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Cedar Rapids News

Posted by Paul Brennan | Nov 22, 2017

Illustration courtesy of the U.S. Department of Transportation Highway tests of driverless cars have begun on Interstate 380, between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Iowa Department of Transportation Director Mark...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Nov 20, 2017

Cedar Rapids is increasing traffic patrols this week, as part of the statewide special Traffic Enforcement Program (sTEP). The Cedar Rapids Police Department is one of approximately 170 law enforcement...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Nov 16, 2017

All three proposals for a casino in Cedar Rapids were rejected by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) on Thursday. The five members of the commission voted 3 to...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Nov 6, 2017

The Cedar Rapids Community School District is holding three public input sessions gathering feedback on its Facilities Master Plan -- which includes plans to close eight elementary schools and rebuild...

Posted by Rob Cline | Nov 2, 2017

There are eight candidates vying for mayor of Cedar Rapids, ranging in age from 27 to 71 and representing a variety of backgrounds and professions. Here’s a brief look at...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Oct 24, 2017

On Tuesday, the Federal Communication Commission voted to eliminate a 77 year-old rule intended to ensure TV and radio stations serve the needs of their local communities. The vote on...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Oct 23, 2017

Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids is out as minority leader in the Iowa State Senate, following a vote by the chamber’s Democratic caucus on Sunday. Hogg had only been minority...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Oct 20, 2017

A group of activists and community members gathered on the south side of Cedar Rapids Thursday afternoon outside a nondescript building with a tiny sign: "Homeland Security." They were protesting...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Oct 18, 2017

People will be able to support reproductive rights and have a good time at the Auction for Access in Cedar Rapids on Saturday. The auction is a fundraiser for Iowa...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Oct 17, 2017

Asucena Natareno Ramirez has been held without bail in an Iowa jail since Oct. 3, and her attorney still can’t get a satisfactory explanation for why she was arrested. Natareno...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Oct 10, 2017

Early voting in Linn County for Nov. 7 election began on Monday, but currently the only location where voters can currently cast a ballot in person is the Linn County...

Posted by Paul Brennan | Oct 3, 2017

A new program is accepting donations of eclipse glasses, which will be distributed to schools in Asia and South America.

Posted by Paul Brennan | Sep 27, 2017

The Cedar Rapids Community School District will close eight elementary schools and replace the buildings of almost all the remaining 13 elementary schools, according to a presentation on the district’s...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Sep 21, 2017

A newly announced marathon, Run CRANDIC, will set off from The NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids and take runners all the way to the goal line of the University...