Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Doctors, patients scramble ahead of Supreme Court decision on Obamacare

NEW YORK — As the U.S. Supreme Court takes on a make-or-break Obamacare case this week, a growing number of U.S. patients and their doctors ... »

Marion council split on nicotine ban in parks


MARION — Don't look for a unanimous vote.

The Marion City Council on Thursday will hold a public hearing to listen to pros ... »

Subsidy showdown looms

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act survived a bruising battle in 2012 when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the indi ... »

Medicaid Modernization meeting March 3 in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa Department of Human Services will hold a public meeting March 3 in Cedar Rapids to discuss the state’s plan t ... »

New contract brings annual raises, higher weekend pay for UIHC employees

IOWA CITY — Health care professionals at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will be receiving annual raises and higher weekend pay for ... »

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Legumes for Lent

I have friends and family who eat out almost every meal. I just can’t do it — I enjoy cooking, but mostly I covet control of my food ... »

Cook quick: Planning makes meals easier

Planning makes meal-making easier on busy days. Since pretty much every day is busy, these tips will help carry you through.


Warm up in winter with molasses hot chocolate

As a child, snow days were all about gearing up in layers of puffy outerwear to spend the day slogging through the snow building forts with ... »

Sunday, March 01, 2015
Marion alley project seeks community feedback

MARION — The city is soliciting input from community members before breaking ground on an alley beautification project.

On Tuesday, t ... »

Off the Map: Lansing organization helps plan activities

Downtown Lansing, on the Mississippi River in Allamakee County, was designated a National Historic District in September.

The area, from the ... »

Pants-Free Parenting — Unhinged: A tale of a son’s destruction

Just the other night, at a friend’s house my baby walked up to me and handed me a long metal pin. “Oh no,” he said and walked ... »

Iowa all Over: Dell’s Diner in Waverly

Every town needs its Main Street, and every Main Street needs its diner.

In Waverly, that place is Dell’s Diner, sandwiched in between ... »

One-of-a-kind climb up iced silo near Cedar Falls

CEDAR FALLS — Few people look forward to frigid temperatures.

Don Briggs, a University of Northern Iowa professor, is one of them.

Sunday, March 01, 2015
‘There’s Something I Want You To Do’: Baxter is a brilliant writer

There’s no doubt that Charles Baxter is a brilliant writer, a treasure of the Midwest. But even the greats can stumble, and unfortunately Ba ... »

Local Best Sellers


1. “A Wrestling Life” Gable

2. “The Speech” Sanders

3. “Welcome to Braggsv ... »

Grand Gable: Legendary wrestling coach’s collection of stories includes some oft-told, some new

Dan Gable is more than a wrestler, more than a wrestling coach. He’s a storyteller.


If you’ve ever spent any t ... »

‘Past Crimes’: Debut thriller reads like it’s by a seasoned vet

Glen Erik Hamilton doesn’t have any past novels to his credit, but his debut, “Past Crimes” (William Morrow, 324 pages, $26.99 ... »

Marion considering new library facility

MARION — An 18-year-old library in a 175-year-old city may seem still to be in its infancy, but in fast-growing Marion it's already past its ... »

Sunday, March 01, 2015
Home: 1950s home hides 2,000 square feet behind petite facade

CEDAR RAPIDS — It looks petite, sitting sedately, slightly back from busy 34th Street SE. A cool gray exterior enhanced by navy blue shutter ... »

From the Ground Up: Create your own Japanese garden

Q: I’m interested in Japanese gardens. I don’t want a whole garden, but maybe just a “touch of Japanese.” Where do I st ... »

Think pink: The 1950s, 1960s pink bathroom

When Stacey Lopis’ friends see the bathroom in her 1960-vintage Hawthorne ranch, they all say the same thing: “You have to get rid of ... »

From the Ground Up: Tips for pruning young trees

CEDAR RAPIDS — Many of us don’t think about pruning trees and large shrubs until winter winds blow twigs and branches across our yard ... »

From the Ground Up — Burdened by snow: to brush off or not?

LINN COUNTY — The recent winter storm that left Eastern Iowa digging out also took its toll on our landscapes. When we get heavy, wet snow, ... »

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