Tuesday September 16, 2014
This is what happens when the Legislature plays doctor.
Lawmakers approved a bill that, on the surface, looked like it allowed families to use oil extracted from marijuana to treat kids with a severe form of epilepsy. It was hailed as a big [...]
Sunday September 14, 2014
I was asked by the League of Women Voters to speak on water quality issues at a forum Saturday at the Indian Creek Nature Center. Here is some of what I planned to say, if it turns out I remained upright and unbruis [...]
Thursday September 11, 2014
Another tragic day. Another opportunity for the purveyors of metal detectors.
This time it was the Jackson County Courthouse in Maquoketa, where a guy angry about his property taxes ends up pulling a gun at a Board of Supervisors meeting. [...]
Tuesday September 09, 2014
There’s an election today in Cedar Rapids.
Don’t feel bad if this news catches you unaware. You’re not alone.
Sunday September 07, 2014
So downtown Cedar Rapids has a snappy new slogan, logo and banners.
The slogan? “Dine. Dwell. Do.”
Immediately, I felt hu [...]
Thursday September 04, 2014
Excuse me while I vent on the speed camera saga.
This is one of those rare issues where I’m basically irritated by just about everyone involved. I’m irritated by the autopilot policing that the cameras represent, and I think i [...]