Local Government

Former Coralville Mayor Jim Fausett dies at 85

CORALVILLE - Longtime Coralville mayor and City Council member Jim Fausett is being remembered by one peer as a #x201c;giant among area elected offici ...

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Cedar Rapids taps into Iowa BIG for help with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

CEDAR RAPIDS - High school students will takeover the city's social media pages on Friday.The initiative could help city officials crack the code of h ...

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New Linn County public health building to be named for Harris family

CEDAR RAPIDS - It was more than 50 years ago that members of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids voted - 460 to 291 - in favor of selli ...

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Cedar Rapids Airport Commission approves $30.8 million terminal renovation contract

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids Airport Commission has approved a more than $30 million contract for the third phase of the airport's massive terminal ...

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Chief: ‘Alarming’ spike in speeding on I-380 without camera tickets

CEDAR RAPIDS - Speeding on the windy #x201c;S-curve#x201d; of Interstate 380 through downtown Cedar Rapids has spiked since speed cameras stopped issu ...

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Ron Corbett launches Bike To Work Week with annual Mayor’s Bike Ride

CEDAR RAPIDS - Mayor Ron Corbett launched Cedar Rapids' Bike To Work Week Monday morning by leading his annual bike ride through downtown Cedar Rapids ...

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Cedar Rapids Public Library receives ‘nation’s highest honor’

CEDAR RAPIDS - Less than two years ago, Cedar Rapids voters rejected a tax levy to help fund operations at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, which led ...

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Iowa City hosts open house to discuss bike plan

IOWA CITY - Officials from Iowa City have scheduled an open house to present the draft recommendations in the Iowa City Bicycle Master Plan and gather ...

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Eager fireworks retailers await permits but some cities say not so fast

DES MOINES - This Fourth of July in Iowa promises to feature significantly more patriotic booms, pops and cracks as a new state law legalizing home di ...

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Golfers celebrate as Jones Golf Course opens for season

CEDAR RAPIDS - It's a new, first day at Jones Golf Course.The Cedar Rapids course opened Saturday for the first time this season after a monthslong de ...

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Fewer paying Cedar Rapids traffic camera tickets

Also: Read about plans for the traffic cameras and what police plan to do about enforcement on the S-Curve here. CEDAR RAPIDS - Vendor Gatso USA last ...

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More Iowa women showing interest in running for public office

By Erin Murphy, Gazette-Lee Des Moines BureauDES MOINES - Mary Ellen Miller's organization has an aggressive goal of achieving gender balance in Iowa' ...

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No additional patrols planned for dangerous S-curve

CEDAR RAPIDS - Law enforcement officials say they aren't stepping up patrols to offset the loss of automated speed camera enforcement on Interstate 38 ...

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Treasurer’s Office gets more customer-friendly

CEDAR RAPIDS - With a few new hires on the way and some new technology, the Linn County Treasurer's Office is upping the ante when it comes to custome ...

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa City maintain high Moody’s bond ratings

CEDAR RAPIDS - Two Corridor municipalities learned their bond rating scores in the past week.Cedar Rapids held steady at an Aa1 bond rating, indicatin ...

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