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Juneteenth in Eastern Iowa: cook-outs, blood drives, water balloon battles and Black art

It has been one year since Iowa City and the U.S. government have formally recognized Juneteenth as an official holiday. Many cities across Iowa have been slow to formally recognize Juneteenth, even though the holiday dates back to 1865. However, […]

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How a Cedar Rapids strip mall brought town and country together — and stood the test of time

Anyone living in Cedar Rapids or Marion has more than likely found themselves needing to get to the other, and, most likely, has made the trip by way of First Avenue. On their way, they’ve probably seen an unassuming strip […]

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Cedar Rapids City Council approves $8 million settlement in CRPD shooting of Jerime Mitchell

The Cedar Rapids City Council voted on Tuesday to approve the $8 million settlement agreement in the civil lawsuit filed by Jerime Mitchell and his wife Bracken. The Mitchells filed their lawsuit against the City of Cedar Rapids and former […]

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Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market returning this summer with in-person season

The Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market is returning this summer for its 16th season with an in-person market featuring nearly 100 local vendors selling fresh produce, cinnamon rolls, honey, flowers and other goods. Like many in-person events last year, the […]

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City of Cedar Rapids paid $619,000 to defend former officer Lucas Jones

The City of Cedar Rapids paid $619,000 to defend former Cedar Rapids police officer Lucas Jones against the civil lawsuit filed by Jerime Mitchell and his wife Bracken, the Associated Press reported on Thursday. The city incurred $688,000 in legal […]

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Cedar Rapids bike share program is returning on Friday, with a new addition to the fleet coming later this month

The Cedar Rapids bike share program is returning this year with electric scooters, electric-assist bikes and a new addition to the fleet. The bikes and scooters are expected to begin arriving by Friday, according to a news release. A few […]

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Matthew 25 launches $1 million campaign to develop housing, nonprofit grocery store in Time Check neighborhood

Cedar Rapids nonprofit Matthew 25 kicked off a $1 million campaign this week to revitalize the Time Check neighborhood with new housing opportunities and a nonprofit grocery store as the community continues to recover from the 2008 flood. Matthew 25 […]

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