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Posted by Letters | May 16, 2017

I wholeheartedly support the Iowa City Community School District bond referendum. Here is why: 1. Our kids need it. Johnson County keeps growing, and our schools haven’t kept up. We...

Posted by Letters | May 2, 2017

I am writing in support of the use of cannabis for the sick and suffering people in the state of Iowa. I myself am in constant pain from being injured...

Posted by Letters | May 2, 2017

The human brain is fickle. Our memories are unreliable. For instance, I can’t remember the first time I heard David Bowie’s Young Americans, or watched Gene Wilder in Blazing Saddles,...

Posted by Letters | Apr 18, 2017

The opening of the Rapid Creek Cidery at Wilson’s Orchard on Dingleberry Road has been noted in several media stories applauding the project. While I am agnostic about the new...

Posted by Letters | Apr 4, 2017

Photo by Kelli Ebensberger By Loren Glass and Kathrina Litchfield After Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway coined the phrase “alternative facts” in January, George Orwell’s 1984 shot to the top of...

Posted by Letters | Mar 14, 2017

I was picking up passengers at the Cedar Rapids airport. While I was waiting for their flight to land, I read a copy of your magazine, Little Village. On page...

Posted by Letters | Mar 5, 2017

Ed. Note: Joe Flynn, the brother of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, wrote this letter in response to a Democracy in Crisis story "Flynn’s transformation from ‘Water Brother’ to...

Posted by Letters | Mar 3, 2017

By Saffin Parrish-Sams Business and insurance interests are trying to wipe out insurance benefits that cover every working Iowan. Workers’ compensation is a required employee benefit. It covers medical treatment,...

Posted by Letters | Feb 28, 2017

By Robert David Even as a kid, you did not get a “do-over” in my neighborhood without a fight. Accidentally tap the white pool ball with the cue stick, or...

Posted by Letters | Feb 28, 2017

Photo by Jim Legans, Jr By Jason B. Lassner Two recent events suggest that we Iowans are serious about addressing the scourge of cell phone use while driving: a 12-0...

Posted by Letters | Feb 14, 2017

Photo courtesy of the Harris family By Stacey Walker Every now and again it seems the universe bestows upon humanity one of those ethereal and affable personalities that end up...

Posted by Letters | Feb 14, 2017

The Iowa Capitol shown on the opening day of the Iowa Legislature, Jan. 9, 2017. -- photo by Lauren ShotwellBy Cindy Altmaier Riley I love Iowa! Did you know that...

Posted by Letters | Jan 31, 2017

Photo by K. Kendall By Damita Brown Between the mindsets of “we must,” “we should” and “we can’t” is the reality that we are. We find ourselves in 2017 with...

Posted by Letters | Jan 19, 2017

By Robert Davis President-elect Donald Trump takes the stage before a crowd of approximately 4,000 people in Des Moines on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. -- photo by Zak Neumann We...

Posted by Letters | Jan 17, 2017

By Robert David Photo by Zak Neumann The president-elect has trust issues. Big ones. (It is important to disclose I have trust issues too. I am convinced I know best....

Posted by Letters | Jan 17, 2017

by J. E. Ironside CWJ panel discussion in September 2014 on workers’ rights. — photo by Adam Burke I have been an employee advocate for 20 plus years of my...