Staff Editorials

Ferguson can’t answer nat’l concerns

While we’ve known for some time we’d ultimately weigh in on the outcome and unrest in Ferguson, Mo., we did not expect the timing to ... »

Learn from preservation history

Reading The Gazette’s “Time Machine” piece on Sunday, it’s tough to shake the sad thought of what might have been.

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Retailers can learn from consumers

This time of year, the holiday season, has been built on a foundation of generosity. It is difficult to get through a day without being reminded th ... »


GRACIOUS TRIBUTE: In these days of partisan warfare, it was heartening to see Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassl ... »


DISABILITY RIGHTS: We share U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin’s dismay that the Senate has again failed to approve a ... »

Thinking BIG

Iowa BIG, as these guest columnists will attest, is not a typical high school ... »

Lawmakers - Think outside the lanes

Transportation funding seems to be the early leader in the race to become the biggest issue facing the Iowa Legislature in 2015.

Fresh from h ... »

Pharmacy board should deliver a push

Today, the Iowa Board of Pharmacy will consider restating its 2010 recommendation that marijuana be reclassified to allow some limited, regulated m ... »

Supermajority no longer makes sense

Johnson County’s repeated failure to revamp its courthouse — despite the support of more than 50 percent of participating voters  ... »


METH SEIZURES UP: Meth isn’t grabbing big headlines like it did during the last decade, when Iowa strugg ... »


FUTURE PROBLEM SOLVERS: Some Iowa students have had a unique opportunity this fall to immerse themselves in tec ... »

Grassley is a good fit for Judiciary

That “farmer from Iowa with no law degree” is about to take over one of the most important posts in the U.S. Senate.

U.S. Sen. ... »

Troubling trend for impartial courts

Iowa has weathered two politicized attacks on its courts in recent years. The first, in 2010, saw Iowa voters toss three experienced, accomplished ... »

Looking back: The Berlin Wall

Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the stunning, historic day when communist East Germany opened its borders after ... »


MIDTERM TURNOUT: Roughly 53 percent of Iowa voters cast ballots in this year’s midterm elections. Turnou ... »

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