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Letter from Rep. Christina Bohannan: Iowa’s proposed abortion and gun amendments are extreme and dangerous

By Christina Bohannan, State Representative, Iowa House District 85; Law professor, University of Iowa Despite the pandemic, and amid concerns about violence surrounding the presidential inauguration, it is critical that Iowans realize what is happening in our State Capitol and take action. This morning, subcommittees in the Iowa House of Representatives passed two constitutional amendments […]

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Letter to the editor: My COVID-19 vaccine story

By Katelyn Meyer, Coralville I received my first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 17. As an ICU nurse who has worked frequently with COVID-positive patients at UIHC, I was among the first several hundred employees vaccinated in the state of Iowa. I had worked the night before, so I finished giving report […]

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Letter: City Manager Fruin’s plan gives police more power, rebuffs Iowa Freedom Riders

By Nicholas Theisen, Iowa City At the Dec. 15 Iowa City City Council work session, City Manager Geoff Fruin presented his office’s preliminary plan to restructure the Iowa City Police Department (ICPD), “Restructuring the Iowa City Police Department: A Preliminary Plan to Accelerate Community Policing.” The document includes a number of disparate items, including a […]

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Letter to the editor: A grown-up Christmas list

By Chad Cooper, Cedar Rapids A pandemic has raged for nearly 10 months in our nation. The government considers $1,800 for the year sufficient to cover the gap. Members of government got vaccinated from a potentially deadly virus for the holidays. You might get $600. We’ve witnessed numerous Black men, women, and children murdered on […]

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Letter to the editor: Shouldn’t every vote count?

By Linda Quinn, Iowa City Shouldn’t every vote count? Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District’s election contest with the United States House is vital in figuring out the accuracy of Iowa’s electoral system. The vote counting and reporting process has been marred by errors and inconsistencies. Now with the state certifying the results even though the margin […]

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