Local Government

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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Housing, retail projects lining up along Ellis Boulevard

CEDAR RAPIDS - A planned four-story condominium complex on Ellis Boulevard NW overlooking the Cedar River is moving forward after years in the works. ...

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Newstrack: Reducing size of Linn County board could bring redistricting vote

CEDAR RAPIDS - After spending just a decade with a five-member Board of Supervisors, Linn County voters in November voted to reduce the board's size t ...

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Iowa traffic deaths soar to at least 400

CEDAR RAPIDS - At least 400 people died from crashes on the state's roadways in 2016, nearly a 27 percent increase over the year before and the most s ...

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Park Cedar Rapids offering free New Year’s parking

CEDAR RAPIDS - To promote a safe celebration of the new year, Park Cedar Rapids is offering free overnight parking starting at 5 p.m. Saturday until 5 ...

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Sanctuary city robocalls lead to busy phone lines at Iowa City Hall

  IOWA CITY - Phones at Iowa City Hall have been ringing off the hook this week after residents received automated phone messages saying the City Cou ...

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Iowa minimum wage earners eager for wage increase Jan. 1

CEDAR RAPIDS - Effie McCollum is looking forward to getting a raise at the start of 2017.On any given weekday, the 77-year-old can be found at the Ced ...

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Iowa City Clerk calling it a career

IOWA CITY - After long Iowa City Council meetings wrapped up late at night, members of the public, city staff and elected officials filed out of City ...

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Top 10 Gazette stories of the year: #6 Highway 100 expansion opens

The expansion of Highway 100 opened to the public in mid-December. The roadway has been under construction for much of 2015 and 2016, with a major com ...

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Micro-modeling key to Cedar Rapids flash flooding fight

CEDAR RAPIDS - Flood-prone Cedar Rapids heads into 2017 with a new game plan to manage stormwater problems, particularly those due to bottlenecks in o ...

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After footprint stagnates, Cedar Rapids hits growth spurt in 2016

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids has hit a growth spurt. The land mass that is Cedar Rapids is roughly 71 square miles as of the 2010 census, bumping into ...

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Iowa City area offers holiday light recycling

IOWA CITY - Iowa City area residents can go green this holiday season rather than struggling with those old tangled holiday lights. The cities of Iowa ...

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Ron Corbett tests his message around the state

WINTERSET - When not presiding over City Council meetings or cutting ribbons at business openings, Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett for the past year ha ...

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