Staff Editorials

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’ ... »

Our picks for Johnson Co. Supervisors

Residents of Johnson County can rest assured that three outstanding individuals are on the ballot to fill two seats on the Board of Supervisors. De ... »

Courthouse annex worthy of support

There are many reasons previous bond issues in Johnson County have fallen shy of the supermajority needed.

In crafting the latest $33.4 mill ... »


POT HOAX: Posters in the windows of a shuttered Cedar Rapids storefront, proclaiming a marijuana dispensary wou ... »


LUCKY BUCK: Three Iowans rescued a 10-point buck from a sinkhole near Decorah. After freeing a tractor from the ... »

This time’s the charm?

In the past two years, Johnson County voters have rejected two proposed bonds for courthouse expansion and jail construction. This November, as Iow ... »

Some still skeptical of revised courthouse plan

The vocal Johnson County majority that rallied against two previous bond issues for courthouse expansion and jail construction understand the propo ... »

Wal-Mart plan isn’t a good fit

So far, it seems, Cedar Rapids city leaders aren’t buying Wal-Mart’s preliminary bid to put a supercenter on the city’s southe ... »