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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...

Posted by Letters | Jan 17, 2017

I am writing for an explanation as to why the new Hancher Auditorium does not accept cash. Unfortunately, I no longer own a credit card, so the inconvenience of this...

Posted by Letters | Jan 3, 2017

Iowa Capitol -- photo by Katie Haugland By Becci Reedus Our politicians and policymakers will face many important decisions in the coming months. Now more than ever, those leaders need...

Posted by Letters | Dec 6, 2016

Illustration by Don Button By Alastair Bland Scientists have warned for decades that greenhouse gas emissions have put the earth on track for calamitous storms, floods, droughts and rising oceans....