Local Government

52,000 Cedar Rapids property tax notices being mailed

CEDAR RAPIDS - Approximately 52,000 assessment notices are being sent out Monday by the Cedar Rapids Assessor's Office advising owners of residential, ...

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Mayor, council openings on North Liberty special election ballot

NORTH LIBERTY - Residents of North Liberty will now vote for two city officials April 25. The city council held a short special telephonic meeting Thu ...

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Linn County levy rate remains unchanged for fourth year

CEDAR RAPIDS - For the fourth year in a row, Linn County's levy rate will remain unchanged.The Linn County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday approved ...

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Food waste joins curbside composting in Iowa City

IOWA CITY - Iowa City officials expect to double the amount of compost available for gardening through a curbside food waste program launched today.Io ...

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Monica Vernon announces bid for Cedar Rapids mayor

CEDAR RAPIDS - A former Cedar Rapids mayor pro tempore announced a bid for mayor on Wednesday.Monica Vernon, 59, a businesswoman who served two-terms ...

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Jones County Engineer says decision needed soon on Ely’s Stone Bridge

MONTICELLO - If residents and officials in Jones County can agree on one thing regarding the 19th century Ely's Stone Bridge, it's that a decision abo ...

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NewBo sees $16 million property value boost since 2008

CEDAR RAPIDS - Mike Draper first visited the NewBo neighborhood about a year and a half after the flood of 2008 to scout Cedar Rapids for a new store. ...

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North Liberty residents file petition to trigger special election for mayor

NORTH LIBERTY - Less than 12 hours after the North Liberty City Council appointed Terry Donahue to serve as the city's mayor, residents of the Johnson ...

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Raptor survey zeroes in on birds of prey

SOLON - It's a cool, drizzly morning and Shawn Hawks and Brandon MacDougall are driving the country roads of Johnson County in search of raptors like ...

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Two council members apply to be North Liberty’s next mayor

NORTH LIBERTY - Two members of the North Liberty City Council have applied to be appointed the city's mayor.Mayor Pro Tem Terry Donahue and council me ...

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Cedar Rapids officials not sold on Jones Golf Course closure

CEDAR RAPIDS - Staff leaders in Cedar Rapids remain committed to closing Jones Golf Course, but the nine-member City Council is not yet sold on the pl ...

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Corbett's 'big surprise?' Belting out a tune for Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - Those expecting the trumpeted "big surprise" at the end of Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett's final State of the City address would clari ...

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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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