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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....

Protesters block I-80 on Nov. 12 in Iowa City. photo by Zak Neumann
Posted by Letters | Nov 15, 2016

Protesters block I-80 in Iowa City in light of the election. Nov. 11, 2016. --photo by Zak Neumann By Rose Fiala Everyone I know is Scared. Capital S. A kind...

Posted by Letters | Nov 15, 2016

By Damita Brown Some of us would like to pretend that business as usual will suffice -- that the unfortunate outcomes of Tuesday’s election have no bearing on how we...

Posted by Letters | Nov 15, 2016

By Karen Nichols As I sit here, a few days into our electoral apocalypse, I am struggling with what to say. I, like many of you, am awash in worry,...

Posted by Letters | Nov 1, 2016

Photo by Zak Neumann By Aleksey Gurtovoy What if it was much easier for us to change the Constitution than to change the laws that have to follow it? A...

Syringes
Posted by Letters | Oct 18, 2016

By Cameron Foreman, Petra Hahn & Sarah Ziegenhorn Our state, like many others, is suffering an opioid epidemic. Too many Iowans, of all walks of life, start with an injury,...

Bakken Pipeline, Zak Neumann
Posted by Letters | Oct 6, 2016

Protestors move to allow workers access to the worksite on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. -- photo by Zak Neumann By David Goodner Construction of the Dakota Access Bakken oil pipeline...

Food for Thought Conference
Posted by Letters | Oct 4, 2016

By Christine Nobiss A few days ago I had a conversation with my son’s first grade teacher. I’ve had this same conversation every year for five years now -- through...