Tuesday morning read: Flood protection "on the radar" at the White House, remembering Tom Walz, Iowa high school basketball tournament schedule

Iowa City West's Patrick McCaffery dunks during a state tournament game last season at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
Iowa City West's Patrick McCaffery dunks during a state tournament game last season at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

Cedar Rapids flood project 'on the radar' at the White House: Cedar Rapids officials left a meeting Monday with President Donald Trump at the White House feeling, at minimum, that the city’s flood control needs are on the radar screen at the highest levels of the administration. Cedar Rapids Mayor Brad Hart and mayors and governors from a handful of other communities and states with critical infrastructure needs spoke with Trump and top aides in a two hour meeting. Read more >


Community remembers Tom Walz: Former dean of the University of Iowa School of Social Work and disability advocate Tom Walz died Saturday at age 84 after a fight with cancer. “He had an unusual collection of gentleness, compassion, smarts, creativity and chutzpah,” said one longtime coworker, of the legacy Walz leaves in both Iowa City and the world. Read more >


Marion district faces sixth lawsuit over sexual abuse by class volunteer: The Marion Independent School District and teacher Diane Graham face yet another lawsuit from a parent of a Starry Elementary kindergartner over allegations of sex abuse by a teenage classroom volunteer. In total, the district has already paid $2.7 million to settle four lawsuits, and another is pending. Read more >


CROP Hunger Walk planned for Iowa City: The CROP Hunger Walk is gearing up for an annual walk to benefit the food pantry at the Crisis Center of Johnson County. Last year, the event raised more than $7,000 to benefit the Crisis Center’s food bank. This year’s event is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8. Read more >


Iowa high school boys' basketball 2018 district and substate scores, schedule: Thirty-two Iowa high school boys' basketball state tournament spots will be decided over the next couple weeks. Find all the details here >







DES MOINES - Crime doesn't pay and apparently many lawbreakers in Iowa don't either.Outstanding court debt owed by criminals, scofflaws and other violators stood at $731.9 million at the end of fiscal 2017 - a 410 percent increase ...

The Winter Olympics end today in South Korea, but half a world away, Kevin "B.F." Burt is relishing his gold-medal performance on a different world stage. "Technically, I just won the Music Olympics - it just wasn't on TV," the C ...

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