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Marion trains staff, gardeners to prepare for emerald ash borer infestation

MARION — Residents and officials are not idly awaiting the eventual destruction of their ash trees by the emerald ash borer.

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Iowa City Public Library board hopes for diversity to fill vacancies

IOWA CITY — Iowa City residents are encouraged to apply for three open seats on the Iowa City Public Library’s board of trustees.

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Cedar Rapids ups its game to tackle sewage plant odors

CEDAR RAPIDS — One bonus of the wastewater treatment plant at the city’s extreme southeastern tip is that most of the 170,000 metro a ... »

Iowa House approves ‘Right to Assistance’ bill 98-0

DES MOINES — The Iowa House voted 98-0 Wednesday to approve a bill that would supersede local nuisance ordinances that might penalize a resi ... »

History advocates left with questions after meeting

DES MOINES — The largest assessment of the State Historical Society of Iowa’s 157-year-old archives still is far from complete. But s ... »

North Liberty community garden seeking volunteers

IOWA CITY — With the weather feeling more like spring and the growing season rapidly approaching, organizers with North Liberty’s com ... »

After scores of Iowa visits, most presidential hopefuls officially not running

DES MOINES — Since the 2012 presidential election, a gaggle of Republicans has made about 100 visits to Iowa to talk about the nation’ ... »

School start date bill hits procedural roadblock in Senate

DES MOINES – Add a legislative decision on the date that schools will be allowed to begin fall classes to the list of education issues in li ... »

Iowa House committee approves pair of eminent domain bills

DES MOINES — An Iowa House committee approved a pair of eminent domain bills that, according to their sponsor are “very simply protec ... »

Iowa Senate approves ban on minors using tanning beds

DES MOINES — Iowa minors under 18 years of age would be banned from commercial tanning salons under a bill that narrowly won bipartisan appr ... »

Census shows more people moving to Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS — After experiencing a net loss of residents moving elsewhere in the United States three of the past four years, Cedar Rapids re ... »

Iowa Senate committee advances Palmer confirmation as DHS director

DES MOINES — State human services leader Chuck Palmer cleared a key hurdle Tuesday on his rocky path to likely Senate confirmation.

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Planner’s influence growing with Cedar Rapids leaders

CEDAR RAPIDS — Blame Jeff Speck.

Point the finger at him if you like one-way streets better than two-ways, or traffic lights at every ... »

Consultant to study I-380 congestion improvements

CEDAR RAPIDS — The state has hired a Kansas City-based architecture and civil engineering consulting firm to study how to deal with traffic ... »

Public input sought for Iowa City arts center

IOWA CITY — In its nearly 40 years promoting culture and artists in the community, Arts Iowa City never established a physical place to call ... »