Looking to the future: Succession planning family-owned businesses

CEDAR RAPIDS — Richard and Faith Miene began thinking about who would own and operate Miene’s Septic Service after their son, Rick, h ... »

University of Iowa presidential search could follow ISU, UNI mold

IOWA CITY — As University of Iowa prepares to undergo its own search for a new leader after President Sally Mason last week announced plans ... »

First big storm of season leads to several snowplow collisions

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa Department of Transportation may have to alter some snow removal routes after a wave of crashes totaled two snowplow ... »

Freedom Summit 2015: What they said

Gov. Terry Branstad welcomed the potential presidential candidates to Iowa and declared the 2016 first-in-the-nation Iowa precinct caucus season un ... »

Conservative speakers, some familiar and some new, delight GOP crowd

DES MOINES — Some familiar faces restated their resumes, while some few faces introduced themselves and charged the crowd.

The race f ... »

Capitol Ideas: A hook to the past

DES MOINES — High on a wall of the ground floor in the Iowa Capitol building is an unlikely historical marker that mostly goes unnoticed by ... »

Breaking the cycle: Comprehensive re-entry programs key to reintegrating offenders

CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa confines some 8,000 inmates in its prisons today.

And once out, a large proportion of them again will find themse ... »

Responsive design: One size fits most

Does this screen make my website look fat? The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held earlier this month in Las Vegas, is the Fashion ... »

Changing school start dates now up to lawmakers

DES MOINES — New, stricter state guidelines for when Iowa schools may start classes each year have sparked a political fire, one that many s ... »

Pre-RAGBRAI event to honor late master bike builder

Cycling aficionados will honor an under-the-radar but highly regarded custom bike builder who died on RAGBRAI last year, in conjunction with the an ... »

Public safety: Stop texting and walk already

IOWA CITY — You’ve heard about texting and driving. But public safety and transportation officials say texting and walking can be jus ... »

Your chances for a raise are best in years, survey says

CHICAGO — Many workers might have reason to feel more optimistic about their chances of getting a raise than they have in years.

Nearl ... »

Embroidery — another way to print

CEDAR RAPIDS — Embroidery — the handicraft of adding decoration to an existing material — used to consist of hand-stitched des ... »

Democrats: King event put spotlight on extremism

DES MOINES — Democratic national chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said extremism was on parade at Saturday’s Iowa Freedom Summit p ... »

Cedar Rapids School district, teachers union begin negotiations

CEDAR RAPIDS — School administrators and teachers began negotiations this week on a 2015-16 contract they hope to finalize by March or April ... »

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