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Two downtown Cedar Rapids projects increase in cost

CEDAR RAPIDS — Two high-profile downtown projects have gotten more expensive with cost increases approved this week by the City Council.

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Cedar Rapids hands over NewBo City Market site to market

CEDAR RAPIDS — The City Council agreed this week to transfer ownership of the city-owned NewBo City Market site to the market.

The mar ... »

League of Cities wants presidential candidates to listen to city needs

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cities want presidential candidates to pay attention to their needs.

That was a message Thursday from the Iowa League o ... »

Four downtown Cedar Rapids storefronts set for renovations

CEDAR RAPIDS — Downtown storefronts at 203 and 207 First Ave. SE and 110 and 112 Second St. SE are set to get interior renovations and face- ... »

Marion gets healthy city designation

MARION — Marion becomes the first in the Corridor to win designation as a “Blue Zones” city, meeting requirements for implemen ... »

Dedication of rooms honors Cedar Rapids employee killed on job

CEDAR RAPIDS — With a conference room full of Water Division employees among those looking on, city officials Monday dedicated two conferenc ... »

City, subdivisions back proposed deal on sewage lift stations

CEDAR RAPIDS — The seven privately owned and operated sanitary sewer lift stations in Cedar Rapids will be taken over by the city as part of ... »

Iowa City bike share could launch with larger reach than expected

IOWA CITY — The city is finalizing details to launch a new bike share program with the University of Iowa that could be larger than first th ... »

Solon opts out of Johnson County minimum wage increase

SOLON — City council members unanimously voted Wednesday to opt out of a Johnson County ordinance that will raise the minimum wage to $10.10 ... »

Debate over historical importance stops construction next to Robins Cemetery

CEDAR RAPIDS — Only one-half acre in size, the Robins Cemetery on the border of Cedar Rapids and Robins seems under siege from a pack of new ... »

Johnson County supervisors approve $10.10 minimum wage

IOWA CITY — After weeks of discussions, Johnson County officially has a new minimum wage.

Dozens packed the room at Thursday night ... »

Johnson County supervisors approve second vote on minimum wage ordinance

IOWA CITY — The proposed minimum wage ordinance for Johnson County has passed its second reading by the Board of Supervisors.

On Thurs ... »

Iowa City poised to welcome rooftop patios

IOWA CITY — The Iowa City Council will soon consider a third and final reading of an ordinance that will allow some businesses to grow verti ... »

Longtime Iowa City resident running for council seat

IOWA CITY — Longtime Iowa City resident Pauline Taylor will be adding competition to the Iowa City Council’s District A race.

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Lundell to seek second term as Coralville mayor

CORALVILLE — Mayor John Lundell is running for a second term at the helm of the Coralville City Council.

Lundell, 59, announced Thursd ... »