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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 year ago on this date. How could you not? I’ve changed, you’ve changed, your friends have changed, politics has changed, the meanings of things such as borders or violence or truth have changed. […]

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Letter to the Editor: It’s refreshing to see young Iowa City Council candidate Ryan Hall commit to our community

As a young native Iowan, it is exciting to see a young person such as Ryan Hall, a non-traditional University of Iowa student, running for our city council. So often, people our age choose to move to more exciting and diverse places than Iowa, so it is heartening to see someone young commit to our community, improving it and making it a welcoming place for all people. […]

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Letter to the editor: In a time of us-versus-them politics, let’s take a page from RBG’s book

The Notorious RBG reminds us all how to effect lasting change. When asked what advice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had for young women today, she answered with: “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”
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Letter to the editor: An open letter to the new Iowa City school board

At your very first school board meeting, you voted to approve a laundry list of school construction expenses. One of them was $28,000 to pay for balancing and conditioning mechanical systems at the new Hoover Elementary school. You were told by the ICCSD facilities manager, Duane Van Hemert that the extra money was required because the work wasn’t written into the original construction contract that the district allowed the contractor to write, and that it was work required by law. […]

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