Cedar Rapids prepares for flooding

In news that brings back painful memories of the 2008 flood, officials announced that the Cedar River is expected to rise above flood stage Sunday and reach 24.1 feet Tuesday morning, impacting businesses and homes in Downtown Cedar Rapids. Neighborhoods that would be impacted at that level include Time Check, Czech Village, New Bohemia and […]

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UPDATED: Cedar Rapids Police shooting leaves man dead

Updated: Names of the officers involved in the shooting, Jeremiah White and Ashleigh Steil, were released Thursday following interviews with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. Both officers were hired in 2008 and were placed on administrative leave following the shooting under Cedar Rapids Police Department policy. Previous Story: One man died after an officer-involved […]

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Rod Blum opponent Monica Vernon leads rally against First Amendment Defense Act

Supporters of Monica Vernon — Democratic candidate for for Iowa’s First Congressional District campaigning to unseat incumbent Congressman Rod Blum — gathered with Vernon in front of Blum’s Cedar Rapids office today and voiced opposition to the congressman’s First Amendment Defense Act. The bill would roll back equality legislation and allow businesses to refuse service […]

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