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‘If we’re not educated, how can we fight?’: Rally in Greene Square Park addresses human trafficking in Iowa

Driving through Cedar Rapids gave Heather Brown goosebumps. To the dozens of people gathered at Greene Square Park on Friday, Brown shared the story of the first time she was trafficked in the area during a football game at the […]

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Cedar Rapids’ Bever Woods neighborhood proposed for National Register of Historic Places designation

The City of Cedar Rapids has decided to nominate the Bever Woods neighborhood to the National Register of Historic Places. Individuals residing in this southeast neighborhood are invited to an hour-long meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the […]

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Hundreds of volunteers will spend a week repairing low-income Cedar Rapids housing this month

Cedar Rapids nonprofit Matthew 25 is looking for volunteers of all skill levels to help with home repair and maintenance projects as part of their sixth annual Transform Week. This year’s Transform Week will take place from Monday, June 21, […]

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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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Urban Dreams community food pantry served more than 160 Cedar Rapids families in its first month

In its first month, a new Cedar Rapids community food pantry has served the needs of more than 160 families. The community pantry, which opened in mid-April, is a project of Urban Dreams, a Des Moines-based nonprofit. Elizabeth Buch, workforce […]

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More than a year after closing their buildings to the public, Linn County and Cedar Rapids prepare to re-open doors

The City of Cedar Rapids and Linn County governments are preparing to re-open their facilities to the public after more than a year of being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Linn County Board of Supervisors voted on Wednesday […]

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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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