Data Center

Here's a collection of maps, apps, graphs and other projects from The Gazette/KCRG data team.

How Iowa, Iowa State and UNI stack up in six charts

By: Chris Essig and Jeremiah Davis
With conference tournaments in full swing, and the NCAA Tournament right around the corner, the waiting period for the Big Dance is a good time to take stock of what teams have become this season.
Posted: March 20, 2015

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Cedar Rapids police arrest blotter

By: Chris Essig, John McGlothlen and Sean Davis
This page shows arrests made by the Cedar Rapids Police Department in the past two weeks. All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Information appearing on this page comes from the department's daily arrest report provided to The...
Posted: March 20, 2015

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Immunization rates for Iowa's schools

By: Chris Essig
Below are the immunization rates for more than 1,300 schools in Iowa. Schools under 100 students have been obmitted. Select a header to sort the table. Use the search bar to find a school near you.
Posted: March 6, 2015

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Iowa's rural health systems face their own challenges

By: Chelsea Keenan and Chris Essig
The nation's health care systems are in transition. And while hospitals across the country are grappling with changes to payment systems and quality measures, the tiniest hospitals in rural areas must work even harder to keep up.
Posted: February 16, 2015

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UNI men's basketball stats

By: Chris Essig
Shown below are stats for players on the UNI's men's basketball team for the 2014-2015 season. Select This Week to see stats from just this week. Select Full Season to show stats from the entire season.
Posted: February 5, 2015

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Iowa Lottery retailers with jackpot wins

By: Chris Essig
More than 170 Iowa Lottery retailers won $1,000 or more between July 2013 and mid-November, for a combined $1.57 million. At least nine retailers who won $10,000 or more bought the tickets in the stores where they work -- some even validating their own...
Posted: January 23, 2015

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A violent year in Cedar Rapids

By: Lee Hermiston and Chris Essig
Cedar Rapids saw record levels of homicides and shootings in 2014, including six homicide incidents and 93 shootings. This story takes an in-depth look at those numbers.
Posted: January 8, 2015

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Vote 2014

By: Chris Essig
KCRG's comprehensive coverage of the 2014 general election includes results from the key races in Iowa, as well as analysis on the counties each candidate won.
Posted: November 24, 2014

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Highest-paid state employees in Iowa

By: Chris Essig
What state employees earned more than $150,000 in 2014? This table shows all those employees, as well as information on their job. The highest earner was University of Iowa Head Football Coach Kirk Ferentz, who was paid $3.825 million.
Posted: November 21, 2014

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Common dangerous chemicals in Eastern Iowa

By: Chris Essig and Max Freund
More than 4,000 Iowa facilities reported storing large quantities of hazardous chemicals in 2013. Public and private facilities are required by law to report chemical stores to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and local emergency responders so...
Posted: September 26, 2014

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How Iowa law enforcement uses the 1033 program

By: Chris Essig
As part of its 1033 program, the federal government can transfer excess Department of Defense equipment to local law enforcement. Here's a look at the equipment Iowa agencies have received as part of this program.
Posted: September 26, 2014

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Sex offenders under supervision in Iowa

By: Chris Essig
The number of sex offenders in Iowa who are receving treatment after serving their criminal sentence has increased dramatically in the last five years.
Posted: August 15, 2014

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Nursing Home Turnover Rate

By: Max Freund
This is a map and table show nursing home facilities operating in Iowa. The circles of the map are shaded based on the average turnover rate experienced at a facility using data from 2010 - 2012. And you are able to explore a complete breakdown of the...
Posted: August 15, 2014

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Wind turbines in Iowa

By: Max Freund
This is a map of onshore industrial wind turbine locations in Iowa through July 2013. The locations cluster by proximity to each other depending on the zoom of the map.
Posted: July 17, 2014

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Iowa River Flooding Simulator

By: Max Freund
With the level of the Iowa River rising, check out our Iowa River Flood Simulator to see what portions of Iowa City and Coralville would be affected by rising waters.
Posted: July 3, 2014

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Flood gauge monitor

By: Chris Essig
With river levels rising throughout Eastern Iowa, check out KCRG's river gauge map for up to date information on current levels and projections from the National Weather Service.
Posted: June 30, 2014

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On the road with Terry Branstad

By: Chris Essig
Gov. Terry Branstad believes one of the secrets to his political success is visiting each of Iowa's 99 counties at least once a year. A review of the governor's public schedule since he was sworn in for a fifth term in 2011, shows he's kept that promise.
Posted: June 13, 2014

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