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Marion Council votes to remove business hour limitation on Tower Terrace Road

MARION - The Marion City Council voted 5-2 Thursday to extend the hours of operation in a commercial district along Tower Terrace Road, a move opposed by those living in homes that abut the district.

The commercial district, south of Tower Terrace ... »

Marion looks to researchers for better policing

MARION - University of Iowa researchers will be embedded with the Marion Police Department for half a year to help the force get ahead of crime trends and decide where its resources are most needed.

The Marion City Council on Thursday approved the ... »

Robins commission rejects zoning change for new development

ROBINS - The Robins Planning and Zoning Commission voted Wednesday night not to recommend a proposed zoning change for a section of the Robins City Square.

A zoning change is the first step in developer Geoff Franzenburg's plans to have his compa ... »

Marion City Council to review new language for demonstrations ordinance

MARION - The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa and the city of Marion have worked together to draft a new ordinance for public parades and demonstrations after a police officer confronted a candidate last year over politicking in a median.

Th ... »

Robins residents air concerns about possible zoning change, development in city square

ROBINS - Residents in Robins have concerns about a potential mixed-use development near their homes, and they said they plan to ask the city Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday not to approve a zoning change for a portion of the Robins City Squa ... »

Marion’s Legacy Manufacturing hoping to expand

MARION - Legacy Manufacturing Co. is considering an expansion to its existing warehouse in Marion. Officials credit #x201c;continued growth and success in restoring U.S. manufacturing processes#x201d; as the catalyst, according to a Marion Economic Deve ... »

Eastern Iowa groups sending support to Minnesota mosque after bombing

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Inter-Religious Council of Linn County and Cornell College's Office of Chaplain & Spiritual Life are sending support to a mosque outside Minneapolis that was bombed last weekend.

About 5 a.m. Saturday, a bomb was thrown through ... »

ACLU of Iowa honoring three Eastern Iowa women

Three Eastern Iowa women are being honored with the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa's Louise Noun Award, typically given to those who defend the civil liberties of Iowans.

Rev. Anna Blaedel, of Iowa City, was recognized for enabling a plat ... »

Willis Dady looking to raise $230,000 by the end of August for shelter expansion

CEDAR RAPIDS - In order to meet its $3 million fundraising goal to break ground on a shelter expansion this fall, Willis Dady Homeless Services is looking to raise about $230,000 by the end of the month.

In March, Willis Dady ... »

Portion of Cedar Valley Nature Trail paved and ready for use

CENTER POINT - Bikers are in for a smooth ride after the recent paving of an approximately 3.5-mile portion of the Cedar Valley Nature Trail in Center Point.

Construction on the trail from Schultz Road to Ash Lane began in August 2016. A ribbon-c ... »