Budget cuts will affect patients

To the editor:

If you run a business and find you need more money to continue doing business, then you raise prices to stay afloat.

Whe ... »

Vote yes on CCSD bond referendum

To the editor:

As longtime residents, parents and alumni of College Community School District, we are urging patrons to vote yes on a bond re ... »

Iowa school funding impasse is about competing values, not money

Last week, the school funding impasse took another ugly turn, with Democratic and Republican leaders accusing each other of playing politics with o ... »

‘Right to Assistance’ bill necessary

Feeling safe in your own home and neighborhood is a critical quality-of-life issue — especially for those who are victims of crime.

A ... »

Saturday, March 28, 2015
The Week — Cruz news amuses and Hoosiers take culture war to overtime


It was U.S. Sen. ... »

Pledge allegiance, or get lost

OK, Republican caucus campaign staffers, repeat after me.

“I (state your name) pledge allegiance to the First-In-the-Nation Iowa caucu ... »

Looking back after a week away

So I missed some news while taking the family to warmer climes last week. Developments galore, but precious few surprises.

It was no surpris ... »

The Iowa Band Law marches on

It’s a combination of arcane municipal finance and Iowa history.

So, for me, too much to resist.

I was flipping through the ci ... »

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Why Hillary Clinton isn’t a done deal

Despite its auspicious beginnings in about 500 BC and subsequent debate, the idea that nature abhors a vacuum was imprinted upon American conscious ... »

Political spin turning voters off

A  new study by a Philadelphia media watchdog group has found that, in the lead-up to the 2014 midterm elections, more time during broadcast ... »

Goodbye, Sunshine

Few times in history has a time period devoted to awareness of a cause been bookended by two high-profile examples. Yet, that is exactly the case f ... »

Villatoro closer to deportation

An Iowa City pastor swept up in a federal initiative to arrest and expel migrant criminals from the country has been relocated to a detention facil ... »

Friday, March 27, 2015
Unite in mental illness fight

As I write this, the Des Moines metro area is grieving the loss of two middle school children who committed suicide and the death of a veteran who ... »

Email privacy loophole has an easy fix

The privacy of Iowans’ emails, texts, and similar online messages are protected by an outdated law. The Electronic Communications Privacy Ac ... »

School funding: Why Democrats stick with 4 percent

You’ve got to wonder what other states think of the debate Iowa is having over local school funding.

Davenport’s school superin ... »

Lawmakers can leave a real legacy

The Iowa Legislature and Governor have an extraordinary opportunity to leave a legacy more enduring than anything the state has accomplished in dec ... »

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