State audit shows some Iowa correctional services districts got too much vacation

Correctional services employees in three districts, including the Cedar Rapids-based Sixth District, claimed up to a week more vacation a year than ... »

Midwest business conditions improve in June

Business conditions in Iowa and eight other states in the upper Midwest improved in June, according to a monthly survey of

supply managers. ... »

John Erger
JOHN ERGER Cedar Rapids John W. Erger, 88, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, June 29, 2015, at West Ridge ... »
Walker still ahead in Iowa, but lead is slipping

DES MOINES — Neighboring-state Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin continues to hold the early lead among Iowa’s likely Republican caucus ... »

Grants will move preservation, local foods efforts forward at Johnson County Poor Farm

IOWA CITY — With two recently announced grants totaling nearly $70,000, area officials plan to take major steps forward at the Johnson Count ... »

America’s crumbling infrastructure? Not so fast.

Most politicians and transportation interest groups claim that America’s infrastructure is in bad shape. At a recent House Ways and Means Co ... »

Grace Bollhoefer
GRACE BOLLHOEFER Cedar Rapids Grace L. Bollhoefer, 90, of Cedar Rapids, died Monday, June 29, 2015, in her daughter's home. A Celebration of L ... »
Record U.S. soybean crop planted

The nation’s farmers have planted a record soybean crop while reducing corn acreage by 2 percent from last year.

The U.S. Department o ... »

Iowa mental health facilities in Mount Pleasant, Clarinda close

DES MOINES — Two state-run mental health treatment facilities closed their doors and laid off all their workers Tuesday night, according to ... »

Terry Konicek
NEWHALL Terry Konicek, 59, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Hrabak Funeral Home, Belle Plaine. »
Margaret Newmire
MARGARET "PEGGY" NEWMIRE Cedar Rapids Margaret "Peggy" Ann Newmire, 65, of Cedar Rapids, entered her heavenly home on Monday, June 29, 2015, aft ... »
Now in China, accused killer faces three judges — not one

IOWA CITY — When former University of Iowa student Xiangnan Li faces a homicide trial in his native China, he will be immersed in a criminal ... »

Iowa tops $8 billion in gross tax collections for first time

DES MOINES — State net tax receipts finished the 2015 fiscal year up $376.7 million from the previous year and above the projected annual gr ... »