Matthew Patane


Rockwell Collins sets shareholder vote on acquisition

CEDAR RAPIDS - Rockwell Collins shareholders will have the chance to weigh in on its planned acquisition soon after the new year.

Cedar Rapids-based Rockwell has set a Jan. 11 date for a shareholder vote on its acquisition by United Technologies C ... »

NewBoCo celebrates its fourth batch of start-ups in Cedar Rapids Thursday

CEDAR RAPIDS - If the past four years were the first chapter for the city's local startup development program, the next five will be the second.

The New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative celebrated its fourth Launch Day Thursday night, an annual e ... »

Iowa, 12 other states ask Supreme Court to overturn California egg law

Iowa and 12 other states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a California law that restricts eggs sold in that state to come from hens that have room to extend their limbs.

Missouri's Attorney General filed a lawsuit this week on behalf ... »

Collins Aerospace HQ decision expected by March

Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Corp. likely will decide by the end of March where to base Rockwell's corporate successor.

Farmington, Conn.-based UTC ... »

EPA Administrator in Iowa: U.S. should use natural resources it has

NEVADA - The new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told an Iowa crowd Friday he will work with states when crafting environmental rules, and he criticized the Obama administration for doing the reverse.

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Northey: No update on USDA nomination

NEVADA - Speaking to reporters Friday, Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey said he has not heard an update on his nomination to the USDA.

#x201c;I'll just work away as Iowa's Secretary of Ag until I get a phone call,#x201d; Northey said.


Chrome Horse Saloon returning to NewBo

CEDAR RAPIDS - More than three years after it left the neighborhood, Chrome Horse Saloon is headed back to the New Bohemia district.

The owners of the restaurant and bar plan to open a second location in NewBo around the start of the new year. The ... »

Cedar Rapids hotel can no longer use Clarion name

CEDAR RAPIDS - A 41-year-old Cedar Rapids hotel no longer can use the Clarion name after employees complained they have not been paid.

A spokeswoman for Choice Hotels, which franchises out hotels under the Clarion name, said the company has conduc ... »

U.S. Labor Department investigates Clarion Hotel in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - The U.S. Department of Labor has started a wage investigation into the Clarion Hotel and Convention Center, even as the hotel's owner says employees have been paid.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division has opened th ... »

Iowa picks its first medical marijuana manufacturer

A Des Moines-based company will be the first and only in Iowa licensed by the state to grow marijuana and make medical products from it.

The Iowa Department of Public Health intends to give a cannabidiol manufacturing license to MedPharm Iowa, the ... »