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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: Something smells in District 65

By Chad Cooper, Cedar Rapids “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” –Samuel Johnson Grant me the liberty to rework Sammy’s famous line: Politics is the last tent for a huckster. That’s better for my purposes. Representative Liz Bennett faces a primary contest from Harry Foster in House District 65 on June 2. Being […]

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Letter to the editor from Christina Bohannan: Why I’m running

By Christina Bohannan, Iowa House District 85 candidate The upcoming primary election is a pivotal moment for Iowa City. There is a lot at stake. The coronavirus has laid bare and magnified preexisting inequities — inequities brought about by the state legislature’s disinvestment in education, health care, civil rights, worker rights and more. Our beloved […]

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Letters to the editor: Brad Kunkel will be a sheriff who cares

Letters submitted by Julie Kunkel By Josh Gersten, Tiffin Brad was my direct supervisor during his five years as a patrol sergeant and reserve unit liaison, and I can attest to his leadership abilities. He’s a highly knowledgeable, approachable, empathetic cop who’s also an effective listener and problem-solver. Over the years, I’ve gotten countless texts […]

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Letter to the editor: Moms Demand Action designates Christina Bohannan as a Gun Sense Candidate

Congratulations to Democratic State House candidate Christina Bohannan, who has just been awarded the “Gun Sense Candidate” distinction by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. The designation is awarded on a nonpartisan basis to candidates for public office who have demonstrated that they will govern with gun safety in mind. While not an […]

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