Tuesday morning read: Today's school election, former Iowa DOT director eyed by Trump, should Johnson County get a name change?

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Today's weather - Sunny. Low of 53, high of 83.

Special 'vote centers' being used for today's school election - Those wishing to vote in today’s school elections in Linn County will be casting their ballots at one-time special “vote centers” rather than at their regular precinct polling places.

Six locations will be open for residents in the Cedar Rapids school district. Residents can vote in any of the six vote centers, regardless of their address. Read more...

The Red Cross sees a surge of Iowan volunteers - On Monday, 91 volunteers, ages 18-24, gathered at the Cedar Rapids Red Cross office to receive their final predeployment instructions before heading south this week.

As a part of the American Red Cross relief efforts, the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps volunteers will work in Texas, Georgia and Florida, where two major hurricanes have struck over the past two weeks. The effort will continue as Hurricane Irma is expected to make its way north through Georgia and into Alabama Tuesday and Wednesday. Read more...

Former Iowa DOT director eyed by Trump for federal position - President Donald Trump plans to name Paul Trombino II, former director of the Iowa Department of Transportation, to lead the Federal Highway Administration.

A White House news release announced Trump’s intentions to nominate Trombino, who headed the DOT from 2011 to 2016. Read more...

Three women build Cedar Rapids clothing and jewelry business together - When Abigail Rawson opened her first vintage shop in Czech Village, she was thrilled to be her own boss.

“It was an act of rebellion,” she said of opening Rawson’s Daughter in February 2016. “I didn’t want anyone to tell me what to do.”

But with her new business, Rawson sees the value of collaboration. She and partners Rachel Maker and Carissa Starleaf opened Found + Formed on Aug. 8, just down the street from Rawson’s original storefront. Read more...

Johnson County supervisor questions county's namesake - He’s not suggesting making the “People’s Republic of Johnson County” the official name, but Supervisor Rod Sullivan is “pretty serious” that Johnson County should have a discussion about who its name honors.

He’s not suggesting a name change at all.

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