CR resident grateful for assistance
To the editor:On July 24, I had finished grocery shopping at Fairway Grocery Store on Wiley Boulevard. When I went to start my car, it would not start ... »
Bill Aossey Jr. is not danger to society
To the editor: Well, after five years of pestering and harassing Bill Aossey Jr. the feds have finally prosecuted him and found him guilty of mislabel ... »
Elkader welcomes its visitors and its future
Ask folks in Elkader what makes their town unique, and they’ll keep coming back to the river.It’s the Turkey River, rolling through the ... »
Seek public input on plate scanners
It makes sense that Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman would want a pair of automated license plate scanners for use by his department. It is impr ... »
Sunday, July 26, 2015
We’ve been Trumped, but don’t worry, Iowans

So I’m not losing any sleep over Donald Trump.

Being conscious, most of the time, I can’t help but notice others are more work ... »

Branstad energizes Democrats
Iowa Democrats gave out their Hall of Fame awards in Cedar Rapids Friday night, honoring officeholders and activists who have done great service to th ... »
Find a place to disconnect before summer’s over
My cellular provider has a series of TV ads claiming its powerful coverage will reach unexpected places. One insists “now the middle of nowhere ... »
A wide open race for mayor in Marion
So Mayor Snooks is moving on. ‘I was on the fence for a while,” said Marion Mayor Allen “Snooks” Bouska, who told me this ... »
Sunday, July 19, 2015
People, struggles get lost in transgender hype

Like many readers, I observed Caitlyn Jenner’s coming out party from afar. Unlike many of you, it wasn’t the first time I or those cl ... »

Pardon me for not rejoicing
Another day, another spitting match between Gov. Terry Branstad and a public employee union.The latest lawsuit was launched by AFSCME in response to B ... »
The big issue with the other Branstad veto
Perhaps Gov. Terry Branstad doesn’t have a clear understanding of what benefit cliffs are or how they hamper economic advancement.Amid the flur ... »
Johnson County Community ID begins next week
Rollout of the long anticipated Johnson County Community ID begins Friday, another Midwestern first courtesy of the People’s Republic.The cards ... »
Monday, July 27, 2015
Renewable Fuel Standard: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

Growing up during the Cold War, my friends and I were always conscious of American National security. Sputnik, the Missile Gap and the Berlin Crisi ... »

Marking Medicaid’s 50th with renewed support
In 1965 — 50 years ago this coming Thursday — President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the landmark legislation that created Medicaid. In so m ... »
Happy birthday to ADA
On July 13, 1990, Senator Tom Harkin delivered the first speech in American Sign Language in the history of the U.S. Senate. The occasion was the Sena ... »
Policies are a critical piece of cybersecurity
In the late 1990s, U.S. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson noted that a historic breach in his department occurred because it had neglected the human fa ... »
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