It’s time to rethink how we test K-12

On March 1, The Gazette editorial board questioned the wisdom of the expensive and yet-to-be proven computer-based testing program for Iowa student ... »

Lloyd McCammant
LLOYD MCCAMMANT Williamsburg Lloyd Leslie McCammant died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids at the age of 71 year ... »
Rulan Hansen
DECORAH Dr. Rulan S. Hansen, DVM, 93, died Thursday morning, March 26, 2015. Fjelstul Funeral Home, Decorah. »
The Week — Cruz news amuses and Hoosiers take culture war to overtime


It was U.S. Sen. ... »

John Clark
CORALVILLE John Clark, 72, died Friday, March 27, 2015. Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City. »
We need a long-term solution to improve water quality

On March 10, Des Moines Water Works filed suit against three Iowa counties for pollution of the municipal water supply. Specifically, the Board of ... »

Bully pulpit, yes; pulpit bully, no

To the editor:

T.R. Roosevelt, our 26th president, is famous for coining two enduring phrases: the “bully pulpit” as well as &# ... »

Harlan Appleby
HARLAN APPLEBY Manchester Harlan Harrison Appleby, 95, of Arthur, Ill., formerly of Manchester, passed away at 11:44 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2 ... »
Has UKIP arrived in Iowa?

A significant (and I believe growing) number of Iowans no longer fit neatly into the two historic political categories that have dominated American ... »

Seeing the business possibilities

Some of the reasons people move to Iowa, especially from urban areas, are obvious — more job opportunities, better schools and lower crime. ... »

From the Ground UP: Pinning down proper time to prune is tricky

Proper pruning time is one of the hardest landscape tasks to pin down. March is ideal because it is the late dormant season, just before the onset ... »

Safer crossing on 42nd not a priority

To the editor:

I am a bicycle rider and I wish to comment on the plans for a safer crossing on 42nd Street NE by the railroad tracks.

I ... »

Jerry Nelson
WAUCOMA Jerry Nelson, 60, died Thursday, March 26, 2015. Schluter-Balik Funeral Home, Decorah. »
Lowell Waybill
CEDAR RAPIDS Lowell Waybill, 81, died Thursday, March 26, 2015. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids. »
R. Maxine Fish
R. MAXINE FISH Urbana R. Maxine Fish, 74, of Urbana, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, following an extended illness. Memorial services will be 11 ... »