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Letter to the Editor: In support of IC Interim Police Chief Kelsay

Iowa City

By Mary Gravitt, Iowa City I am perfectly satisfied with Interim Chief Troy Kelsay being Iowa City’s permanent police chief. The reason for this he is well educated and experienced: Kelsay was the ICPD’s captain of field operations — he has been with the ICPD since 1991. He was promoted to sergeant in 2001, to […]

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Letter to the Editor: Vote JP Claussen for Iowa City School Board

By Aletia Morgan, East Brunswick, NJ To the Editor, I’m writing to offer my enthusiastic support for JP Claussen in next week’s school board election. ICCSD is a vibrant community, and faces the challenge of meeting the needs of a growing and more diverse student population. I was excited this Spring to see that JP […]

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Letter to the Editor: Vote JP Claussen for Iowa City School Board

UR Here

By Sara Barron, Iowa City JP Claussen is my pick for the upcoming ICCSD election. We need someone with the experience to guide our district. Claussen’s education knowledge is unmatched in this race. A West High special education teacher for 10 years, he knows the district, the families and how to assure a great education […]

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Letter to the Editor: Vote JP Claussen for Iowa City School Board

City High

By Meghann Foster, Coralville I will be casting my vote for JP Claussen on July 19. The special education crisis in our district has, unfortunately, taken a back seat to the secondary boundary discussion. As the parent of two children who receive special education services and academic accommodations, I want to make sure we elect […]

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Letter to the Editor: Vote JP Claussen for Iowa City School Board

By Katy DeMeulenaere, Iowa City I will be casting my vote for JP Claussen in the July 19 Iowa City school board special election. As a parent of children who attend Alexander Elementary, it is discouraging to hear individuals in this community claim to know what is best for the students at our school. Many […]

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Letter to the Editor: Vote Roesler for ICCSD School Board

by Kelly Gallagher Terrill, Iowa City The July 19 school board election provides the community an opportunity to make progress. For this reason, I support Paul Roesler for school board. Paul graduated from the Iowa City school system and the University of Iowa. He has served on the District’s School Improvement Advisory Committee, the Districtwide […]

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Letter to the Editor: Vote Claussen for ICCSD special election

By Nick Westergaard, Coralville, Iowa I will be casting my vote for JP Claussen in the July 19 School Board special election. As the parent of two kids who receive special education services and academic accommodations, I was shocked by results of the Iowa Department of Education’s recent investigation. We need board members who are […]

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Letter to the Editor: Balance schools, minimize barriers to education

By Mary Kate Pilcher Hayek, Iowa City The [Iowa City Community School District] school board special election on July 19 offers the community a unique opportunity to take important steps forward. For members of the community who participated in the development of the Facilities Master Plan (FMP), we are anxious to see improvements to schools […]

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Letter to the Editor: Obama’s vision for a nuclear free world

Iowa City

By Brittany Kimzey, Intern at Global Zero These days, it feels like we’re constantly bombarded with tragic news, terrorism, toxic waste spills, cyber attacks — you name it. As a millennial, these sort of events are all I really know of the world, thanks to the internet. But as I scroll between depressing headlines on […]

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Letter to the Editor: Support Kurt Friese and Jason Lewis for County Supervisor

Iowa City

By Tom Carsner In the June 7 County Supervisor primary I am voting for Kurt Friese and Jason Lewis. They are the only candidates for County Supervisor who have made the commitment to stop urban sprawl by shrinking or eliminating residential development in the North Corridor Development Area. Next year, the county Land Use Plan […]

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