Government

FACT CHECKER: Lundby Attacks Rizer on Contraception

Introduction

“Rizer wants to give the government power over (your medical) decisions. Rizer is endorsed by an organization that wants ... »

Jury rules against CR council member in slander suit

CEDAR RAPIDS — As a City Council member in 2011, Don Karr slandered a local homebuilder during a vigorous council debate on the construction ... »

Podcast: On Iowa Politics talks national visitors, Rep. Steve King, and early voting numbers

This week's show features discussion on the national visitors coming to Iowa during the final weeks of campaigning, Rep. Steve King's debate perfor ... »

Who takes over when Harkin leaves?

WASHINGTON — Academics and former aides say they will miss Tom Harkin’s service as a health care “champion” after he re ... »

Fact Checker: Iowa GOP economic claims

Introduction

“More than 150,000 jobs have been created in just over three years, more Iowans are working than at any point in Iowa ... »

City proposes Downtown National Historic District

CEDAR RAPIDS — The city is proposing to create a Downtown National Historic District, a move designed to let owners of historic properties q ... »

Fact Check: Rizer claims Lundby voted for free health care

Introduction

(State Rep. Daniel) Lundby sponsored zero bills in the last two years that have been signed into law. Zero ... Lundby voted to ... »

Iowa City Council takes steps toward offering TIF money for Lucky’s Market

IOWA CITY — The city council has approved the first step in providing tax increment finance assistance to a Colorado-based grocery store.

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Iowa officials debut Alert Iowa mass notification system

DES MOINES — Officials with the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management on Tuesday announced the development of an Ale ... »

Iowa City Council terminates The Wedge’s downtown lease

IOWA CITY — After six years of serving up pizza by the slice, the Wedge Downtown has closed its doors.

The Iowa City Council approved ... »

New rec center in NW Cedar Rapids is on the way

CEDAR RAPIDS — No flood-recovery project in the city has had more twists and turns than replacing the flood-ruined and now-demolished Time C ... »

State lawmakers debate university funding model

CORALVILLE -- The intended and unintended consequences of a new proposal for funding Iowa's public universities came under review by lawmakers this ... »

Cedar Rapids plans to spend $1.5 million more in LOST funds for northwest rec center

CEDAR RAPIDS — The City Council this week is slated to approve the spending of an additional $1.5 million in revenue from an earlier 1-perce ... »

GOP official: videos violated campaign laws

CEDAR RAPIDS — A candidate for Iowa secretary of state is adding a disclaimer to his YouTube videos that is required on political advertisin ... »

Former Cedar Rapids council member’s comments go on trial this week

CEDAR RAPIDS — Mayor Ron Corbett and members of the City Council are among a long list of people slated to testify this week in what will be ... »