Government

Purple Heart monument honors ‘those who shed blood for our country’

CEDAR RAPIDS - Retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Steve Feldmann couldn't sleep.Scheduled to give an address during a Memorial Day ceremony in Cedar Rapids, ...

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Fact Checker: Tim Gull and the cost of Linn County supervisors

Introduction#x201c;We the taxpayers of Linn County are paying $2.7 million to five Linn County supervisors for one term of service. This is an obscene ...

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‘The right age, at the wrong time’: Veterans reflect on Memorial Day

IOWA CITY - Dressed in an officer's uniform and sitting in a wheelchair, George Dane took time Monday to think about all the people he knew who never ...

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Scammers who target unsuspecting elderly Iowans steal billions each year

On April 1, 2014, Karla Sibert answered her mother's cellphone while Marlene Sibert, 79, was in surgery. On the other end of the line, a woman asked h ...

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Fearful of California primary loss, Clinton digs in

There is a real chance that Hillary Clinton will have clinched a majority of delegates - and the Democratic nomination - before polls close in the Cal ...

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Score card on Cedar Rapids bike-friendliness released

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids is moving in the right direction when it comes to bike friendliness, according to a League of American Bicyclists score ca ...

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Fundraising numbers show statehouse campaign battle lines

DES MOINES - The path to control of the Iowa Senate in 2017 can be found in recently filed statehouse fundraising reports. The state political partie ...

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Number of applications for passports rise in Linn County

CEDAR RAPIDS - It's not uncommon for employees at the Linn County Recorder's Office to find themselves busy juggling numerous tasks. They handle a nu ...

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Iowa U.S. Senate candidates address African-Americans’ concerns

WATERLOO - How to address the root causes that led to the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement was not only the first question posed to U.S. Senate ...

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In campaign chaos, Donald Trump shows his management style

For the past two months, Donald Trump has presided over a political team riddled with turf wars, staff reshuffling and dueling power centers.But the t ...

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Q&A: Supervisor Rod Sullivan talks about minimum wage ordinance

Johnson County Supervisor Rod Sullivan talks about the countywide minimum wage ordinance - the first of its kind in the state - passed last year by th ...

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Official projects wave of new retailers coming to Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids metro will see up to 20 retailers announce new locations or expansions coming to the market in the next few months, sa ...

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Trump rules out presidential debate with Sanders

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday ruled out a one-on-one debate with second-place Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders, killi ...

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Sidewalk expansion plans continue get pushback in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - Careful talking sidewalks in the neighborhood around Jefferson High School. In case you miss the dozens of #x201c;Stop sidewalks/walls; ...

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Podcast: 'On Iowa Politics' talks money games in the Iowa Legislature, if Iowa's Republicans can embrace Trump

This week on the podcast, reporters discuss Thursday night's U.S. Senate primary debate, statehouse and Congressional fundraising numbers, and Republi ...

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