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Marion Chamber accepting applications, ideas for ImagiNext

MARION - Residents have another chance to share their ideas for Marion's future as the city begins another visioning process, called ImagiNEXT.

Throughout the process, city officials hope to gather suggestions from residents on amenities, services ... »

Marion Council Candidates: Marion must plan for growth, share ideas at forum

MARION - With Marion's population expected to reach 40,000 in the near future, how should the city prepare for that continued growth?

That was one of the questions put to three of the five candidates seeking seats on the Marion City Council durin ... »

Aviation program recommends Marion Airport grant

The state's aviation program recommended Monday that the Iowa Department of Transportation's Transportation Commission approve a grant that would allow the Marion Airport to widen its runway.

The Marion Airport is run through a public-private par ... »

THE PROMISE: Islamophobia exists in Iowa, but advocacy worker says hope for change continues

CEDAR RAPIDS - When Miriam Amer opens the front door of her home, she occasionally finds dog feces or pork - a food Muslims do not eat - on her front step.

Islamaphobia exists in Eastern Iowa and across the state, she says, adding without hesitati ... »

Marion OK’s later hours for Tower Terrace district

MARION - The Marion City Council again voted 5-2 Thursday to extend the hours of operation in a commercial district along Tower Terrace Road.

The council first voted on the issue in August, though one more vote was required to amend the city code ... »

Co-working space allows for collaboration in Marion

MARION - Entrepreneurs and at-home workers in Marion now have a chance to get out of the house and into a co-working space with other entrepreneurs.

In September, the Marion Economic Development Corp. opened Loft Coworking, a workspace for rent at ... »

Food and supply drive organized for Dominica Island native after Hurricane Maria

CEDAR RAPIDS - On Sunday, Sept. 17, when Hurricane Maria was projected to hit Dominica Island in the Caribbean, Paul Simon, of Cedar Rapids, was able to talk to his sister who lives on the island.

Simon grew up on Dominica Island, leaving in 2004 ... »

Gregory Davis charged with first-degree murder after Marion police find body of Carrie Davis

CEDAR RAPIDS - Police say Carrie Davis was dead for several days before her body was discovered Monday outside a rental home on Hillview Drive near Hanna Park in Marion.

On Tuesday, Gregory Davis, 27, of Marion, was charged with first-degree murde ... »

Fairfax car show helps family fund epilepsy research

FAIRFAX - In 2010, after he was diagnosed with lung cancer, Leon Evans started a cruise-in car show in his yard in Fairfax.

Evans had been drag racing since he was a teenager, said Jacob Houser, his grandson. He also had a lifelong interest in c ... »

UPDATE: Suspect to be arraigned in Marion homicide

UPDATE: According to the Linn County Jail's arraignment list, Gregory Davis is to be arraigned this morning on one count of first-degree murder. The arresting agency is listed as the Marion Police Department. There are no other details ... »