this very minute.

Superinten ... »

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 ... »

Sunday, December 21, 2014
Let Santa bring the small stuff

What are your favorite childhood memories of Christmas?

I remember getting up early and pouncing on my stocking, which was always filled wit ... »

Sally Mason refills DI’s dance card

Don’t forget to enjoy the dance.

That’s the advice my first newspaper editor offered nearly every time I left to do an intervie ... »

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 »

Monday, December 22, 2014
Don’t back the Clean Line

Last spring, during a meeting regarding Rock Island Clean Line’s project to construct a high voltage transmission line through 16 Iowa count ... »

Make your voice heard, and listen

When I first joined The Gazette editorial board as a community member, I worked for the City of Cedar Rapids. I am now employed by a local non-prof ... »

Cultivate options for peace in the Middle East

As a Christian and a Muslim, we are both distressed about the growing violence in the Middle East. Moreover, terrible acts are committed in the nam ... »

Diverse individuals reaching consensus

A little over two years ago I applied for a new concept position The Gazette was launching: A community member who would be willing to volunteer on ... »

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