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Letter to the editor: How to tackle a catastrophe

By Jenny Wagner, Cedar Rapids How to Tackle a Catastrophe – If you experienced the catastrophe firsthand, start drinking water immediately. Your body is going through a post-trauma response and may be in some shock. Begin hydration early. – Purchase batteries, flashlights, lighters, charcoal and lighter fluid (if you have a charcoal grill), propane (if […]

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Letter to the editor: Cedar Rapids’ identity

Chad Cooper, Cedar Rapids A howling came through my city, and it was unlike anything I’d ever experienced. In Cedar Rapids, everyone is now intimately familiar with a derecho. The storm visited town over lunch on a Monday, bringing hurricane-force winds (100+ mph) and leaving devastation as a parting gift. A couple hundred thousand without […]

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Letter to the editor: Harreld’s football vote shows his lack of concern for people’s lives

By Mike Fallon, Iowa City An important yardstick for measuring President Bruce Harreld’s concern for athletes: the copious amount of time he spent on the phone trying to convince other Big Ten Conference presidents to play football this fall. Apparently, newly appointed league football Commissioner Kevin Warren repeatedly cited recent advice from medical experts when […]

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Letter to the editor: Johnson County Democrats support ICCSD

By Ed Cranston, Johnson County Democratic Party Chair The Johnson County Democrat Central Committee supports efforts by the Iowa City Community School District to exercise local control in setting the best path for the new school year. Local leaders made decisions based on science and medical knowledge. They were elected to make decisions for our […]

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Letter to the editor: The Old Creamery Theatre board’s silence on Black Lives Matter has become deafening

By Marcia Hughes, Cedar Rapids I take tremendous pride in supporting the shared cultural fabric of our Corridor communities — as a patron, performer, volunteer and donor. The recent succession of events at the Old Creamery Theatre Company, then, was especially disturbing. The thoughtful Black Lives Matter support statement developed by the OCTC creative staff […]

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