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Branstad should stand up for equality

So I’ve made a surprise cameo appearance in the big legal tussle between Iowa’s governor and the state’s former workers’ ... »

The Week — Cruz news amuses and Hoosiers take culture war to overtime

CRUZ DOMINATES NEWS. SOME ENTHUSED. OTHERS AMUSED. BUT WILL HE LOSE WHEN IOWANS CHOOSE?

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 ... »

Speak out on topsoil next week

The risk of escaping for a spring break is that I might miss some big moment or development in a news saga I’m following. It’s happen ... »

There’s still time for openness in CR superintendent search

So Cedar Rapids’ superintendent search is down to three finalists, but their names are being kept confidential.

“At this point ... »

Move on, the casino chase is going nowhere

Once, we had dreams of a smoke-free Cedar Crossing Casino in Cedar Rapids. It would have been grand.

For one thing, without musty, poisonous ... »

The Week — Summit Stuff, Funnel Fun and Iowa Hype

OUT STANDING IN A GOP FIELD

The big Iowa Ag Summit is today at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, and it’ ... »

Change the law, Governor Branstad

Gov. Terry Branstad says his critics are change averse.

On education funding, mental health system reforms and other issues, the governor tol ... »

The Week -- A dime passes, a smokeless casino fades and bottle rocket ’bros unite!

WHAM BAM TAX MY GAS

Next time some legislator says, “Patience, my fair constituent. Issues in the ... »

A new blue measure of progress

About two-thirds of the way through his ... »

Mayor Corbett’s State of the City — Looking back.

Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett will deliver his sixth State of the City speech today. His first, back in 2010, was in the old Crowne Plaza ballroom ... »

Done and undone at the Iowa’s Capitol

We’re getting simultaneous lessons on how things get done at the Statehouse, and how they don’t get done.

First, take the effo ... »

A Radio Experience moves west

On Wednesday morning, I sat in front of a microphone in the 600 WMT radio studio, across the desk from Bob Bruce.

His show has officially be ... »