‘No major changes’ needed to SROs, CRPD says, despite data showing racial disparities in student arrests

Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman told school board members on Monday the department realizes its officers in Cedar Rapids schools have been arresting Black students at a disproportionately high rate, but said he still supports the school resource officer program “100 percent.” The Cedar Rapids Community School District has been re-examining its use of […]

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Jazz, Rubik’s Cubes, pancakes and lumberjacks: Fourth of July weekend in Iowa City, Coralville and Cedar Rapids

Activities are plentiful for anyone looking to celebrate Fourth of July in the CRANDIC. Enjoy the sunny weekend with the Freedom Festival in Cedar Rapids, Jazz Fest in Iowa City, 4thFest in Coralville — or festival hop and try to make it to all three. Of course, since it’s the Fourth of July, there will […]

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