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Nature’s Notes: Bears return to Iowa

Imagine sauntering down a trail in Yellow River State Forest and coming face to face with a bear! It could happen right here in East Central Iowa. Ear ...

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Cedar Rapids kids exceed 1 million minutes of reading goal

CEDAR RAPIDS - 1,116,093 minutes.Not bad for eight weeks of reading for a group of kids enrolled in the Cedar Rapids Public Library's summer reading p ...

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Letter: Trump should release tax returns

I'm becoming concerned that Donald Trump has not been filing and/or paying federal income taxes during the past few years. The news media has dropped ...

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REVIEW | ‘RESTHAVEN’

#x201c;Resthaven,#x201d; Iowa City author Erik Therme's second novel, is a suspense tale featuring a group of bickering junior high girls locked in an ...

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REVIEW | ‘Gracie’s Song’

I love finding out about Iowa authors and sharing their books with my readers. Michelle Schlicher lives near Des Moines and has written her second fic ...

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Sammy Smith, 12, wins first INEX Legends feature at Hawkeye Downs

CEDAR RAPIDS - Sammy Smith won his first INEX Legends feature at Hawkeye Downs on Friday night.Smith, who makes the two-hour drive from the Des Moines ...

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Apple asks Court to rule against Samsung

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc. on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to clear the way for the iPhone maker to secure hundreds of millions in damages from ...

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Letter: Goose round up was the right choice

Two years ago we went to a concert at Noelridge Park and once was enough. There was so much goose poo - you parked in it, walked in it and sat in it. ...

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Iowa native, business owner to talk about kombucha craze

Do you like sauerkraut? Pickles? If you have a taste for these tangy, fermented foods, you may enjoy sipping on some Kombucha, a fermented, lightly sw ...

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At 75, Wonder Woman is ready to return to the superhero spotlight

She may not look it, but Wonder Woman is celebrating her 75th birthday this year.DC Comics launched Superman and Batman before Wonder Woman, but many ...

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Riverside Theatre announces revised season lineup

IOWA CITY - Under the leadership of Interim Artistic Director Sean Lewis, Riverside Theatre has made major changes to its 2016-17 season. The new lin ...

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Letter: Beat the heat in Marion, too

The Gazette's July 22 article #x201c;7 ways to beat the heat#x201d; was relevant and provided great ideas for local residents, but there are notable o ...

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Minor league notebook: Solon’s Derrick Loveless holding his own in Double-A

CEDAR RAPIDS - Derrick Loveless is all grown up now.It seems like the 2011 Gazette Male Athlete of the Year was just roaming center field for the Solo ...

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Iowa City author gets publishing deal for second novel, ‘Resthaven’ after marketing his first novel himself

Erik Therme is skilled at garnering attention for his books and turning that attention into publishing opportunities. His first novel, #x201c;Mortom,# ...

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The Federal Reserve rethinks everything

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve is being forced to re-evaluate its most basic assumptions about the economy after trillions of dollars of stimulus an ...

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