WATERLOO — In 2007, Congress designated Sept. 25 as the National Day of Remembrance for murder victims. This day gives us all the opportunity to remember those lost to homicide and honor their memories. The purpose is to focus on the impact of murder on families and communities, and ways to support and serve survivors.
Waterloo has a Homicide/Other Violent Crimes Program that covers Black Hawk and surrounding counties. Advocates assist individuals, families, friends and neighbors through the trauma of violent crimes and homicides.
We invite you to join us for an open house at our Waterloo office, 2327 Falls Ave Suite 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 25. Wear red or black to help us remember the loved ones lost to violence. The red represents the violence in society and the black symbolizes death and mourning.
WAVERLY — A person has been elected as president of the United States who is a total misfit. We, as citizens, must demand our senators and representatives act now.
The demand should be unrelenting. Don’t let up. The world cannot afford this morally bankrupt fool to continue in office.
CEDAR FALLS — I would like to ask Sandra Doyle (letter Aug. 14) just how one disarms a country ruled by a psycho leader like the North Korean president? Do we invade North Korea like we invaded Iraq, creating ISIS and thousands of displaced immigrants? Or do we keep our cool and attempt to negotiate with this madman, averting an all-out war?
For the past 20 years or more our presidents have found ways to deal with the tyranny of North Korea. Now more than ever, with their creation of nuclear weapons, we need a president with the knowledge and common sense to deal with this seemingly endless problem. Trump, however, listens to a different drummer; the stupidity and ignorance of his own convictions.
WATERLOO — The Park Avenue bike lanes make the Cedar Falls roundabouts look brilliant. I read the letter to the editor from the grandfather who was excited about being able to bike downtown with his grandchildren. I wouldn’t dream of putting a treasured child on that mixed-up lane configuration.
The council members continue to reference the lack of traffic on Park. I don’t know the last traffic study, but every time I use Park it is busy. Now it is a 20 mph criss-cross mess. If this is the road of the future, it’s scary.