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‘Trump needs us’: People of color at Trump’s Des Moines rally talked about why they support him »

Andrew Rohde had many things in common with the almost 4,000 other supporters of Donald Trump at the president’s reelection rally at the Des Moines International Airport last week. But he differed in one key way: the 18-year-old was born in Mexico. “This is the greatest nation in the world, nothing’s better, and Donald Trump […]

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Post Consumer Content, a five-week series curated by Louise Fisher on the Public Space One lawn, featured installations from five area artists, all made of recycled materials. The series sought to make viewers rethink their relationships to consumer goods, waste and the environment.

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Cedar Rapids Public Library continues to provide crucial services from a distance

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‘Trump needs us’: People of color at Trump’s Des Moines rally talked about why they support him

Andrew Rohde had many things in common with the almost 4,000 other supporters of Donald Trump at the president’s reelection rally at the Des Moines International Airport last week. But he differed in one key way: the 18-year-old was born in Mexico. “This is the greatest nation in the world, nothing’s better, and Donald Trump […]

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Letter to the editor: Pulkrabek will address the pandemic

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By Kathleen Darling, West Branch Mr. Kaufmann has not earned my trust or my vote. He does have a gift for saying the right thing according to the audience. After I visited several town hall meetings I found his responses evasive, dismissive and misleading. For example, in Clarence when public workers present raised concerns of […]

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Letters to the editor

Letter to the editor: Pulkrabek will address the pandemic

By Paul Deaton, Solon As Election Day approaches, coronavirus dominates the news and the lives of many who live in House District 73. I voted early for Lonny Pulkrabek as state representative and recommend you vote for him too. Pulkrabek will engage with other legislators to do something about spread of COVID-19 in Iowa. Given […]

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Letter to the editor: Rep. Kaufmann has not earned my trust or my vote

By Kathleen Darling, West Branch Mr. Kaufmann has not earned my trust or my vote. He does have a gift for saying the right thing according to the audience. After I visited several town hall meetings I found his responses evasive, dismissive and misleading. For example, in Clarence when public workers present raised concerns of […]

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Letter to the editor: Our District 73 representative doesn’t seem to like us very much

By James C. Folk, Iowa City Ten years ago, it was odd that Iowa House District 73 was drawn with straight edges and an attractive wandering line along the Iowa River. Perhaps the artist’s hand shook a bit as he drew the southern boundary. It was suddenly interrupted, adding a tiny, jagged appendage that just […]

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Letter to the editor: Count every vote

By Pat Bowen, Iowa City Voting is a sacred act, a way to shape public policy and transition our communities so they work for all of us. Our state and country are places where every vote should count. No matter what you look like, how much money you have or where you come from, it […]

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