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Latest Articles by Erin Jordan
Crime and Courts Dec. 22, 2021 5:13 pm
Cedar Rapids Reserve Officer Scott Fruehling, who has been employed with the agency since September 1994, will not perform any police duties while the officer-involved shooting is being investigated, according to a news release.
State Government Dec. 20, 2021 7:17 pm
A seven-month security review of Iowa’s prison system shows overcrowding and challenges recruiting and retaining staff create potential security risks in Iowa’s nine prisons.
State Government Dec. 16, 2021 3:08 pm
Several Iowa media organizations and the ACLU of Iowa are suing Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and her staff, charging they broke Iowa’s open records law by failing to provide records about the Iowa State Patrol’s border deployment, private fundraising at the governor’s residence, and Reynolds’ messages to meatpacking plant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, among other requests.
History Dec. 16, 2021 9:44 am
Most of us don’t know about the backroom deal that helped secure the interstate’s passage through Cedar Rapids, the alternate routes it could have taken or about the two people who died in the push to open the highway.
History Mar. 15, 2022 9:40 am
Homes and businesses of the Little Mexico neighborhood in Cedar Rapids were razed in the 1960s to build I-380 in Cedar Rapids. Dozens of immigrant families were displaced. The notion of erasing a non-white neighborhood to make way for progress is now seen through a different lens.
Environmental News Dec. 13, 2021 10:19 am
Scientists with the Iowa Geological Survey say Iowa has the underground infrastructure for carbon dioxide sequestration, which would allow Iowa to keep more of the federal tax credits for CO2 storage and have fewer miles of new pipelines.
Environmental News Dec. 13, 2021 10:20 am
More than 30 people spoke out against a carbon dioxide pipeline proposed to run through 36 Iowa counties, including Linn, at an informational meeting Monday night in Cedar Rapids.
Iowa Hawkeyes Dec. 6, 2021 11:43 am
Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta indicated volleyball coach Vicki Brown’s mid-season firing was for a lackluster win-loss record. A program review that preceded the decision involved human resources and faculty reps meeting with players and staff individually.
Agriculture Dec. 3, 2021 6:00 am
Gov. Kim Reynolds in June signed a bill that allows Iowa animal feeding operations to exceed confinement capacity if they install an anaerobic digester to treat all manure.
Crime and Courts Dec. 1, 2021 8:12 am
A Hills man faces charges including second-degree fraud based on allegations he turned back the odometers on 14 vehicles before reselling them for a profit between January and July.
Environmental News Nov. 26, 2021 6:00 am
Navigator, a Texas-based company, is proposing a 1,300-mile pipeline that would pass through 36 Iowa counties, including Linn, Benton, Cedar, Delaware and Iowa, capturing carbon dioxide at ethanol and fertilizer plants and transporting the liquid form of the gas to a sequestration site in western Illinois.