Cedar Rapids’ Xavier High School upholds Catholic doctrine at the expense of LGBTQ students

On March 21, an article published in Washington High School’s newspaper, The Surveyor, split the Cedar Rapids community in two. “The Fight for LGBTQ Rights” by Sarah Altemeier and Quinn Wilcox centered around an open letter written by former Xavier High School student Landon Santel. Santel transferred to Washington for his junior year after “facing […]

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Rep. Mary Mascher introduces bill on seclusion and restraint in Iowa schools

State Rep. Mary Mascher, D-Iowa City, introduced a bill this week that would establish a task force to look at the use of “restrictive procedures, including seclusion” in public schools. Seclusion and restraint are currently allowed under Iowa law. There are 16 seclusion rooms in Iowa City schools (13 in elementary schools) and 11 in […]

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Protections hold as Cedar River reaches crest, but Cedar Rapids still on high alert

The Cedar River in Cedar Rapids reached a crest of 22 feet today and is expected to slowly work its way back down, falling below flood stage Sunday evening, according to predictions from the National Weather Service. “We’re in the final countdown,” said Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett, but warned that the city is not […]

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