Staff Editorials

Anderson offers a clean break

In the past, our endorsement process has skipped over most so-called “down-ballot” statewide races, such as Iowa secretary of state. ... »

Bobby Kaufmann has proved his worth

In 2012, Cedar County voters were largely responsible for Republican Bobby Kaufmann’s significant win in House District 73, which also inclu ... »

Lundby earns return

Two years ago, state Rep. Daniel Lundby, D-Marion, won his House District 68 seat by just 117 votes from a GOP incumbent. And it promises to be clo ... »

Hogg has done much good for Cedar Rapids

The race in Iowa Senate District 33, which includes much of the southeast and northeast sides of Cedar Rapids, pits Sen. Rob Hogg, D-Cedar Rapids, ... »

Kinney best for Senate seat

Residents of Senate District 39, which includes all of Keokuk County, most of Washington County and western and southern portions of Johnson County ... »

Voters should keep Stanerson in House

The race in House District 95, which includes much of northern and eastern Linn County and the southeast corner of Buchanan County, is a rematch of ... »

Sticking with history, Branstad for governor

When a gubernatorial race is dominated by two men, Republican Terry Branstad and Democrat Jack Hatch, who have each served more than a third of the ... »

Our choice for Linn County Supervisor District 5

Voters in Linn County Supervisor District 5, a large “doughnut district” that includes much of the county surrounding the Cedar Rapid ... »

Our choice for Linn Supervisor, District 1

Three candidates are seeking an open seat on the Linn County Board of Supervisors that represents much of the north and northwest side of the city ... »


WELCOME HOME: Home sales rose throughout the Creative Corridor and state during September. More than 3,100 home ... »


CAT TORTURE: A West Liberty man, Leo A. Nopoulos, has been charged with animal torture after police viewed a vi ... »

Loebsack has earned another term, could do more for Iowa

The 24-county area that now comprises Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District has been well served by mild-mannered Dave Loebsack. Given his conti ... »

Bruce Braley is best choice for U.S. Senate

For nearly 30 years, Iowa has been represented in the U.S. Senate by Tom Harkin, a liberal Democrat, and Chuck Grassley, a conservative Republican. ... »

Rod Blum is best suited to find bipartisan solutions

Despite polls indicating Americans and Iowans are fed up with Congressional stalemates, primary voters saw fit to place two very partisan individua ... »

State should comply with federal law

Any time reports surface of state government failing to serve the needs of our most vulnerable citizens, we should all be alarmed. And that’ ... »

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