Government

Ernst wants assurances on renewables from Trump EPA pick

CEDAR RAPIDS - Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst plans to pursue a #x201c;rigorous line of questioning#x201d; with President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to lead t ...

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U.S. House approves Cedar Rapids flood wall language

CEDAR RAPIDS - An amendment directing the Army Corps of Engineers to expedite work on Cedar Rapids flood mitigation has been approved by the U.S. Hous ...

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Ernst: Obama’s ISIS ‘victory lap is very premature’

CEDAR RAPIDS - President Barack Obama is premature in declaring victory over ISIS, according to Sen. Joni Ernst, a former Iowa Army National Guard mem ...

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Trump stopping in Des Moines tonight

The Donald Trump #x201c;thank you#x201d; tour is coming to Des Moines tonight.Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence are scheduled to hold a rally ...

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Health groups back Iowa sales tax for natural resources

DES MOINES - A coalition of organizations supporting a state sales tax increase for water quality and natural resources programs has added health advo ...

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Trump: Branstad 'ideal' choice for China post

In a move likely to calm diplomatic and trade concerns created by Donald Trump's rhetoric during and after the presidential campaign, the president-el ...

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Johnson County quadruples solar energy production

IOWA CITY - With the ceremonial flip of a giant novelty switch, Johnson County officials welcomed two new solar arrays to the local power grid.County ...

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Kim Reynolds: Iowa’s next — and first female — governor

DES MOINES - Soon, Iowa will have its first female governor. With Gov. Terry Branstad set to resign to become the next U.S. ambassador to China, Lt. ...

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Marion officials again discussing wastewater treatment wetland

MARION - A wetland that filters wastewater.This environmentally friendly idea has been on table for years in Marion, according to city officials. It s ...

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Neighbors fail in attempt to reverse Kinnick House decisions

IOWA CITY - Neighbors of the proposed Kinnick-like house failed to get help from another board Wednesday.In the latest attempt to stop the 7,500-squar ...

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Branstad pick scrambles 2018 election picture

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad's nomination to become ambassador to China scrambles Iowa's 2018 political picture. Democrats now know they won't have to fa ...

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City manager: Cedar Rapids must not give up on homeless housing options

CEDAR RAPIDS - Finding housing options for low-income residents, particularly the homeless, must continue to be a focus, Cedar Rapids City Manager Jef ...

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Cedar Rapids to enter negotiations for One Park Place incentives

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids City Council unanimously has authorized city officials to negotiate public incentives for what would be the tallest buildi ...

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Cedar Lake sediment testing to begin next week

CEDAR RAPIDS - Long-awaited environmental testing of sediment and soil at the 120-acre Cedar Lake is scheduled for next week, according to an Iowa Dep ...

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Hogg calls on Democrats to stay engaged, spread positive vision

CEDAR RAPIDS - Senate Minority Leader-elect Rob Hogg is telling Democrats they have to play defense now that Republicans control the Governor's Office ...

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