Government

Two pieces of Cedar Rapids history face different endings

CEDAR RAPIDS — Two 100-plus-year-old buildings will hear about their fates Tuesday. One is set for new life while the other may face demolit ... »

Iowa City building improvement grants return for likely last time

IOWA CITY — One business’s decision to opt out of Iowa City’s building beautification program has opened the door for others t ... »

Capitol Ideas: DNR’s state nursery escapes budget ax for one more year

DES MOINES — Although it appeared earlier this year that the budget ax would fell Iowa’s 80-year-old state nursery, it now appears th ... »

Rebuild or build new: Breaking down Iowa's multibillion-dollar highway plan

CEDAR RAPIDS — The three Rs of maintaining Iowa's extensive network of roads and bridges — repair, rehabilitate and replace — are ... »

State, industry and consumers to feel economic impact of avian flu

DES MOINES — Stay calm and cook your eggs.

That’s the advice from a trio on the front lines of the battle to contain and defeat ... »

Iowa to join interstate distance learning compact

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad signed a bill into law Friday that he expects will help lower costs and streamline participation in distanc ... »

Bird flu’s economic impact starting to be felt

DES MOINES — Stay calm and cook your eggs.

That’s the advice from a trio on the front lines of the battle to contain and defeat ... »

Budget deal still eluding Iowa lawmakers

DES MOINES — Closer, but still no budget deal.

That was the word Friday from leaders of the split-control Legislature working to hamme ... »

Grassley leads Iowa politicians in bipartisanship

DES MOINES — U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley and former Rep. Tom Latham scored well in a new index measuring bipartisanship, while Rep. Steve King ... »

New forgivable loan program for Cedar Rapids’s aging homes?

CEDAR RAPIDS — Nobody wants a yellow-colored toilet, Scott Overland said.

It is just such a 45-or-more-year-old toilet and matching si ... »

Podcast: 'On Iowa Politics' talks Iowa campaign events, Hillary Clinton and the Straw Poll

This week's show includes discussion on contrasting presidential campaign strategies, Hillary Clinton finally answering questions from reporters an ... »

‘Paving for Progress’ to touch 150 miles of Cedar Rapids streets in next decade

CEDAR RAPIDS — Now you can see if the city's 10-year, $180-million, Paving for Progress street fix-up program will be coming to your block or ... »

Branstad critics see irony in mental health proclamation

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad came under fire Thursday for signing a Mental Health Month proclamation while defending his plan to close t ... »

Cedar Lake coming off impaired waters list after 29 years

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Lake near downtown is slated to come off the state’s impaired waters list where it has languished since 1986 wit ... »

Fireworks bill still alive in Iowa Legislature

DES MOINES — It’s too early to tell whether a debate over legalized fireworks in Iowa will flare or fizzle in the Iowa Senate as the ... »