Opinions from our Editorial Board
It has become a time when people in area education circles take note. Last week, 10 area teachers were announced as 2015 Gold Star Award teachers.
As we've said before, it's a nice problem to have: A debate over whether to provide public incentives for a business expansion.
"What lessons did we learn from Vietnam?"
Sometimes, mergers just make a lot of sense. Whether that is in the business world, government services, school districts – or any number of e…
This editorial appeared in a recent Washington Post:
The words, “Congratulations, you are now citizens of the United States,” are a pleasure for U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge Jon S. Scoles to speak.
Here we go again.
Lucy Larcom's life spanned a good portion of the 1800s. She was a teacher, abolitionist and poet. One of her best known works is titled, "Plan…
We’ve placed our editorial support behind a wide array of fundraising campaigns over the years. A story earlier this week has us wishing succe…
Earth Day events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970 and is celebrated in …
Over the past five years, the “Leader in Me” program has been spreading across school buildings in the Cedar Valley.
We are again in the midst of running a series of articles focused on inclusion. The stories already appeared in Inclusion magazine, a Courier …
The Cedar Falls School District has been listening intently to residents following last September’s failed $118 million bond levy referendum f…
A council decision on an ordinance that would clearly state roadside memorials are not to be placed on public property could be coming next week.
The following editorial appeared in Tuesday's Washington Post:
There are more meetings coming up concerning the facility needs within the Cedar Falls School District.
We're tired of Iowa schools being held hostage to political gamesmanship in the Iowa Legislature.
A story last week should have caught the eye of those who dine out frequently.
Anytime a book is pulled from school classrooms, it’s bound to create a bit of a stir.
A common phrase circulates on genealogy and scrapbook websites, popping up frequently as a suggested space filler for the margins in family albums:
The 4-year-old boy who was shot while playing in his home last week was released from the hospital Tuesday.
All who serve their country in the military, or other important capacities, deserve our thanks for putting their lives on hold on our behalf.
The Cedar Valley lost one of its greatest supporters when Ed Gallagher Jr. passed away Sunday at the age of 89.
For local supporters of a new Island Park Beach House in Cedar Falls, rebuilding efforts have turned into a long and sometimes frustrating process.
The announcement Regions Bank was vacating one of Cedar Falls’ most historic landmark buildings has some local history buffs uneasy.
While previous efforts have died at the Statehouse, bipartisan support for substantive ant-bullying legislation is looking better this year.
Compromise seems to have won out in Iowa on at least one issue – settling, for now, a longstanding debate over school start dates in Iowa.
If you're a veteran, if you're related to a veteran, if you care about a veteran or if you even know a veteran, now's the time to stand up and…
The East Janesville United Methodist Church served its congregation for more than 140 years, baptizing, marrying, counseling and eventually bu…
Closely following his announcement he will run for president, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is making a stop in Cedar Falls on Thursday.
In 1956 the Waterloo Civic Foundation was established by a group of visionary citizens to support nonprofits and initiatives in their community.
The YWCA in Waterloo is one of the oldest human service agencies in Black Hawk County and serves some of the most at-risk people in our area. …
Still crying over your broken NCAA men's basketball bracket sheets?
Having one of the best seasons in school history doesn’t automatically equate to a string of victories in the national basketball tournament.
The following editorial appeared in Saturday's Washington Post:
The approval to fund design work on a Cedar River dam has ratcheted up discussions of a possible white-water paddling course in Cedar Falls.
Waterloo remains in competition with other Northeast Iowa communities when it comes to development and housing.
By Rox Laird and Mike Hodges, co-chairs, Iowa Newspaper Association Government Relations committee
We are certain the legendary broadcaster R.J. McElroy would be proud of the way his namesake trust and Waterloo downtown organizations have pu…
We are now in the middle of Sunshine Week, -- a time to impress upon all citizens the importance of open and transparent government.
It always gives us great pleasure to talk about people who sincerely love Waterloo and the Cedar Valley.
Jurors in Hamilton County this month capped a criminal investigation that began a decade ago. The group -- seven women and five men -- unanimo…
Earlier this week, Waterloo Mayor Buck Clark announced he would not be seeking a fourth term when November elections roll around.
Over the years we have generally supported the legalization of certain marijuana derivatives for some medical situations. That’s simply been a…
Every year the University of Northern Iowa Dance Marathon comes up with more impressive results.
Congratulations to the University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team on a Missouri Valley Conference Tournament championship.
Last week, the Waterloo City Council approved a city budget for the next fiscal year, and each member deserves thanks for their work during th…
The problems that have prevented a new prison from opening in Fort Madison are quickly turning the situation into one of the more notorious fi…
Many states, Iowa included, have passed laws keeping funeral protesters at some distance. It’s a sad commentary that such rules need to be cre…
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