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Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett called it a “big step forward.” We hope he’s on the money.

The may ... »

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Iowa school start dates now set by edict from above

So the Iowa Department of Education has launched No Butter Cow Left Behind.

Of course, the department has a different name for what it rolled ... »

Electing regents is not the answer

The idea that politics and cronyism should not be part of the state Board of Regents selection process is a no-brainer. Determining the best path t ... »

Wake up, Speaker of the House

To the editor:

During the State of the Union address on Jan. 20, the only way I knew House Speaker John Boehner was awake was when he got his ... »

Cleanup costs not customers’ burden

To the editor:

A lawsuit against three northwestern counties regarding the management of drainage districts that have high concentrations of ... »

Pipeline spills bad for environment

To the editor:

Just say no to the Keystone XL pipeline project. I wish to refute William Peterson’s Jan. 17 letter “Obama shoul ... »

Accountability of fuel taxes is needed

To the editor:

Raising gas taxes while fuel costs are lower is attractive to the spend-more elected and nonelected Des Moines and Washington ... »

A dictator wouldn’t admit a mistake

To the editor:

I’m incredulous when people say President Barack Obama is a dictator. The definition of a dictator is “a ruler w ... »

Homers & Gomers

HOMERS — What’s going right

EXPANDING INDUSTRY: Iowa ... »

Rock Island Clean Line threatens the American dream

Growing up, we were taught if you worked hard, you could live the “American dream” of owning your own place and make a good living. O ... »

Stand united against terrorism

To the editor:

Why were President Barack Obama and his Attorney General Eric Holder quick to condemn the injured policeman in Ferguson, Mo., ... »

Avoid a ticket by following the law

To the editor:

I am puzzled by the resistance and anger directed toward the speed cameras. Speed limits have been established for a long time ... »

Let’s put our priorities in order

To the editor:

Please, let us put things in their proper perspective.

How many professional football players take a half day a week of ... »

Fan expected more from Iowa Hawkeyes

To the editor:

A few observations from a grandma who enjoys watching the Iowa Hawkeye football team.

I expected more from the TaxSlaye ... »

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