Letters to the Editor

We cannot ignore climate change

To the editor:

It’s encouraging to see more acceptance that climate change is happening. Not that we like it, but we need to know how ... »

Ask Marion residents if they want new library

To the editor:

I took the new Marion library online survey. Never once did the survey ask “Do you think Marion needs a new library?&# ... »

Cedar Rapids should lead by example

To the editor:

The Iowa Department of Transportation/Cedar Rapids traffic camera fiasco shows Cedar Rapids’ total lack of respect for ... »

Pipeline could be hazardous project

To the editor:

Since the pipeline project was announced and I received notice that my land was in its path, I have become aware of the probl ... »

Native Iowan proud of her roots

To the editor:

During the recent RAGBRAI I had the opportunity along with some colleagues to provide hospitality along the riders’ ro ... »

Reader not ready for political rhetoric

To the editor:

There are 21 people running for president of the United States. That’s ridiculous. Maybe a few more will jump in. Amer ... »

Forum will discuss enhancing lives, community

To the editor:

The Iowa State Black Caucus will be conducting the second series to a forum that was held on July 18, following the democratic ... »

Nuclear deal could be diplomatic disaster

To the editor:

The so-called Iran nuclear deal is no deal, but a lopsided concession. Even worse, it is a breach of trust with our ally, Isr ... »

Basic farming practices help water quality

To the editor:

Living in Clermont, located on the banks of the Turkey River in northwest Iowa, has its good and not-so-good points. But it a ... »

Judicial system failed abused child

To the editor:

Is anyone else as sorely disappointed in our judicial system as myself after reading Shelly Johns is receiving probation afte ... »

Show LGBT teens they are supported

To the editor:

I am a write-in candidate for the Sept. 8 school board election. I’ve talked a lot about the struggle of those in the ... »

Work to raise minimum wage

To the editor:

The minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is insufficient to make ends meet for many working families in this community.

Low wa ... »

Religion no excuse for discrimination

To the editor:

I’m no biblical scholar, but I’m pretty sure nowhere in the Bible does it say “Go forth, open a bakery, ... »

Police shootings not always justified

To the editor:

Regarding The Gazette’s June 6 article “Months later, man shot by police arrested”:

Do police purpo ... »

Bill Aossey doesn’t deserve to be in jail

To the editor:

I wonder why Bill Aossey is in jail. According to your report, he admitted to offenses for which he was convicted (“Co ... »