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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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Letter to the editor: The progressive predicament

By Chad Cooper, Cedar Rapids Joe Biden will be the Democratic Party nominee for president. This is now as clear as it’s been since the first candidates started pandering to Iowans on hay bales in town halls more than a year ago. As Biden has surged — and racked up states, delegates and endorsements in […]

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