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Soil rule running out of time

There was a refreshing shot of honesty at this week’s Environmental Protection Commission meeting, where members again talked about scrappin ... »

Partnership must tackle real issues

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The Week — Water wars and the Straw Prom loses its theme


So a couple of weeks ago, I noted Mayor Ron Corbett’s plan for a “piv ... »

Linn feud remains very fluid

Linn County Auditor Joel Miller carried a big bottle of blue Gatorade to the lectern Monday as he faced question time from the Board of Supervisors ... »

A little caucus advice

(Warning: Satire)

Ring … Ring … Ring


“Jeb, little bro! It’s W. 43 calling …”

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Let voters weigh in on the feud

Let’s have voters settle this thing.

The “thing” to which I refer is the endless feud between the Linn County Board of S ... »

The many possibilities in a ‘pivot’

So Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett has announced plans to “pivot.”

He told reporters in Des Moines Friday, ... »

Connecting the dots between Scott Walker, Happy Chef and a very big umpire in Ryan

When you’re running for president, or testing the waters, the last thing you want to come off as is some big stiff, standing like a statue w ... »

The Week — A King assails the Supremes and stubborn, corn-loving Iowans shrug at a famous professor.


The legal arguments for allowing states to ban same ... »

Council bets on Westdale

Westdale’s ambitious transformation from dead mall to multiuse development may be short of cash, but it had no shortage of identities at Tue ... »

RSVP gets complex for GOP

Some Republicans seeking to lead the free world have been asked in recent days ... »

Iowans weigh in against tossing topsoil rule

So your Iowa Environmental Protection Commission h ... »

Capitol nannies strike back

So the nannies are making a Statehouse comeback. You knew they would.

Back in February, ... »

Band law sparks memories, and more music

Sometimes, a column leads me to something unexpected. ... »

The Week — Marijuana, Hillary’s next trip and hot new spring fashions


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