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Q: Where is the Courier’s circulation department?

A: The Courier’s circulation department is based in Waterloo. We also have a corporate customer service call center in Munster, Ind.

Q: When will the Courier be printing the 2017 salaries of Waterloo city employees?

A: As soon as the city submits them to us we will get them scheduled to run.

Q: Why isn’t Brownsville, Texas, listed under the national weather cities on the Courier’s weather page anymore?

A: A few months ago the source that provided our national temperatures disbanded and we had to pick up a different service. It doesn’t provide all the same cities as our old service.

Q: Has the federal tax deductibility been eliminated? Whose decision was to eliminate it?

A: Not yet. Gov. Kim Reynolds has proposed getting rid of Iowans’ ability to deduct federal tax payments from state income taxes. In her Condition of the State speech the governor noted: “When federal taxes go down, your Iowa taxes go up” because of federal deductibility, and federal taxes are about to go down. But she’s not the first to propose eliminating federal deductibility: Terry Branstad, Tom Vilsack and Chet Culver all pushed the idea at various times over the years without success.

Q: In the Courier on Sept. 15, 2013, it reported there was a Hampton man by the name of Ethan Kazmerzak who was missing. Has he ever been found?

A: No, he hasn’t. We ran an update in September — a $100,000 reward continues to be offered for information about him. People can call the North Iowa Crime Stoppers at (800) 383-008 or the Hampton Police Department at (641) 456-2529.

Q: How can I get a recipe from Mr. Food that aired on Jan. 12?

A: His recipes are on the website at www.mrfood.com.

Q: Why was there no TV guide in the Jan. 12 paper?

A: There was. If you didn’t receive one, please call us at (319) 291-1444.

Q: Is there any place in Waterloo that offers DNA screening for ancestry?

A: We’re not aware of any local labs. If you don’t want to use one of the many screening websites, some drugstores do carry DNA screening kits that let you send swabs away for analysis.

Q: When did Dudley Moore die and what did he die of?

A: Moore died in 2002 from pneumonia related to progressive supra-nuclear palsy. He was 66.

Q: What is the distance of one lap upstairs and one lap downstairs at Crossroads Mall?

A: According to the mall, approximately 2.3 trips around the lower level equal a mile; and about three trips around the upper levels equal a mile. This includes walking down all the hallways.

Questions are taken on a special Courier phone line at 234-3566. Questions are answered by Courier staff and staff at the Waterloo Public Library.

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