Staff Editorials

SOTU: Compromise cuts both ways

Diets of only red meat aren’t healthy. So we were pleased to watch President Barack Obama and Iowa’s freshman U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst pu ... »

Don’t be hasty in closing Iowa MHIs

At first glance, Gov. Terry Branstad’s call for closure of two of Iowa’s state-run mental health institutions could be viewed as a pu ... »

Homers & Gomers

HOMERS — What’s going right

FAREWELL, SALLY: Congrat ... »

It’s time to rethink rural health in Iowa

Today, The Gazette’s news team begins a series of articles examining health care issues in rural Iowa. It is a worthy topic.

When it c ... »

Good news, but big challenges remain

On the surface, it’s been a glass half-full week for water quality.

Gov. Terry Branstad’s 2016 budget spends $31.6 million for ... »

It’s going to take more than hashtags

Uplifting is good, and Gov. Terry Branstad certainly presented an uplifting package Tuesday at his 2015 Condition of the State address.

An ov ... »

DOC should reconsider budget request

We hope the Iowa Department of Corrections reconsiders its budget proposal for the 6th District. And, if it doesn’t, we hope state lawmakers ... »

Homers & Gomers

HOMERS — What’s going right

PROJECT SEARCH: St. Luke’s Hospital, the Arc of East Central Iowa and Iowa Vocational Rehabi ... »

‘There’s no other option’

If it’s going to happen at the Statehouse in 2015, it’s got to be bipartisan.

“There’s no other option,” ... »

There’s still time to get a flu shot

Please do not be misled by reports that this year’s flu shot doesn’t protect from strains of the virus currently circulating in Iowa. ... »

Get moving on broadband access

Few statewide initiatives hold as much promise for rural economic development as broadband. For that reason alone, the simple foundation of Gov. Te ... »

Homers & Gomers

Staff Editorial

HOMERS — What’s going right

FOREC ... »

Funding Higher Ed

Of the more contentious issues on state legislators’ plates this session will be a new model for funding the state’s three public uni ... »

Sharing the cost of cybersecurity

Unless you happen to be massive global conglomerate distributing a movie about assassinating the leader of North Korea, your risk of a cyber securi ... »

Charter reviews infrequent, important

Opportunities for residents to reshape local government are few and far between.

With this in mind, we hope Iowa City residents will take adv ... »

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