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Letter to the Editor: Vote Roesler for ICCSD School Board

by Mitch Meis, Iowa City On Tuesday, July 19 the voters in the Iowa City Community School District will fill the School Board seat vacated by Tom Yates. This election provides an opportunity for voters to determine what ideals they value and the importance they place on all students in this district attending secondary schools […]

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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: 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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Letter to the Editor: Remembering The Book Shop

Iowa City

Upon arriving in Iowa City a year ago with my own library still boxed and in a distant part of the country, I ventured in search of not only a book, but also a place like my favorite booksellers of New Orleans. I thought this would be an easy task in a UNESCO City of Literature. However, the choices were few. I was not expecting to find what I sought in a little place called The Book Shop. But at the sight of its narrow passages, densely packed shelves and stacks of books, I knew the Muses were smiling upon me. I was home. […]

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Letter to the Editor: In election, consider Core Question, not Core Four

My three-year-old daughter has a favorite phrase. Ask her to put on her shoes or pick up her toys, odds are her response will be “It’s not necessary.” I am borrowing her phrase. It applies to rhetoric employed by some city council candidates and their supporters. […]

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Letter to the Editor: Local businesses support Conroy, Dobyns, McDonough and Payne in Nov. 3 City Council election

By Catherine Champion Downtown Iowa City is a thriving success story worth celebrating. As proud local business owners and operators, we have contributed to the growth the downtown has seen over the past five years through a modern-day partnership between business owners, landlords, city government and the University of Iowa. We are self-taxed to create […]

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Letter to the Editor: A modest proposal for the University of Iowa

Iowa City

By Paul Durrenberger I read the Little Village as I waited for my Chinese food to come and learned that nobody at the University of Iowa likes the new president the Regents have selected for them. He’s a businessman. He can’t even get his CV straight. What kind of example is that for a faculty […]

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