Michaela Ramm


McGregor businesses rebuild after July tornado

MCGREGOR - Three months after it struck McGregor, one could almost trace the path the tornado took down one bluff and across the valley by following the line of broken trees, bent flagpoles and damaged buildings.

Contractors and builders still wer ... »

Linn County Attorney, supervisor at odds over implicit bias training

CEDAR RAPIDS - A conflict has arisen between two Linn County elected officials over the status of proposed funding from the Linn County Board of Supervisors for implicit bias training.

The disagreement between Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander San ... »

Coralville congregation goes green with new church building

CORALVILLE - Officials with the Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City are preparing to open their new church next month, which they say will be #x201c;one of the greenest churches in Iowa.#x201d;

The facility, located at 2355 Oakdale Road in ... »

Immigrant advocate speaks on impact of ending DACA

IOWA CITY - Early last month, President Donald Trump ended - but gave Congress some time to save it - the Obama-era program called DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

His order to end the policy, which allowed people brought to the Un ... »

District 3 candidates zero in on housing, crime, public works

CEDAR RAPIDS - Three candidates are vying for the open Cedar Rapids City Council District 3 seat Nov. 7, each with his own thoughts on addressing issues of crime, public works and affordable housing.

Candidates running for the seat being vacated b ... »

Flood protection a priority for Cedar Rapids’ District 1 candidates

CEDAR RAPIDS - With no City Council District 1 incumbent on the ballot, two Cedar Rapids residents are competing for the seat in this November's election, both stressing flood protection, street repairs and public safety.

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Springville Korean War soldier honored nearly 65 years after death

SPRINGVILLE - On Tuesday, a few dozen people huddled in the cool wind at the Springville Cemetery to honor a 22-year-old soldier killed overseas.

The group listened to a hymn, a flag was given to the next of kin and three shots were fired i ... »

Iowa Ideas 2017 recap: Talking the same language

On a hot mid-September Thursday, Kurt Heiar recalled a conversation he'd had earlier that day with other business leaders about workplace culture.

"The more we can talk the same language about some of these kinds of things, the better," he said ... »

Human resource professionals say, focus on soft skills during hiring process

CEDAR RAPIDS - In a world of ever changing industry and technology, companies are refocusing new employee hires based on qualities other than solely skills or a degree.

Human resources consultants and recruiters from around the Cedar Rapids say ... »

Iowa’s fall color show both vivid and vapid

The ideal formula for a bright, vivid assortment of fall leaf colors is warm, sunny days followed by cool nights.

Due to unseasonably hot temperatures and a lack of rainfall, however, some parts of the state may see less-than-vibrant fall colors ... »