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New southern border makes for more stable Duane Arnold emergency planning zone

CEDAR RAPIDS - Updates to the emergency planning zone surrounding the Duane Arnold Energy Center - used in the event of a nuclear reactor incident - have removed more than 4,600 acres of Cedar Rapids land from the response zone.

On Wednesday, the ... »

Trombino third Iowan to see bid for federal post halted

With his decision to withdraw from consideration as nominee to be administrator to the Federal Highway Administration, former Iowa Department of Transportation Director Paul Trombino III has become the third Iowan in recent weeks to see his hopes of rea ... »

Former Iowa DOT leader Trombino withdraws from federal highway post consideration

Former Iowa Department of Transportation Director Paul Trombino III has withdrawn his name as a nominee to become administrator of the Federal Highway Administration.

A U.S. Department of Transportation representative confirmed Monday that Trombin ... »

Homeowners in Solon not alone in clean water quandary

SOLON - The Solon City Council hopes to decide by the end of the year if it will allow a nearby housing development afflicted with too much arsenic in its drinking water to connect to the city's clean water supply.

Some in the Johnson County commu ... »

Johnson County Crisis Center reaches warehouse goal, still seeks donations for annual campaign

IOWA CITY - While the Crisis Center of Johnson County has reached its fundraising goal for a food bank expansion, center officials worry its capital campaign has caused a slowdown in December giving to the annual campaign.

As of Friday, the organi ... »

State approves Linn County redistricting plan

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate has approved Linn County's proposed redistricting map for a three-member Board of Supervisors.

Pate announced in a Friday news release his approval of the plan, which will dictate which Linn County Supervisor cand ... »

Ashley Vanorny unseats incumbent Justin Shields in runoff Cedar Rapids City Council race

CEDAR RAPIDS - Newcomer Ashley Vanorny ousted three-term incumbent Justin Shields in Tuesday's runoff election for the Cedar Rapids City Council District 5 seat.

Vanorny, 32, captured more than 59 percent of the vote, compared with the roughly 3 ... »

Eastern Iowa Airport sees enhanced TSA screening for electronic devices

CEDAR RAPIDS - Travelers departing from Eastern Iowa Airport may have noticed stricter regulations when it comes to security screenings on some electronic devices.

The Transportation Security Administration began enforcing new, stronger screening ... »

Dredging on Cedar River clears intake for Alliant power station

CEDAR RAPIDS - Excavators on a barge hauling construction equipment on the Cedar River in southern Cedar Rapids aren't working on the latest flood mitigation effort. Rather, they're dredging the river to clear the water intake system for the nearby Alli ... »

Linn County emergency manager retiring

CEDAR RAPIDS - Mike Goldberg has worn many public service hats over the years.

From the fireman's helmet he wore as an arson investigator with the Iowa City Police Department to his current position as director of the Linn County Emergency Managem ... »