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Gov. Reynolds vetoes bill to expand medical CBD progam

On Friday, Gov. Kim Reynolds vetoed a bill that would have allowed people diagnosed with “severe or chronic pain” to participate in the Iowa Medical Cannabidiol (mCBD) Program and would have raised the cap on the active ingredient in the cannabidiol currently available to patients in the program. […]

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Cedar Rapids will start using its I-380 speed cameras again in June

Cedar Rapids will start using its speed cameras on I-380 to issue tickets again on Saturday, June 1, according to a news release from the city. Although the cameras have never been turned off, they haven’t been used to issue tickets since 2017, due to lawsuits over the automated enforcement system. […]

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Iowa City Downtown District selects new ‘nighttime mayor’

The Iowa City Downtown District (ICDD) announced on Wednesday it’s hired a new “Nighttime Mayor,” the nonprofit’s “nightlife, arts and culture liaison.” Joe Reilly will fill the vacancy created when Angela Winnike, the first person to hold the position, resigned in December, before moving to Los Angeles for a new job. Reilly, a native of […]

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Iowa man arrested for rude Facebook post files federal lawsuit

On Tuesday, the ACLU of Iowa filed a federal lawsuit against Adams County in southwest Iowa, claiming its sheriff’s office violated the free speech rights of Jon Goldsmith. Goldsmith was arrested for calling a deputy sheriff a “fucking pile of shit” and “STUPID sum bitch” in a July 2018 Facebook post. […]

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Boston Fish will remain open

Boston Fish, a staple of the Cedar Rapids restaurant scene for 77 years, announced last month it would be closing at the end of May. Manager Lenore Zell wrote on the restaurant’s Facebook page, “the Boston Fish real estate has been sold and will no longer house the Boston Fish establishment.” But that changed after […]

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Students at Washington High School stage walkout over gun violence following weekend shooting

Students at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids staged a walkout on Monday morning to hold a brief remembrance ceremony on school grounds in honor of two former Washington students, Matrell Johnson and Royal Abram, who were shot and killed early Saturday morning. […]

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Eddie Mauro becomes the second Iowa Democrat to announce a 2020 Senate run

Democrat Eddie Mauro announced on Monday he is running for the U.S. Senate. The Des Moines businessman has long been active in progressive politics, and in 2018 he made an unsuccessfully bid for the Democratic nomination for Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District. […]

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ACLU sues to overturn new Iowa ban on funding for Planned Parenthood sex education programs

The ACLU of Iowa filed a lawsuit in state court on Wednesday seeking to overturn sections of the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) budget bill that were designed to prevent Planned Parenthood from receiving government grants to provide sex education programs. […]

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ICPD releases names of officers involved in shooting, charges man shot with unrelated crimes

On Tuesday morning, the Iowa City Police Department released the names of the officers involved in Thursday’s shooting incident behind The Second Act consignment and vintage clothing store. The statement also names the individual who was shot. Officer Travis Neeld, an Iowa City Officer for 10 years, and Officer Alex Stricker, an officer for 9 […]

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