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Iowa Christmas tree sales hold steady

About 95 million U.S. households will have a Christmas tree - 81 percent of them artificial, according to the American Christmas Tree Association.

But the other 19 percent head to tree farms, nurseries or stores to pick out a #x201c;real#x2 ... »

Talks continue on community policing, racial profiling in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - Community leaders, NAACP representatives and local law enforcement hope to sign an agreement that would begin a mediation process on racial tensions and policing policies in the next few months.

In another meeting Thursday, discussi ... »

Marion Airport wins $425,000 state grant

MARION - The Iowa Department of Transportation Commission on Tuesday awarded more than $420,000 to the Marion Airport to widen and fix the facility's runway.

The commission voted 4-3 to award the $424,620 grant, which is contingent on the city of ... »

Cedar Rapids church’s renovation ‘raises your spirits’

CEDAR RAPIDS - For the first time since May, parishioners at one of the city's oldest Catholic churches celebrated Mass in the sanctuary this weekend instead of the church hall.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 857 Third Ave. SE, held an ope ... »

HACAP hopes to grow Operation Backpack nutrition program in Eastern Iowa

Each week in central Eastern Iowa, school age children who otherwise would go hungry over the weekend or until they can get a meal at school are given supplemental food packages through the Operation Backpack program.

The Hawkeye Area Commu ... »

Donate to forget that fine: Park Cedar Rapids conducting annual Forget the Fine Drive

CEDAR RAPIDS - For the next few weeks, those issued parking tickets in Cedar Rapids have some options for settling their debt, so long as they are willing to making a charitable donation.

Park Cedar Rapids is holding it's annual Forget the Fine Dr ... »

Cedar Rapids martial arts instructor Jake Swanson remembered as positive influence on kids

CEDAR RAPIDS - A Cedar Rapids man who died this past weekend is being remembered by family and friends as a #x201c;legendary#x201d; ambassador for martial arts and positive role model for local children.

Jake Swanson, 37, died Sunday in his Ceda ... »

Giving Tuesday used as a tool in seasonal fundraising efforts

While Cedar Rapids not-for-profits hoped for donations on Giving Tuesday, officials said the day is used as another tool in seasonal fundraising efforts.

Giving Tuesday, which takes place the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is intended to be a ... »

Eastern Iowa entrepreneurs featured on Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Three companies with Eastern Iowa connections have been recognized as business innovators, garnering a spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 2018 list.

The Forbes annual list recognizes about 600 young entrepreneurs and innovators in more than 20 industr ... »

Hiawatha library looks to future after bond boost

Hiawatha voters on Nov. 7 approved a $1.2 million bond for expansion of the Hiawatha Public Library, 150 W. Willman St.

The project will add 13,500 square feet to the 8,500-square-foot library at 150 W. Willman St.

The city has already bud ... »