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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: 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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