Local Government

Windstar Lines and Megabus team up for Coralville-Chicago bus service

CORALVILLE - Windstar Lines Inc. will team up with New Jersey-based express transport company Megabus to bring bus services connecting Chicago to Linc ...

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Can Jesse Allen, the man behind One Park Place, pull off his big idea?

CEDAR RAPIDS - The offer stood out - and quite frankly, up - from the competition.Developer Jesse Allen's landmark plan for a $103 million, 28-story d ...

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Hundreds cheer or jeer as lawmakers take sides on hot-button issues at Cedar Rapids forum

CEDAR RAPIDS - With changes curtailing the ability of public employees to collectively bargain becoming law in a span of just 10 days, and another rou ...

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Report: Cedar Rapids businesses took $25 million hit during 2016 flood

CEDAR RAPIDS - The 2016 flood caused a total loss of $25.7 million to the private sector in Cedar Rapids signaling a much broader impact than previous ...

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Iowa BIG students help plan rec space at old Sinclair site

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids residents want a zip line park, a white-water rafting area or a sledding hill on the site of the old Sinclair meatpacking ...

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Religious leaders, members share support, prayers for refugees and immigrants

  HIAWATHA - More than 100 residents and faith leaders came together to pray and speak in support of refugees and immigrants Thursday night. The eve ...

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3 casino options for Cedar Rapids try their luck

CEDAR RAPIDS - Investors rebuffed for a Cedar Rapids casino license in 2014 are back with a plan to reintroduce the initial Cedar Crossing proposal as ...

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New construction fuels surge in Cedar Rapids property values, stabilizing 2018 budget

CEDAR RAPIDS - New construction is fueling a surge in property value in Cedar Rapids, which has stabilized what is shaping up as a flat city budget in ...

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Cedar Rapids plans design of Hughes Park, seeks public input

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids is seeking public input as it designs the new Dwight Hughes Park in the southwest quadrant.A public meeting is scheduled f ...

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Corbett to present final State of the City address Feb. 22

CEDAR RAPIDS - Mayor Ron Corbett will present his last Cedar Rapids State of the City address during a program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 22 at th ...

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High-dollar Cedar Rapids work attracts new contractors, more scrutiny

CEDAR RAPIDS - A subscription service zipped an email detailing a lucrative construction job opportunity to the inbox of Blake Enloe and his team at L ...

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Final Northwest Neighborhood Action Plan meeting is Wednesday

CEDAR RAPIDS - The third and final open house for the Cedar Rapids Northwest Neighborhood Action Plan is scheduled for Wednesday.The plan will outline ...

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Two historic University of Iowa dorms receive civil rights grant

IOWA CITY - Though the University of Iowa began admitting black students as early as the 1870s, usually only white students received spots in student ...

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New Eighth Avenue Bridge could spur other riverfront amenities

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Eighth Avenue Bridge replacement project may open the door for some intriguing options along the Cedar River, according to Cedar Ra ...

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‘Doc Anthony,’ friend of people but foe of crows

CEDAR RAPIDS - For 11 years, from 1982 to 1993, Cedar Rapids had its very own city veterinarian on the payroll.Russell Anthony, who had his own veteri ...

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