Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids smoking ban in parks takes step ahead

CEDAR RAPIDS — On a 9-0 vote, the city’s Parks, Waterways and Recreation Commission on Tuesday recommended that the City Council ban ... »

Cedar Rapids arborist: Treat ash trees you want to save

CEDAR RAPIDS — City arborist Todd Fagan on Tuesday put his latest thoughts on the emerald ash borer more succinctly than ever.

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Section of Cedar Rapids City Hall mural recreated

CEDAR RAPIDS — An image that was likely removed from a Depression Era mural because of its message has been restored at the recommendation o ... »

Cedar Rapids releases list of 33 street projects for 2015

CEDAR RAPIDS — City officials on Wednesday announced the streets that city will fix this year in the city's Paving for Progress program, whic ... »

Appeal state order on traffic cameras, Cedar Rapids mayor says

CEDAR RAPIDS — Mayor Ron Corbett said Friday he will back a police recommendation to appeal last month’s state order to move two city ... »

7 Cedar Rapids projects get tax breaks

CEDAR RAPIDS — Six housing projects and an office/retail project were pushed ahead this week as the City Council agreed to property tax break ... »

Olson seeks re-election to Cedar Rapids council

CEDAR RAPIDS — City Council member Scott Olson is seeking re-election to a four-year term in District 4 on the city’s west side.

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Hidden art: Depression-era mural to return to life in Cedar Rapids City Hall

CEDAR RAPIDS — Come the end of April, residents will see the main reason workers on two occasions — the last time some 50 years ago & ... »

Cedar Rapids loses $2.7 million in housing funds to Council Bluffs

CEDAR RAPIDS — Nearly $3 million in grant funds awarded in January to a downtown housing proposal that fell apart won’t be staying in ... »

Cedar Rapids has moved beyond flood recovery, Corbett says

CEDAR RAPIDS — In his sixth State of the City address, Mayor Ron Corbett on Wednesday leaned on a pop music hit from 1972 to say that the cit ... »

Overland seeks District 2 Cedar Rapids council seat

CEDAR RAPIDS — Scott Overland, vice president of investments at Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, is running for the District 2 seat on the City Co ... »

Smoke-free casino bill gets hearing, little more

DES MOINES — A House subcommittee spent about 15 minutes Tuesday hearing the pros and cons of a bill seeking to authorize up to two new gamb ... »

Cedar Rapids again installs dead crows in park’s trees as crow deterrent

CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s been some 20 years since then-local veterinarian Russell Anthony stumbled on the idea of placing crow coffins in ... »

Rain damage required $275,683 in fixes at Cedar Rapids City Services Center

CEDAR RAPIDS — The final tally is in.

A 5-inch downpour last April 13 during construction of the garage shop area of the City Service ... »

Marion considers nicotine-free parks

MARION — Next week, City Council members will discuss approving a recommendation from the Marion Park Board to make city parks nicotine-free ... »