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Cedar Rapids school facilities plan is on a journey. It needs to be a longer trip.

As the Cedar Rapids school board was briefed Monday night on a $224 million facilities plan shuttering eight elementary schools, renovating three and ...

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Fast track to meaningful clean water effort? Don’t bet on it

There's suddenly talk of putting water quality on a fast track to early passage at the Iowa Statehouse when lawmakers return to the Golden Dome of Wis ...

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Hart wins handily in Cedar Rapids mayoral race, Vernon exits the electoral stage

There were two mayoral victory parties in Cedar Rapids Tuesday night, but only one victor. Such is democracy. You're either staring into your fail ale ...

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Sen. Grassley, our overtaxed sanity is a bigger problem than overtaxed estates

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley's recent remarks on the estate tax are getting lots of attention. Just Google 'booze.#x201d;#x201c;I think not having the est ...

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Mural swastika jolts a quiet Cedar Rapids council race

Want to spice up a sleepy City Council runoff campaign? Toss in a swastika. In this case, the swastika appears on a mural in the Cedar Rapids City Cou ...

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Public ideas needed for CedarRapids casino site

It seems clear Cedar Crossing Casino 1.0, the original, the classic, #x201c;the big one#x201d; as it's been called, is dead by the water. Iowa's Racin ...

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A city vote tinged with politics in Cedar Rapids. But what’s new?

People who agree on all sorts of things can still get tangled up in prickly partisan politics. A description of your Thanksgiving dinner? Nope. It's C ...

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Corbett’s Hail Mary campaign hopes for an upset

Are you ready for some football? You'd better be if you're watching Ron Corbett's campaign for governor. His book, #x201c;Beyond Promises,#x201d; is f ...

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No Dice II ends in slams, flickers for Cedar Rapids casino bids

DUBUQUE - Iowa's Racing and Gaming Commission slammed the door on three proposed Cedar Rapids casinos Thursday. This was no surprise. Commissioners na ...

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Mulling tax cuts at the Iowa Capitol

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said this week she hopes there will be room for income tax cuts in next year's state budget blueprint. But it may depend on wha ...

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We need a lot of Christmas, right this very minute

Donald Trump, flanked by eight lighted trees, promised us he'd bring back Christmas.#x201c;You know what I'm going to say to start off? Merry Christma ...

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On to the final two in Cedar Rapids mayoral race

In the race to pick Cedar Rapids' next mayor, Monica Vernon and Brad Hart won the right Tuesday to face each other in overtime on the frozen tundra of ...

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A race for mayor that confounds predictions, rakes in bucks

As Election Day creeps into Cedar Rapids like fog, the hazy race for mayor is all questions and no answers.Who's the favorite? Who knows? Will voters ...

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Halloween shows sure to frighten

Warning: satire. Happy Halloween and welcome to sitflix, the ultimate in streaming entertainment and reality avoidance. We're proud to announce today' ...

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Iowa GOP door-kicking can be tough on the hinges

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds harvested some hearty Republican applause for a line she delivered at her festive Harvest Festival fundraiser last weekend. #x2 ...

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