Local Government

Marion council passes updated public demonstration ordinance

MARION - The Marion City Council on Thursday passed a new ordinance for public demonstrations. The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa and the city ...

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Iowa state budget issues become gubernatorial campaign topic

Gov. Kim Reynolds' political foes believe the bruised condition of the state budget makes her vulnerable for election in 2018.That much was clear this ...

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Cedar Rapids incentive program helping bank implement stormwater management project

CEDAR RAPIDS - When finished, the plot of land at the corner of Sixth Street and First Avenue NE in downtown Cedar Rapids is likely to look like a sim ...

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Iowa City considers tobacco ban in all city parks

IOWA CITY - City leaders could expand Iowa City's smoking ban to include all city parks.On Tuesday, the Iowa City Council is slated to vote on an amen ...

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Johnson County supervisor asks ‘what’s in a name?’

He's not suggesting making the #x201c;People's Republic of Johnson County#x201d; the official name, but Supervisor Rod Sullivan is #x201c;pretty serio ...

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Linn County goes on record opposing Wild Rose casino project

CEDAR RAPIDS - The majority of Linn County Supervisors have reaffirmed their support for the proposed Cedar Crossing Casino, while also taking shots a ...

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Modern touches coming to historic Ushers Ferry in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - A reboot underway at Ushers Ferry should preserve the attraction's small-town, turn-of-the-20th-century motif, while improving accessib ...

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In face of clampdown on union rights, members tout their value on Labor Day

CEDAR RAPIDS - In the first Labor Day since a clampdown on union worker rights in Iowa, members at a Monday gathering in Cedar Rapids said their union ...

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Linn-Mar High’s Friday football game to host satellite voting site

MARION - A satellite voting station will be open at Linn-Mar High School's first football game of the season Friday night.The station will open at 4 p ...

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Marion City Council to review new language for demonstrations ordinance

MARION - The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa and the city of Marion have worked together to draft a new ordinance for public parades and demons ...

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Robins residents air concerns about possible zoning change, development in city square

ROBINS - Residents in Robins have concerns about a potential mixed-use development near their homes, and they said they plan to ask the city Planning ...

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Linn County auditor believes risk from data release ‘minimized’

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Linn County Auditor's Office is #x201c;working as fast as we can#x201d; to reduce the risk from an accidental release of voter data ...

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Work begins to restore Iowa City’s historic City Park cabins

IOWA CITY - Historic cabins in Iowa City will soon get a new chance at serving their very old purpose.The two City Park demonstration cabins were buil ...

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Cedar Rapids attorney Stephen Jackson Sr. receives ‘prestigious’ pro bono award from Iowa State Bar Association

CEDAR RAPIDS - The news of significant federal budget cuts to legal aid back in 1996 provoked the ire of Stephen B. Jackson Sr., making him jump in hi ...

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Cedar Rapids buses begin streamlined routes today

CEDAR RAPIDS - Chris Johnson spent the usual break in his morning commute Friday studying the big map of bus routes posted in the lobby of downtown Ce ...

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