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‘I’m still terrified for my future’: Cedar Rapids climate protesters want solutions on local, national level

Chants of “Green New Deal,” “this is what democracy looks like,” and “fossil fuels have got to go” filled the streets of Cedar Rapids on Friday night, as part of climate strikes organized around the country on Dec. 6. It was an emotional night for many, as marchers shared the reasons why they’re striking and the need for accelerated action to combat climate change. Around 120 people attended […]

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Linn County Board of Supervisors declares a climate crisis ahead of Friday’s national climate strikes

The Linn County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution on Wednesday declaring a climate crisis in light of increased drought and heatwaves, decrease in the bird population and flooding throughout Iowa. The action by the supervisors occurred just days before people around the country — including in Cedar Rapids — prepare for the next […]

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‘Don’t let this remarkable story ever die’: The Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building in Cedar Rapids is now open

When his mother was growing up, she vowed she’d never marry a doctor, Peter Harris said. Lileah Furgerson was the daughter of a doctor, and knew the long hours they worked. The audience at the dedication ceremony for the new Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris building laughed when Peter mentioned his mother’s vow. Lileah did, in fact, end up marrying a doctor: Percy Harris, the first black physician in Cedar Rapids. The couple […]

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The Dr. Percy and Lileah Harris Building, named in honor of two Cedar Rapids civil rights pioneers, will open on Friday

“Every now and again it seems the universe bestows upon humanity one of those ethereal and affable personalities that end up changing the world for the better. Here in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, we had one of those personalities in Dr. Percy Harris. As far as heroes go, he was the exemplar,” Linn County Supervisor Stacey Walker wrote in a Little Village letter […]

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‘One percent is strong, 99 percent is a lot stronger’: Sen. Bernie Sanders brings his presidential campaign to the Ped Mall

During his Friday night campaign rally in Iowa City, Sen. Bernie Sanders sounded almost exactly the same as he did during the first Iowa speech of his 2020 campaign at the Iowa Memorial Union in March. […]

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Sen. Kamala Harris is ‘fucking moving to Iowa’ in an effort to finish in the top three in the Iowa Caucus

Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris stressed the importance of electing a leader who will help unify the country and said it’s “time to turn the page on the current administration.” “The greatest fights we face in terms of challenges are not each other, and we must invest in the strength of our nation, understanding the commonalities […]

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Linn County Supervisor Stacey Walker endorses Kimberly Graham for U.S. Senate

Democrat Kimberly Graham picked up an important endorsement in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate when Linn County Supervisor Stacey Walker announced on Tuesday that he is supporting her candidacy. In May, Graham became the first Democrat to announce a challenge to Sen. Joni Ernst, but her campaign was overshadowed when […]

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Retired Admiral Michael Franken announces a run for Joni Ernst’s Senate seat

Retired Navy Admiral Michael Franken announced Monday that he is running for the U.S. Senate. Franken, who grew up in rural Sioux County, Iowa, and currently lives in Sioux City, is the fourth candidate to join the race for the Democratic Party nomination. The winner will face incumbent Sen. Joni Ernst in the Nov. 2020 general election. […]

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Linn County Supervisor Stacey Walker discussed plans for making college affordable and other priorities in State of the County speech

The Linn County Board of Supervisors has begun work on a plan to make sure all eligible students in the county will be able to receive at least two years of college education, Board of Supervisors Chair Stacey Walker announced in his State of the County Speech on Wednesday. “We have yet to determine the […]

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Best of the CRANDIC 2018: Community

The results are in! Here are the winners of Little Village’s 2018 Best of the CRANDIC competition in the Community category, representing voters’ favorite people, places, organizations and innovations in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City area. […]

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Linn County Supervisor candidate Stacey Walker on how government can serve its citizens — all of them

It’s probably not election season if you don’t encounter Stacey Walker: He’s worked on a number of Democratic campaigns, including Barack Obama’s 2012 run, but he can also be found watching election results roll in with the crowds at The Mill. As a correspondent for Little Village, he contributed an essay last fall called “The […]

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