Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines
Tuesday November 18, 2014
Let the speculation commence
This is the sort of weather that lends itself to sitting by the fire, sipping a hot beverage of your choice, gazing into the dancing flames and pon ...
Sunday November 16, 2014
Iowa water fund likely staying dry
Will this be the year our state lawmakers finally take the plunge for clean water? Don’t hold your breath.
Folks from the Nature Cons ...
Thursday November 13, 2014
Fueling up for a gas tax debate
Now that we’re safely past the election, talk has turned to the prospect of raising Iowa’s gas tax. Funny how that happens.
Tuesday November 11, 2014
Ghosts that should be preserved
As a kid, I remember standing in front of enormous glass cases in the Iowa Statehouse rotunda. Inside were dozens of battle flags from the Civil Wa ...
Tuesday November 04, 2014
Voters here could make history
Iowa voters likely will make some history today. The question is how much?
For starters, if a string of lopsided polls are accurate, Republic ...
Sunday November 02, 2014
Lessons learned from 2014 campaign
Be kind to chickens.
If there’s a big lesson we can all agree on from the 2014 campaign in Iowa, I think that’s it. If some of ...
Thursday October 30, 2014
Crossing party lines in HD 68
Linn County Supervisor Brent Oleson is in hot water for putting loyalty to a friend before his partisan duties, and for putting a photo on Facebook ...
Tuesday October 28, 2014
Endorsing the art of persuasion
So today marks the end of endorsement season, that heady time each even-numbered autumn when newspapers such as this one are buried in reader accol ...
Sunday October 26, 2014
Holding our noses, casting our votes
Twenty-six Novembers ago, I used my open campus period to leave school and cast my very first vote.
I hopped into my family’s hulking ...
Thursday October 23, 2014
Same old routine on pay raise
So much for my good ideas.
Last fall, after the Cedar Rapids City Council voted to give City Manager Jeff Pomeranz a pay raise, I suggested ...