Data Center

Here's a collection of maps, apps, graphs and other projects from The Gazette/KCRG data team.

Is your fire department responding quickly enough to fires near you?

By: Chris Essig
The National Fire Protection Association recommends urban fire departments respond to fires in under 6 minutes at least 90 percent of the time. Use this website to see how quickly your local department responded to fires near you.
Posted: August 26, 2015

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Medical companies give millions to Iowa doctors, hospitals

By: Chris Essig
This website provides a snapshot of the payments pharmaceutical and medical device companies made to doctors and hospitals in Iowa between August 2013 and December 2014. Companies are required by law to release details of their payments for promotional...
Posted: July 27, 2015

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'Shots fired' reports come from all over Cedar Rapids

By: Chris Essig and Lee Hermiston
For the second year in a row, gun violence has gripped Cedar Rapids. While the number of shooting incidents through the first six months of 2015 is down slightly from the same time period last year, the recent escalation of gun violence shows things...
Posted: July 27, 2015

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Health snapshot: How healthy are Linn, Johnson counties?

By: Chris Essig and Chelsea Keenan
A Gazette analysis of 10 years of public health data gives a snapshot, revealing trends such as high diabetes hospitalization rates in Linn County and rising suicide rates and declining heart attack hospitalizations statewide.
Posted: June 15, 2015

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How local police departments use forfeiture funds

By: Chris Essig and Melissa McDonald
Civil forfeiture allows police departments in the United States to take assets from people suspected of being involved in criminal activity. They can then use those assets to buy items as they see fit. Often departments will use the money to purchase...
Posted: May 14, 2015

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Farmers markets in Eastern Iowa

By: Chris Essig
Listed is a directory of farmers markets in Eastern Iowa. The directory was collected and is updated by The Gazette staff. Bookmark this page to keep track of all the farmers markers near you.
Posted: May 1, 2015

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Highest, lowest rated hospitals in Iowa

By: Chris Essig
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week put out 5-star ratings for the majority of hospitals in the country. These ratings, which are based on patient surveys, allow people to compare patient experiences from hospital to hospital.
Posted: April 16, 2015

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Network graph: Something about Mary...Palmberg

By: Chris Essig
Mary Palmberg, of Iowa City, uses an email list of more than 200 people to help fill community needs. This chart shows how the Helpers Email list works.
Posted: April 1, 2015

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How Iowa, Iowa State and UNI stack up in six charts

By: Chris Essig and Jeremiah Davis
With conference tournaments in full swing, and the NCAA Tournament right around the corner, the waiting period for the Big Dance is a good time to take stock of what teams have become this season.
Posted: March 20, 2015

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Cedar Rapids police arrest blotter

By: Chris Essig, John McGlothlen and Sean Davis
This page shows arrests made by the Cedar Rapids Police Department in the past two weeks. All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Information appearing on this page comes from the department's daily arrest report provided to The...
Posted: March 20, 2015

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Immunization rates for Iowa's schools

By: Chris Essig
Below are the immunization rates for more than 1,300 schools in Iowa. Schools under 100 students have been obmitted. Select a header to sort the table. Use the search bar to find a school near you.
Posted: March 6, 2015

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Iowa's rural health systems face their own challenges

By: Chelsea Keenan and Chris Essig
The nation's health care systems are in transition. And while hospitals across the country are grappling with changes to payment systems and quality measures, the tiniest hospitals in rural areas must work even harder to keep up.
Posted: February 16, 2015

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UNI men's basketball stats

By: Chris Essig
Shown below are stats for players on the UNI's men's basketball team for the 2014-2015 season. Select This Week to see stats from just this week. Select Full Season to show stats from the entire season.
Posted: February 5, 2015

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Iowa Lottery retailers with jackpot wins

By: Chris Essig
More than 170 Iowa Lottery retailers won $1,000 or more between July 2013 and mid-November, for a combined $1.57 million. At least nine retailers who won $10,000 or more bought the tickets in the stores where they work -- some even validating their own...
Posted: January 23, 2015

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A violent year in Cedar Rapids

By: Lee Hermiston and Chris Essig
Cedar Rapids saw record levels of homicides and shootings in 2014, including six homicide incidents and 93 shootings. This story takes an in-depth look at those numbers.
Posted: January 8, 2015

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Vote 2014

By: Chris Essig
KCRG's comprehensive coverage of the 2014 general election includes results from the key races in Iowa, as well as analysis on the counties each candidate won.
Posted: November 24, 2014

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Highest-paid state employees in Iowa

By: Chris Essig
What state employees earned more than $150,000 in 2014? This table shows all those employees, as well as information on their job. The highest earner was University of Iowa Head Football Coach Kirk Ferentz, who was paid $3.825 million.
Posted: November 21, 2014

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Common dangerous chemicals in Eastern Iowa

By: Chris Essig and Max Freund
More than 4,000 Iowa facilities reported storing large quantities of hazardous chemicals in 2013. Public and private facilities are required by law to report chemical stores to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and local emergency responders so...
Posted: September 26, 2014

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How Iowa law enforcement uses the 1033 program

By: Chris Essig
As part of its 1033 program, the federal government can transfer excess Department of Defense equipment to local law enforcement. Here's a look at the equipment Iowa agencies have received as part of this program.
Posted: September 26, 2014

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Sex offenders under supervision in Iowa

By: Chris Essig
The number of sex offenders in Iowa who are receving treatment after serving their criminal sentence has increased dramatically in the last five years.
Posted: August 15, 2014

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Iowa River Flooding Simulator

By: Max Freund
With the level of the Iowa River rising, check out our Iowa River Flood Simulator to see what portions of Iowa City and Coralville would be affected by rising waters.
Posted: July 3, 2014

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Flood gauge monitor

By: Chris Essig
With river levels rising throughout Eastern Iowa, check out KCRG's river gauge map for up to date information on current levels and projections from the National Weather Service.
Posted: June 30, 2014

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On the road with Terry Branstad

By: Chris Essig
Gov. Terry Branstad believes one of the secrets to his political success is visiting each of Iowa's 99 counties at least once a year. A review of the governor's public schedule since he was sworn in for a fifth term in 2011, shows he's kept that promise.
Posted: June 13, 2014

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