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Letter to the Editor: Legislative session opens today; call now

Congress is back in session today and that means it's time to start writing and calling our reps again. Need a topic? Here are a few, but there are many...

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Letter to the Editor: Paul Ryan promoting a higher birth rate? “Misogyny in its finest hour!”

I frequently have the TV on when I’m doing work in my kitchen and the other day was no exception. CNN happened to be on and I caught the last...

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Mazahir Salih: ‘Thank you’ Iowa City for believing in me

Now that I have had a chance to catch my breath and catch up with some family time since the election, I wanted use that breath to say thank you.

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Letter to the Editor: Take a Minute to Help Save Net Neutrality

This Thursday, Dec. 14, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to force a vote to end net neutrality. I’ll bet I’m not the first person to warn you about...

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Letter to the editor: Protect the charitable tax deductions that keep nonprofits afloat

We must support existing incentives for charitable giving by protecting the full scope and value of the tax deduction for all forms of charitable gifts. Charitable giving incentives encourage donors...

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Op-Ed: West High women are taking their power back

“Boys will be boys” is a phrase that gets ingrained in everyone’s head from a young age. However, not once in my life have I heard the phrase “girls will...

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Letter to the editor: ‘Vote Hall for sensible use of TIF’

Ryan Hall has a campaigned on a number of issues that I wholeheartedly support: family friendly neighborhoods, strong local foods policy, transparency and a strong local economy, which is essential...

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Letter to the editor: ‘We need Susan’s talent and leadership’ on the Iowa City Council

I would like to express my complete and enthusiastic support to re-elect Susan Mims in the Nov. 7 City Council election.

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Letter to the editor: Susan Mims plays an ‘indispensable role’ on the Iowa City Council

No one works harder than Susan Mims. She plays an under appreciated and indispensable role on the city council -- progressive on the issues, yet watchful over our tax dollars...

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Letter to the editor: Mazahir Salih and Ryan Hall are ‘two dynamic progressive leaders’

Elections are not only about policies of each candidate. Others have identified their progressive platforms. I want to focus on their character.

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Letter to the editor: Iowa City Council candidate Ryan Hall ‘will bridge that gap’ between city and university

Iowa City and the surrounding areas are something of a “company town,” and the “company” is the University of Iowa. They are our lifeblood, and students have always, and will...

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Letter to the editor: One year ago, your life changed

Happy birthday, reader. I know, Nov. 8 is probably not your literal birthday. But if the day holds any significance for you, I imagine some part of you changed a...

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Letter to the editor: Susan Mims is ‘the best candidate’ for Iowa City Council District B

I am writing in support of Susan Mims for Iowa City Council. I value city council members who are smart, well prepared, open minded and compassionate. Susan exemplifies these attributes.