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Mike Pence praises Gov. Reynolds’ leadership on COVID-19 as the state and Linn County set new COVID-19 records

Five days before the election, Vice President Mike Pence landed at the Des Moines International Airport long enough to give a 45-minute speech to a crowd of supporters, encouraging them to vote for President Trump, Sen. Joni Ernst and other Republican candidates. About 30 minutes into his speech on Thursday, Pence reminded the people gathered […]

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Cedar Rapids organizations announce effort to help residents repair derecho-damaged homes before winter

Cedar Rapids organizations have joined to form a new program aimed at helping homeowners who still have damaged homes after the Aug. 10 derecho. Providing Assistance to Community Homeowners — or PATCH — is a joint effort between United Way of East Central Iowa, Alliant Energy Foundation and the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (GCRCF). […]

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Advocates for Social Justice offering free Uber rides to the polls for all voters and childcare reimbursement

Iowans who need transportation to their polling place can use a free Uber voucher provided by the Advocates for Social Justice. The Cedar Rapids group announced on their Facebook page Wednesday evening that they are partnering with Democracy Defenders Iowa to expand their free Uber voucher to all Iowa voters. The group has already been […]

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Hy-Vee CEO tells employees he’s concerned about the tax policies of ‘some of the candidates’ this election cycle

Hy-Vee CEO Randy Edeker sent a video about the upcoming election to his company’s more than 245 stores, Iowa Capital Dispatch reported. In the video, which is being played in store breakrooms, Edeker tells employees that current tax policies are in the best interest of the West Des Moines-based chain and warns about social unrest […]

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Cedar Rapids launches online climate survey, seeks members for the city’s Climate Advisory Committee

The city of Cedar Rapids launched an online survey for residents to provide input about the city’s climate action plan. The survey, which is online until Nov. 20, will be used to make the city’s Community Climate Action Plan. The survey is available in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Swahili and Kirundi. In February, the […]

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