Local Government

Submit your questions for Tuesday's Mayoral Candidate Forum

The Gazette is hosting a mayoral candidate forum with CBS 2 / FOX 28 on Tuesday, November 21 at 7 p.m. at Cedar Rapids Public Library's Whipple Audito ...

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Cedar Rapids neighbors form company, buy land, take development into their own hands

CEDAR RAPIDS - There are good neighbors, and then there are neighbors you go into business with.Rather than deal with the uncertain future of 7.8 acre ...

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City Hall murals topic of four-part educational series

CEDAR RAPIDS - If you've attended a Cedar Rapids City Council meeting recently, you've likely noticed the striking murals that surround the Council Ch ...

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On Cedar Rapids' S-curve, speed is up but crashes aren't

CEDAR RAPIDS - Khayree Duckett has been driving 5 mph or so faster through downtown on Interstate 380 during his trips from home in Burlington to visi ...

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Newstrack: Johnson County supervisors chart future for ‘Historic Poor Farm’

BACKGROUND IOWA CITY - The Johnson County Board of Supervisors spent much of its summer working on a master plan for the 160-acre poor farm property, ...

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Robins Main Street project nearing completion

ROBINS - As Mayor of Robins, Chuck Hinz knew an overhaul of Main Street would be a big endeavor for the city and its roughly 3,400 residents.#x201c;Ma ...

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Meet Coralville At Large Council Candidate Cindy Riley

Name: Cindy Riley Address: 734 14th Ave., Coralville Age: 56 Seat seeking: At Large Occupation: Owner/Manager, Winans Chocolates & Coffees, Coralv ...

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Meet Coralville At Large Council Candidate Meghann Foster

Name: Meghann Foster Address: 2172 N. Oak Ct., Coralville Age: 42 Seat seeking: At Large Occupation: Adjunct Lecturer, University of Iowa; Digital ...

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Meet Coralville At Large Council Candidate Elizabeth Dinschel

Name: Elizabeth Dinschel Address: 2257 E. Grantview Dr., Coralville Age: 36 Seat seeking: At Large Occupation: Historian, federal employee Educat ...

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Update: Cedar Rapids city email, internal network restored

CEDAR RAPIDS - An internet disruption that had email and internal networks down for the city of Cedar Rapids staff and services has been restored, cit ...

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ReZone Cedar Rapids open house set for Tuesday

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids is hosting an open house on Tuesday to seek input on a comprehensive overhaul of the city's zoning code, which regulates h ...

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Marion Chamber accepting applications, ideas for ImagiNext

MARION - Residents have another chance to share their ideas for Marion's future as the city begins another visioning process, called ImagiNEXT.Through ...

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Meet Justin Shields, candidate for Cedar Rapids City Council District 5

Name: Justin Shields (i) Address: 3201 Pebble Dr. SE Age: 75 Seat seeking: District 5 Occupation: District 5 Council Member; Mayor Pro Tem Educat ...

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Meet Ashley Vanorny, candidate for Cedar Rapids City Council District 5

Name: Ashley Vanorny Address: 2464 Second St. SW Age: 32 Seat seeking: District 5 Occupation: IT Analyst, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics ...

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Iowa City, nation’s only ‘UNESCO City of Literature’ disappointed over withdrawal

IOWA CITY - The announcement Thursday that the United States will withdraw from the United Nation's cultural organization after years of disputes came ...

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