Government

Busy 42nd Street, neighborhood West Post Road among 26 projects done in 2016

CEDAR RAPIDS - As winter approaches and the 2016 road construction season ends, residents along West Post Road NW will get at least one wish granted t ...

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Johnson County seeks assurances for immigrants

IOWA CITY - The climate surrounding immigration was very different a year and a half ago when Johnson County became the first in the Midwest to launch ...

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Newstrack: ‘3 by 5’ library tax idea is no more

Background Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett floated a "trial balloon" last April suggesting raising property taxes by 3 cents per year for five years t ...

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Trump to return to Iowa as President-elect

DES MOINES - President-elect Donald Trump's victory tour includes a scheduled stop in Iowa.Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence are scheduled to ...

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Republican leader expects ‘top to bottom’ Iowa tax review

ALTOONA - A top House Republican on Friday told a tax group he expects the new Republican-led Legislature will take a fresh #x201c;top to bottom#x201d ...

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Altoona police chief ready to lead in Iowa City

IOWA CITY - Eleven years after he considered pursuing the post, Jody Matherly could soon be the new Iowa City police chief. Iowa City City Manager Ge ...

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Democrats: Don’t blow up party to save it

CEDAR RAPIDS - Iowa Democrats don't need to tear down their party and start over from scratch after a series of disastrous elections culminating in th ...

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Iowa revenue growth remains flat

DES MOINES - State tax receipts continue to lag well below projections after a flat month for collections in November, according to a report issued Mo ...

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IPERS posts loss, but Branstad not calling for changes

CEDAR RAPIDS - Iowa's public employee retirement program earned an investment return of 6.65 percent last year, but that was lower than expected and r ...

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Iowa business leaders want tax reform, common minimum wage

DES MOINES - Business leaders in Iowa's largest cities calling for tax simplification and a statewide, uniform minimum wage got a sympathetic ear Thur ...

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Ernst presses Army Corps officials for action on Cedar Rapids flood mitigation

CEDAR RAPIDS - The commanding general of the Army Corps of Engineers has assured Sen. Joni Ernst the agency plans to review cost-benefit issues of flo ...

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Cedar Rapids woman embraces role as Mayor for the Day

CEDAR RAPIDS - Connie Petersen plans to make the most of her time as the honorary Cedar Rapids mayor for the day on Saturday.The 61-year-old Cedar Rap ...

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Linn County attorney has no plans for special prosecutor in grand jury case

CEDAR RAPIDS - Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden says he has no intention of turning over the duties of presenting evidence to a grand jury in ...

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Branstad appoints five judicial nominating commission members

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad on Wednesday appointed five Republicans to district judicial nominating commissions, including three new members in Eastern I ...

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Linn supervisor urges special prosecutor in traffic-stop shooting

CEDAR RAPIDS - Newly elected Linn County Supervisor Stacey Walker, speaking Wednesday at a benefit for the family of a motorist injured when a police ...

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