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Gov. Branstad names Cedar Rapids attorney Bruns as new 6th Judicial District judge

Gov. Terry Branstad appointed a Cedar Rapids attorney Christopher Bruns Wednesday to serve as the new 6th Judicial District judge.

Branstad a ... »

Jury convicts Gordon Lasley Jr. of two counts of second-degree murder

Gordon Lasley Jr. sat still with his hands on his thighs, showing no visible emotion on his face, when the judge read the verdicts finding him guil ... »

Cedar Rapids tightens ordinance on cell towers near homes

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cellphone companies will face a tougher time here when they try to erect tall cell towers near neighborhoods of single-family ... »

Cedar Rapids firms get development incentives

CEDAR RAPIDS — Three companies secured city incentives this week from the City Council to support their economic development projects.

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State gets $43 million to build Accountable Care Organization

The U.S. Department of Human and Health Services is awarding Iowa up to $43.1 million over the next four years to build upon its Accountable Care O ... »

Declining passengers, stricter regulations prompt review of Iowa's regional airports

WATERLOO — With flights at Fort Dodge Regional Airport grounded due to a pilot shortage, the Warner family chose another small airport rather ... »

Workers install restored Clayton County Courthouse clock

ELKADER — After four months, a prominent feature has returned to the downtown area of the Clayton County seat.

In August, workers remo ... »

Iowa City allocates $20,000 toward temporary homeless shelter

IOWA CITY — Plans to create a temporary shelter to help the area homeless population avoid dropping winter temperatures received a big boost ... »

Democrats push for Warren presidential campaign

DES MOINES — Despite the fact Elizabeth Warren has balked at running for president multiple times, more than 50 Democratic voters crammed in ... »

Benson retiring as Cedar Rapids school superintendent

CEDAR RAPIDS — David Benson, the superintendent of the Cedar Rapids Community School District, will retire at the end of the school year, th ... »

Iowa home sales fall, prices rise

Fewer homes were sold last month in Iowa than in the same month of 2013, but the average sale price rose, according to the Iowa Association of Real ... »

Oelwein authorities rescue dog from well, search for owner

OELWEIN — An Oelwein woman found something unexpected in her yard Wednesday morning.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said a ... »

State of Iowa, unions begin closed-door collective bargaining talks

DES MOINES — Talks between state and union negotiators aimed at hammering out new two-year labor contracts covering state employees have mov ... »

Cuba releases American Alan Gross after five years in prison

WASHINGTON — Cuba has released American aid worker Alan Gross after five years in prison, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.

Cuba arre ... »

Sony Cancels Theatrical Release for ‘The Interview’ on Christmas

LOS ANGELES— With theater chains defecting en masse, Sony Pictures Entertainment has pulled the planned Christmas Day release of “The ... »

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