Data Center

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

What businesses are re-open in Cedar Rapids?

By: Chris Essig
As the waters recede, dozens of area businesses are working to clean up and re-open their doors. This page is dedicated to get details on when businesses with be re-opening.
Posted: September 29, 2016

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Share your flood recovery story

By: Max Freund, Chris Essig
As the waters recede, we are looking for you to share your stories with us. Did you witness a great moment of community? Take an amazing photo? Or have a story to share?
Posted: September 28, 2016

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Find a drug drop-off site near you

By: Chris Essig
This page shows you which prescription drug drop-off site in Iowa is closest to your address.
Posted: July 6, 2016

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How Iowa's new Medicaid system works

By: Chris Essig, Chelsea Keenan & Melissa McDonald
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Feb. 23 approved Iowa's application to move its $5 billion Medicaid system from traditional fee-for-service into managed care on April 1. This move affects more than 560,000 Medicaid enrollees - or more...
Posted: April 1, 2016

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Your guide to Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week

By: Alison Gowans, Chris Essig
The Hungry Games have come to Cedar Rapids. No, that's not a typo. It's the theme of this year's Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week. A total of 29 restaurants will serve special menus March 1 to 6, featuring $10 lunch specials and $25 dinner menus.
Posted: March 1, 2016

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How much money do companies makes off Medicaid?

By: Chris Essig
More than half of all U.S. Medicaid recipients receive their health care from managed-care organizations - private insurance companies that contract with state governments. During the past decade, Medicaid managed care has grown exponentially, and now...
Posted: February 14, 2016

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Hundreds of accidents reported on I-380

By: Chris Essig
More than 225 accidents have been reported on I-380 between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City in the last 18 months. Here's a breakdown of those accidents and what areas of I-380 have been affected the most.
Posted: December 21, 2015

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Iowa football data center

By: Melissa McDonald, Sean Davis, Chris Essig and Max Freund
Every Hawkeye game since 1999 visualized in an attractive, easy to read game report. Search for games below across multiple criteria including: date, opponent, score, yardage and more.
Posted: September 10, 2015

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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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UPDATED: Medical companies give millions to Iowa doctors, hospitals

By: Melissa McDonald and Chris Essig
This website provides a snapshot of the payments pharmaceutical and medical device companies made to doctors and hospitals in Iowa. Companies are required by law to release details of their payments for promotional talks, consulting, research and royalty...
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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UPDATED: 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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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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