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Letter to the editor: 10 letters in support of Brad Kunkel for Johnson County sheriff

Bundle of letters submitted by Julie Kunkel By Leslie and Scott Carpenter, Iowa City As advocates for people with serious brain disorders like schizophrenia, we’re endorsing Brad Kunkel to be our next Johnson County sheriff. Brad understands the physical and financial burden that our inadequate mental health care system places on local communities and sheriffs […]

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Letter to the editor from Mazahir Salih: Christina Bohannan will be an energetic and passionate voice for the whole community

By Mazahir Salih, Iowa City Council member and Mayor Pro Tem Dear Iowa City voters, Please join me in voting for Christina Bohannan for Iowa House of Representatives District 85. Christina is an energetic and passionate leader. She has broad experience as a law professor, an environmental engineer, and an advocate for diversity, equity and […]

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Letter to the editor: Regarding a small municipal violation

By Ben Holzhammer, Iowa City Dear [HOUSING INSPECTOR ASSISTANT], In response to your Notice for Corrective Action, I have trimmed the tree branch in accordance with the Vegetation Obstructing Public Ways section of the Iowa City Code. I would, however, like to register my astonishment that this perceived transgression required official measures and suggest that […]

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Letter to the editor: Be a hero

Charlene Lange, Iowa City Growing up, we had actions figures. We created worlds where evil lurked and our hero saved the day. As we grew, we learned about action heroes in real life. A woman rushes a group to the next stop on the Underground Railroad. A politician defies pressure from constituents and saved 20,000 […]

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Letter to the editor: The crisis within the crisis

By Crissy Canganelli, executive director, Shelter House There is no one this pandemic does not touch. Whether we feel its physical, economic, social and emotional effects depends on who and where we are, how and whether we can work, what social supports we require, what resources we can access, just how healthy we were to […]

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Letter to the editor: Disorganized chaos

By Gwendolyn Sterling, Cedar Rapids Re: My last published letter. I pop in on Facebook every now and then and noticed the only initial Facebook comments on my letter were from self-proclaimed yoga/meditation practitioners. They read a piece that largely dealt with the coronavirus and our collective need to stay vigilant on all issues during […]

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