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Editorial: Marion keeps shining

The accolades for the City of Marion continue to roll in. In the fall, Marion Mayor Nick AbouAssaly was named the Iowa mayor of the...

Editorial: Thanks Caitlin Clark

Even casual observers of NCAA women’s basketball understand how University of Iowa women’s basketball star Caitlin Clark has helped elevate the sport across the...
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Engelmann fills another niche

There are few people in the Corridor over the past 20 years who have supported and promoted entrepreneurship as much or more than Eric...

Aegon doubles down in Cedar Rapids

When Corridor business leader Pat Baird retired as CEO of Aegon USA in 2010, his successor, Mark Mullin, chose to be located in Baltimore,...

Welcoming Kristie Fisher home

We welcome back Kristie Fisher to the Corridor as the new president of Kirkwood Community College. She succeeded Lori Sundberg, who had a successful...
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A community hospital, if you can keep it

“A republic, if you can keep it,” was Benjamin Franklin’s famous answer when he was asked whether we had a republic or a monarchy...

Economy still confuses

The economy this year continues to perplex even the most knowledgeable economists. A couple of the economic indicators that we like to examine are...

Illinois’ important pro-growth legislation

We have been critical of many of Illinois’ legislative policies which negatively impact business and industry, particularly when compared to Iowa’s pro-growth legislative record. There...

Regionalism is dying — Part 2

After our last “Regionalism is dying” editorial went to press, there was an announcement by community leaders within Linn County of an innovative initiative...

Regionalism is dying

Regionalism isn’t dead, but it might be dying. A recent example of the continued decay surfaced when Cedar Rapids Mayor Tiffany O’Donnell led an effort...

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