Government

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 ... »

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 ... »

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 ... »

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 ... »

Sanders calls Iowa visit ‘very positive trip’

JOHNSTON — Bernie Sanders will run for president only if there is a massive groundswell of support on the ground level, he says.

A two ... »

University of Iowa students, experts optimistic about America’s renewed diplomacy with Cuba

When University of Iowa senior Kayla Cemensky was weighing her options for study abroad destinations, she found herself intrigued by Cuba. Intrigue ... »

New $100,000 study to help gauge future building pressure in the Highway 30 eastern corridor

CEDAR RAPIDS — Motorists who live in the 85-home College Farms residential development along Highway 30 on the city's eastern edge are workin ... »

Bids mean fields likely for Cedar Rapids greenways

CEDAR RAPIDS — Local soccer and football teams, city recreational leagues, and pickup-game participants likely will have four practice field ... »

Ernst hires business advocate as chief of staff

CEDAR RAPIDS-— Senator-elect Joni Ernst has hired Lisa Goeas as her chief of staff.

Goeas has been a political organizer for the Natio ... »

Iowans 4 Medical Cannabis group forms to lobby for safe, regulated medical marijuana access

DES MOINES — A new coalition calling itself Iowans 4 Medical Cannabis has formed to promote safe and regulated access to medical cannabis for ... »

Iowa City Council discusses taxi cab regulations, regulating Uber drivers

Iowa City taxi drivers and potential incoming Uber network sharing drivers might be seeing some changes to the city regulations and requirements on ... »

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