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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: 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: 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: 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...

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Letter to the Editor: In support of Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Columbus Day should be replaced so that Americans might finally reckon with their tragic past.

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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...

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Letter to the editor: Does Rapid Creek Cidery push the bounds of zoning?

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...

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Letter to the Editor: (Re)reading ‘1984’ in 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...

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Letter to the editor: Too many chances for Trump

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...

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Letter to the editor: Cell phones threaten driving safety

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...

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Letter to the editor: Cedar Rapids will miss Dr. Harris’ humanity, leadership

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...

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Letter to the Editor: Proposed voter ID measures cost money, time

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

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Letter to the Editor: Love heals relationships with the spaces around us

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...