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Letter to the Editor | Bigotry is bad for business and Iowa families

Letter to the Editor | Bigotry is bad for business and Iowa families

March 8, 2023

$3.76 billion. That’s the estimated amount of money the state of North Carolina will have lost in the 12 years after the 2017 law limiting the LGBTQ+ protections. As Iowa Republican lawmakers...

Student protestors hold signs in front of City High, Mar. 1, 2023.

Letter to the Editor | Clergy respond

March 6, 2023

Over the last seven weeks of the Iowa legislative session, lawmakers have introduced numerous anti-LGBTQ+ bills. Bills restricting teaching about sexual orientation and gender identity as well as acknowledgment...

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Letter to the Editor | Let’s Feed Our Kids

February 27, 2023

Columns reflect the opinions of the authors and are not necessarily those of the Editorial Board, The Daily Iowan, or other organizations in which the author may be involved. As Iowans, when...

Letter to the Editor | Need for real discussion on cannabis reform

Letter to the Editor | Need for real discussion on cannabis reform

February 15, 2023

Cannabis reform is something most people in Iowa and around Johnson County can agree needs to be addressed. However, state legislative leaders refuse to bring the issue to the table. This is hurting many...

Letter to the Editor | Abolish daylight saving time

Letter to the Editor | Abolish daylight saving time

November 14, 2022

As Chris Klepach indicates in his Nov. 12 column, switching clocks and adjusting to or away from daylight saving time wreaks havoc on our society twice per year.  But he argues for permanently...

Letter to the Editor | An open letter to Iowans

Letter to the Editor | An open letter to Iowans

November 7, 2022

Equal rights are a hallmark of this state. No matter your creed, religion, race, gender, or sexual orientation, you are Iowans.  Gov. Kim Reynolds, in her closing general election ad, would have...

Letter to the Editor | Rep. Miller-Meeks works against reproductive rights

Letter to the Editor | Rep. Miller-Meeks works against reproductive rights

November 3, 2022

Having been elected to Congress by six votes with 22 votes not counted Mariannette Miller-Meeks has gone from being pro-choice on abortion to stringent right to life. At the Ottumwa League of Women...

Letter to the Editor | JoCo Board of Supervisors need fiscal oversight and rural representation

Letter to the Editor | JoCo Board of Supervisors need fiscal oversight and rural representation

November 2, 2022

Columns reflect the opinions of the authors and are not necessarily those of the Editorial Board, The Daily Iowan, or other organizations in which the author may be involved. Fiscal oversight...

Letter to the Editor | Reject the Republican culture wars

Letter to the Editor | Reject the Republican culture wars

November 1, 2022

Proud. For years, this was synonymous with conversations I had about growing up in Iowa. A product of a rock-solid public-school system, I was taught perspective, patience and acceptance. Dynamic arts...

Letter to the Editor | Message from Sen. Joe Bolkcom

Letter to the Editor | Message from Sen. Joe Bolkcom

October 31, 2022

Hey Student Body, Sorry to bug you. Icky politician here. I keep reading you are not voting on Nov. 8. Good call, you got so much going on I know. No worries. Republicans want to force you...

Letter to the Editor | 988 needs long-term funding

Letter to the Editor | 988 needs long-term funding

October 27, 2022

COVID-19, the derecho, and financial stress continue to take a heavy toll on Iowans’ well-being. Governor Reynolds and other state officials have said that mental health services are needed more...

Letter to the Editor | Rural health care is on the ballot

Letter to the Editor | Rural health care is on the ballot

October 27, 2022

For a candidate that loves to tout her medical credentials, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks has many troubling stances on healthcare access. On the campaign trail, the Republican congresswoman has...

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