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Letter to the editor: Miller-Meeks should open more constituent offices

By Paul Deaton, Solon Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks appears to be dodging constituents in the Second Congressional District. According to her congressional website she has two constituent offices available: in the District of Columbia and in Ottumwa. That’s not enough. It’s time for the congresswoman to be more accessible by staffing offices where her constituents live. […]

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Letter to the editor: Iowa Republicans and the socialism boogeyman

By Ellen Ballas, Iowa City Representatives Ashley Hinson and Mariannette Miller-Meeks like the term “socialism,” especially when they fundraise. Hinson’s fundraising letter, “Line in the Sand,” accused Democrats of “socialism” twice. Miller-Meeks said it nearly 20 times in her last letter. They’re purposely blurring the facts. The facts don’t lie: The U.S. has practiced taxpayer-funded […]

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In memoriam: John Rapson, 1953-2021

I’m tearing my house apart looking for a piece of paper. The hunt delays the grief. That paper led me to take all of Ira “John” Rapson’s classes and to gratefully leap when he called me back into his ensembles years after graduation, playing first in jazz vespers, then in Hot Tamale Louie and now […]

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Letter to the editor: Iowa’s House Republicans say they care about clean water, but don’t vote for it

By Dave Bradley, West Liberty Over and over Marianette Miller-Meeks states that clean water is a priority. The House voted and sure enough her priority went down the drain along with the steady flow of contaminants, undetected. Voting against regulating dangerous chemicals in our food and drinking water in the “PFAS Action Act of 2021” […]

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Letter to the editor: Taxes and animal abuse

By Lynn Gallagher, Solon It is very unfortunate that the Johnson County Board of Supervisors continues to provide taxpayer money to fund the Johnson County Fair even though it continues to include a kids’ rodeo. They call it a family rodeo, but it consists of children participating in events that include mutton busting, junior bull […]

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Letter to the editor: A plea for Hickory Hill Park

By Carol deProsse and Caroline Dieterle, Iowa City There are several solid reasons why the City Council should unanimously vote no July 27 on the third reading of an ordinance to create housing on land adjacent to Hickory Hill Park. Among these reasons are: the planned development does not comply with the Iowa City Comprehensive […]

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Letter to the editor: Miller-Meeks is using scare tactics to raise money

By Trish Nelson, Iowa City In a fundraiser letter, Second-District Republican Marianette Miller-Meeks repeatedly referred to Democrats as “Socialists.” Miller-Meeks is either very confused or is giving her constituents a bum steer. Historically, Republicans have used the scary word “Socialism,” referring to programs that benefit people, dating back to Jim Crow days. They said laws […]

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