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George Anderson of Cedar Rapids’ Kennedy High School named Iowa Teacher of the Year

For the second time in seven years, a Cedar Rapids teacher has been named Iowa Teacher of the Year. Speaking at a student assembly at Kennedy High School on Wednesday morning, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced George Anderson, who teaches history and is an assistant football coach at the school, has been selected for the award. […]

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Local businesses in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids will offer special deals on Small Business Saturday

For the most ambitious shoppers (who often make the rest of us look bad), the end of Thanksgiving means the start of the holiday shopping season. But because sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday — the two biggest shopping days of the year — typically benefit big retailers the most, American Express started Small Business Saturday in 2010. The shopping event encourages people to support their local economy. […]

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Two Iowans added as plaintiffs in class action lawsuit over Hy-Vee’s data breach

Two Iowans have been added as plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit filed by customers who had their credit and debit card information stolen after using their cards at certain Hy-Vee stores. The lawsuit was originally filed in October on behalf of two customers, one in Illinois and one in Missouri, affected by Hy-Vee’s eight-month-long data breach. […]

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Following a shaky performance in the latest Democratic debate, Joe Biden announces major Iowa campaign tour

Just hours after Joe Biden’s stumbling, and occasionally confused, performance in the 2020 Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday night, his campaign announced an 18-county tour of Iowa. The former vice president’s “No Malarkey” tour will start in Council Bluff on Nov. 30, and conclude with an appearance in Cedar Rapids on Dec. 7. […]

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Deval Patrick, the latest Democrat to launch a presidential campaign, will be in Cedar Rapids on Monday

Deval Patrick, the former two-term governor of Massachusetts and the most recent Democrat to announce a run for president, will visit Cedar Rapids on Monday as part of his first trip to Iowa. Patrick will join state Sen. Rob Hogg, for what the senator is calling “a ‘climate and flood resilience’ walking tour.” […]

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren returns to Cedar Rapids for a town hall on Saturday

Sen. Elizabeth Warren brings her 2020 presidential campaign to Cedar Rapids on Saturday for a town hall at Taft Middle School. The Massachusetts Democrat’s return to eastern Iowa comes after a couple of weeks during which billionaires have been publicly complaining about her policy proposals. The senator’s plan for a wealth tax of 2 percent on personal fortunes […]

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‘Don’t do this’: Rompot residents protest Cargill’s plan for a new Cedar Rapids rail yard at City Planning Commission meeting

A closely divided Cedar Rapids City Planning Commission (CPC) voted on Thursday to recommend approval of Cargill’s plan to build a 200-car rail yard along Stewart Road next to the Rompot neighborhood and near Prairie Park Fishery. The vote came at the end of a nearly four-hour meeting, during which many Rompot residents spoke out against the plan. […]

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Cedar Rapids election: Overland, Poe and Loeffler win seats on city council, while Merschbrock defeats school board incumbent

Both incumbents running for reelection to the Cedar Rapids City Council won in the combined city-school election on Tuesday, and union leader and small-business owner Patrick Loeffler won an open at-large seat on the council. But it was a different story for the school board. A challenger beat the only incumbent running for reelection by 13 percentage points. […]

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An Election Day guide for Cedar Rapids voters

Browse Little Village’s Iowa City voter guide here. Polls open in the combined city and school election at 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning, and the polls will remain open until 8 p.m. Voters in Cedar Rapids will choose three city council members, and three members of the Cedar Rapids Community School District Board. Cedar Rapids […]

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Library users in Johnson and Linn counties will see increased wait times for new ebooks as a major publisher restricts access

Starting on Nov. 1, wait times to borrow some new ebooks from public libraries will get longer — in some cases, significantly longer — as publishing giant Macmillan imposes new limits on the number of copies of its ebooks libraries can loan. Public libraries will only be able to purchase one copy of a book during the first eight weeks after its publication […]

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Friday is the deadline for voter pre-registration and requesting mail-in ballots for the Nov. 5 election

Friday is the deadline for Iowans wanting to pre-register to vote before the Nov. 5 election or request a mail-in absentee ballot. Pre-registration must be completed by 5 p.m. on Oct. 25. Iowa citizens who will be 18 or older on Election Day, and have not been disqualified from voting by a judicial proceeding, can pre-register at the county […]

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Class action lawsuit filed against Hy-Vee over its months-long data breach

Two customers whose card information was stolen in a Hy-Vee data breach filed a class action suit against the company in federal court in Illinois. “The Data Breach was the inevitable result of Hy-Vee’s inadequate data security measures and cavalier approach to data security,” according the plaintiff’s filing. “Despite the well-publicized and ever-growing […]

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