Area programs turn used license plates into money for local charities

Iowa drivers go through a lot of license plates.

Every month, Johnson County Treasurer Thomas Kriz’s office collects hundreds of used ... »

PFLAG plans to continue bibliotherapy program

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids chapter of PFLAG is examining the initial impact of its bibliotherapy program.

The program, which bega ... »

Medical cannabis info meeting Jan. 28

Iowans 4 Medical Cannabis will present an informational program on how Iowans might benefit from a medical cannabis program at 7 p.m. Wednesday in ... »

Miss Iowa kicking off series on diversity

Nina Yu still remembers the moment that stung, a moment when she was made to feel she shouldn’t be proud of who she is.

“I reme ... »

Documentary: You may have a hereditary disease, would you want to know?

When Jamie Parish was 25, she made a wrenching decision: to get tested for the genetic condition that causes Huntington’s disease.

It ... »

Hy-Vee to host charity event with Bachelor Chris Soules

CEDAR RAPIDS — Chris Soules is coming to Cedar Rapids.

Hy-Vee will sponsor the charity event “Cocktails with Chris and ‘ ... »

Iowa City Bike Library reopening in new digs

IOWA CITY — The Iowa City Bike Library is reopening in a new location this weekend.

The non-profit operation diverts bicycles from the ... »

Museum to showcase 181 baseballs signed by world leaders, baseball greats

Randy Kaplan, a government affairs specialist from New York, never leaves home without a baseball.

After all, he said, “you never kno ... »

Hundreds gather downtown in Cedar Rapids to remember Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

Photos to the right are of Martin Luther King Jr. Day festivities elsewhere in the Corridor

CEDAR RAPIDS — As people ... »

Blogger ‘Iowa Girl Eats’ kicks off University of Iowa food theme programming

Des Moines-based food blogger Kristin Porter creates recipes and shares her love of food with thousands of followers online at It ... »

Crisis Center of Johnson County expanding staff, services to provide additional suicide prevention access

The Crisis Center of Johnson County has become the first center in Iowa to become a core provider with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in ... »

Prestigious Princess Parties brings Disney princess treatment to Iowa

Those yearning to meet a fairytale princess don't have to go all the way to California or Florida.

Instead, Kim Linn of West Branch, the ow ... »

United Way honors Eastern Iowa students for leading by example

CEDAR RAPIDS — The United Way of East Central Iowa will honor 20 area students at the annual Remembering Martin Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Jan. ... »

Effort underway to save Sinclair plant’s history

CEDAR RAPIDS — Demolition crews took down the closed, flood-and-fire-damaged Sinclair meatpacking plant south of downtown in 2010, and an ef ... »

Women teaching Chinese language, customs creatively at Sprout Studio

For the last two years, Emily Jia has been leading Chinese story times at the Iowa City Public Library.

The program proved so popular, the ... »

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