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Editorial | Daily Iowan Editorial Board endorses Weiner, Dunn for Iowa Legislature

Editorial | Daily Iowan Editorial Board endorses Weiner, Dunn for Iowa Legislature

Daily Iowan Editorial Board May 16, 2022

Iowa City voters will have the opportunity to elect three new representatives to the Iowa Legislature this year, as two long-standing legislators retire and one representative seeks election to the...

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Editorial | Investing in a sustainable future

DI Editorial Board April 21, 2022

April 22 is Earth Day. As the climate crisis continuously reminds us, the future of our planet is more fragile than ever before. We need to protect our planet, and our actions must go beyond Earth...

A conceptual image focused on the legal information of Marijuana using books and a gavel and weed leaf to illustrate this idea.

Editorial | Iowa loses when cannabis is criminalized

DI Editorial Board April 5, 2022

Iowans suffer under the criminalization of cannabis. Our prisons are overwhelmed with Iowans charged with possession of even small amounts of recreational marijuana — a misdemeanor crime punishable...

Editorial | Reynolds’ loyalty lies with the Republican Party

Editorial | Reynolds’ loyalty lies with the Republican Party

DI Editorial Board March 2, 2022

As she took the national spotlight with the golden Iowa Capitol dome behind her Tuesday night, Iowa Gov. Reynolds accused President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress of spending the past year “either...

The Old Capitol building is seen on March, 6, 2021.

Editorial | As we cross one milestone, here’s what we want from the university in the next 25 years

February 22, 2022

This Friday, the University of Iowa officially celebrates 175 years since its founding. As Iowa’s oldest institution for higher education, the University of Iowa has a lot to be proud of. The...

Madelaine Todd writes a pro-choice message on the sidewalk outside the Emma Goldman Clinic on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.

Editorial | We need access to safe abortions

DI Editorial Board December 14, 2021

Efforts made by multiple states, including Iowa, to deny the right to an abortion have set a dangerous path for the future of reproductive health care and safety on a dangerous path. In May, Texas...

United Auto Workers picket outside of John Deere Des October 14, 2021: Moines Works in Ankeny, Iowa. The Deere workers strike began at midnight.

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Editorial | Workers are taking their power back

DI Editorial Board November 2, 2021

The phenomena known as Striketober and the Great Resignation show that workers finally have the leverage to demand fair wages and decent treatment from their employers. Workers at several John Deere...

University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony at the North Liberty University of Iowa hospitals and clinics construction site on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. Many leaders attended this event including Wilson, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague, CEO of UIHC Suresh Gunasekaran, the Iowa Board of Regents, and more. The new facility is set to include procedure rooms, emergency care rooms, laboratories, outpatient clinics, a pharmacy, advanced diagnostic imaging and teaching/research space.

Editorial | Barbara Wilson is leading the UI in the right direction

DI Editorial Board October 17, 2021

University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson has left a positive impression on the Daily Iowan’s Editorial Board following the first three months of her tenure. Wilson walked in on a whirlwind...

Megan Alter poses for a portrait in the Daily Iowan conference room on Oct. 7.

Editorial | Daily Iowan Editorial Board endorses Megan Alter for City Council

DI Editorial Board October 12, 2021

When voters send in their ballots or go to the booths in city elections this November, they will be choosing from three candidates to fill two open at-large seats for the Iowa City City Council —...

Editorial | Don’t disband the Truth and Reconciliation Commission — let them get to work

Editorial | Don’t disband the Truth and Reconciliation Commission — let them get to work

DI Editorial Board October 3, 2021

The Iowa City City Council is preventing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission from doing any meaningful work in the city. On Sept. 21, the council voted against appointing an out-of-state firm...

Protesters hold their kids close outside the Iowa City Senior Center while pushing for pandemic relief Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021.

Editorial | It’s time for an excluded workers fund

DI Editorial Board September 21, 2021

Johnson County governments have an opportunity to set an example for the country by taking bold action with their American Rescue Plan funding and creating a fund for excluded workers. The pandemic,...

Aug 26, 2021; Dulles, VA, USA; Afghan refugees arrive at Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia while en route to military facilities in the U.S.  Mandatory Credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY

Editorial | Afghan refugees deserve a home in Iowa

DI Editorial Board September 7, 2021

It is time for Iowa City to accept and help resettle Afghan refugees. America’s 20-year nation-building experiment in Afghanistan has failed. In the past few weeks, the Taliban — without firing...

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