Exact change by Lynda Waddington

Waze makes a lousy cop stalking tool

When you think about violence against law enforcement, you probably don’t turn a suspicious eye to your smartphone. But some police advocate ... »

What might be lost in Iowa City cottage dispute

This past week has been filled with listening and searching, both producing little satisfaction.

On Tuesday night about 80 people gathered a ... »

Let’s drop the SOTU responses

Let’s be honest: the state of the union response is not strong, nor is it necessary.

This is not a slam against newly minted U.S. Sen. ... »

Let Mason departure herald new age of messy

The People’s Republic of Johnson County is a messy place, often overrun with public meetings and task force investigations. Everyone, it see ... »

Confessions of an Iowa gun snob

Have you ever written or said something from a centrist position only to have those on either side of the issue overreact, confirming your centrist ... »

And thus begins the real work

While some would argue most political campaigns ended last November, I’m not among them.

National campaigns officially ended this week ... »

Why your gun makes me nervous

There's a mantra quickly repeating in my head: “Please have a badge. Please have a badge. Please have a badge.” It's a steady heartbeat ... »

Sweet land of subsidies

The latest population numbers are out and, once again, it isn’t good news for Iowa.

Overall the Hawkeye State is growing, but slower t ... »

May 2015 be a very gray year

There may be only one thing, packaged in a million variations, that can get our society back on track.

We’ve got to forcibly remove o ... »

Another bunkhouse of horrors

It is hard to forget the Atalissa Boys, especially when the ugliness repeats.

Four men with intellectual disabilities were recently removed ... »

Let Santa bring the small stuff

What are your favorite childhood memories of Christmas?

I remember getting up early and pouncing on my stocking, which was always filled wit ... »

Sally Mason refills DI’s dance card

Don’t forget to enjoy the dance.

That’s the advice my first newspaper editor offered nearly every time I left to do an intervie ... »

Bringing the University of Iowa out of its fog

Last Friday morning, as I turned the corner of Clinton and Washington streets en route to a breakfast meeting, a figure on the Pentacrest caught my ... »

Coffee (and more) with cops

It may have hit a nerve.

My ... »

There is no solitary path to economic diversity

With or without the blessing of federal assistance programs, the existing strategy for economic diversity in the Iowa City Community School Distric ... »

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