Derecho recovery: Curfew lifted in Cedar Rapids, cooling centers and splash pads open as temperatures climb

The overnight curfew in Cedar Rapids has been lifted, Fire Chief Greg Smith announced during the city’s Monday press conference. The city had imposed a curfew immediately after the Aug. 10 derecho due to widespread power outages caused by the […]

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Gigabit internet comes to West Branch and West Liberty

West Branch and West Liberty were given a special gift this Christmas: 1 gigabit internet, one of the fastest services available. In a press release from Liberty Communications, which will launch the service in the area, General Manager Jerry Melick said, “It is 100 times faster […]

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