Local Government

Officials find Emerald Ash Borer in Cedar Rapids

Update: CEDAR RAPIDS - With the second case of emerald ash borer in Cedar Rapids in less than two years, city and state officials say cases will soon ...

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Official: Muddin’ high schoolers are culprits of Seminole Valley Park vandalism

CEDAR RAPIDS - An activity known as #x201c;muddin'#x201d; is tearing up the grounds and more at Seminole Valley Park leading to some changes, city off ...

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Iowa Supreme Court to consider 2 speed camera cases

The Iowa Supreme Court gave new life to two legal challenges of speeding tickets issued by the automated traffic cameras on Interstate 380 in Cedar Ra ...

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Two-way street conversion on Cedar Rapids’ Fifth Avenue begins Wednesday

CEDAR RAPIDS - City officials are accelerating the conversion of Fifth Avenue SE, between Fifth Street and 19th Street SE, from one-way to two-way tra ...

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Linn County supervisors pledge support for Paris accord climate agreement

CEDAR RAPIDS - While President Donald Trump has said he plans to pull out of the Paris climate accord, Linn County Supervisors say they're still commi ...

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Coggon hosts Aug. 1 special city council election

COGGON - Residents of the Linn County community of Coggon will fill a vacant Coggon City Council seat in an Aug. 1 special election.There are no offic ...

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Pedestrian safety rules that restrict panhandling get initial approval in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - Pedestrian safety rules that would create major restrictions for panhandling in roadways gained initial approval from the Cedar Rapids ...

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‘Pedestrian safety’ rules would clamp down on panhandling in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - The afternoon sun blazed down on Nicole Fessler, 21, on Thursday, reddening her face, shoulders and chest as she sat on an upside-down ...

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Johnson County adding to solar grid

IOWA CITY - Johnson County continues to add to its growing network of solar arrays - this time atop the county's new Ambulance Services building on So ...

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Will Czech Village in Cedar Rapids get bypassed by new Sleeping Giant bridge?

CEDAR RAPIDS - A proposed recreational trail bridge dubbed the Sleeping Giant and spanning the Cedar River just south of downtown can benefit Czech Vi ...

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Cedar Rapids mayoral candidate forum set for Oct. 12

CEDAR RAPIDS - The first Cedar Rapids mayoral forum for the 2017 election has been set for October. The forum is being hosted by the Hawkeye Area Lab ...

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Sven Leff resigns after six years with Cedar Rapids parks and recreation department

CEDAR RAPIDS - Sven Leff is resigning after six years in the positions of Cedar Rapids recreation superintendent and parks and recreation director, ac ...

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Cedar Rapids backs new loan for Westdale Mall

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids City Council voted Tuesday to allow a $2.75 million, third-party loan for Frew Development Group LLC, which is redevel ...

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Bever Avenue sidewalk debate resurfaces for Cedar Rapids council

CEDAR RAPIDS - Plans for a sidewalk connecting to Bever Park - which failed to get City Council support a month ago - has new life.Cedar Rapids City C ...

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Hiawatha library officials kick off fundraising for facility overhaul

HIAWATHA - Officials from the Hiawatha Public Library on Monday kicked off phase one of a capital campaign to raise funds for a $4.1 million, 13,500-s ...

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