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Plan for the future of Cedar Rapids schools calls for closure of eight elementary schools

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 new Facilities Master Plan at the Board of Education meeting on Monday. […]

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New marathon will take runners from Cedar Rapids’ New Bo Market to Kinnick goal line in Iowa City

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 of Iowa Kinnick Stadium. The event, which will take place Sunday, April 29, has been in the works for a long time, organizers said during a Thursday morning press conference. […]

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Lawsuits over Cedar Rapids I-380 speed cameras are headed to the Iowa Supreme Court

No city in Iowa has made more money from traffic cameras than Cedar Rapids. But two cases challenging the city’s use of traffic cameras on Interstate 380, which were recently accepted for further review by the Iowa Supreme Court, may change that. If the court rules in favor of the plaintiffs, the city may have to refund some of the fines it has collected. It may also face lawsuits for violating the rights of people ticketed because of the cameras. […]

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Democratic candidate for governor John Norris talks Iowa values, changing the culture of farming and how to win in 2018

Speaking at the Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union Hall in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday night, Democratic candidate for governor John Norris said, “I spent a couple of months testing the waters about my candidacy. After testing the waters, I found them high in nitrates and bacteria.” […]

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How will the new texting while driving law be enforced, and what are your rights?

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It’s been called a texting ban, but the new law impacting Iowa drivers and their phones goes beyond just texting. As of July 1, drivers are prohibited from viewing “images visible on the screen of a hand-held electronic communication device” including texts, instant messages, emails, games or websites. Viewing GPS information, as well as emergency traffic and weather alerts is still permitted. […]

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Democratic candidate for governor John Norris to speak in Cedar Rapids

Campaign stop by Democratic candidate for governor John Norris RWDSU-WFCW Union Hall (526 F Ave. NW, Cedar Rapids) — Tuesday, July 11 at 5:30 p.m. Democratic candidate for governor John Norris is coming to Cedar Rapids Tuesday as part of his six day tour across Iowa. Norris will speak on “Our fight for a livable […]

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Murals and More unveils new Cedar Rapids skywalk mural by AKACORLEONE

A small crowd gathered for the unveiling of a big mural in downtown Cedar Rapids on Monday evening. Murals and More, which is steadily creating the Cedar Rapids Mural Trail, dedicated the organization’s first mural of 2017 on the east side of the skywalk on Third Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues. […]

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Protesters, Trump supporters face off outside of Trump’s Cedar Rapids rally

In the hours leading up to President Donald Trump’s Cedar Rapids rally, protesters and Trump supporters stood in the rain on separate sides of the street. One side held aloft posters and chanted — “Dump Trump” and “Love Trumps Hate.” The other side sported “Make America Great Again” hats and occasionally shouted slogans of their own, including the ever popular “USA, USA.” […]

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The Cedar Rapids Public Library wins the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries

Out of over 100,000 public libraries in the United States, the Cedar Rapids Public Library is in the top of its class. The Cedar Rapids Public Library has been awarded the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service and shares this honor with only four other libraries and five museums across the country. […]

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Planned Parenthood and Raygun raise the B.A.R. with a packed house

Mike Draper, founder and CEO of Raygun, along with Suzanna de Baca, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, teamed up to pull off the largest Planned Parenthood events in Eastern Iowa. The mixer, hosted on Wednesday, May 10, by Draper at Raygun’s Cedar Rapids location, attracted more than 200 intergenerational Planned Parenthood supporters and women’s rights advocates. […]

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