Linn County Area

Linn County officials: Let us set our own pay

CEDAR RAPIDS — All five Linn County supervisors want the Legislature to get rid of county compensation boards.

Sen. David Johnson, a ... »

On ADA anniversary, retiring Harkin promises to stay in the fight

IOWA CITY — Although he’s seen steady progress since the signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act, Sen. Tom Harkin’s adv ... »

Council’s chicken decision ruffles feathers in Lisbon

LISBON­ — When Chad Franks parked his truck in front of City Hall last week, his feathered passengers were meant to send a message to t ... »

Cedar Rapids participates in world record for trash collection

CEDAR RAPIDS — As cars zipped along Interstate 380 through Cedar Rapids on Saturday, drivers probably noticed not the litter on the sides of ... »

Linn Supervisor Barron calls State of the County address “bittersweet”

CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn Supervisor Lu Barron on Thursday gave the annual State of the County address, calling it a “bittersweet” m ... »

Judge sentences Marion 'flim-flam artist' to 9 years in federal prison

A federal judge Friday sentenced a former Marion investment broker, who scammed several victims out of thousands, to the maximum prison time of mor ... »

Cedar Rapids casino is about flood recovery, tour-guide Corbett tells commissioners

As bus tours go, it was a quick one with a clear message:

The Flood of 2008 here hurt, and the ongoing recovery of the city, especially the h ... »

Cedar Rapids casino backers gather to bolster confidence on eve of commission's visit

Strength can come in numbers, and some 300 or so backers, believers and investors in the proposed Cedar Crossing Casino joined forces at a downtown ... »

Gaming commission takes in 6 hours of pros, cons of Cedar Rapids casino

CEDAR RAPIDS — In two weeks we’ll know.

The Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission came to Cedar Rapids on Thursday, visited the site of the propose ... »

Cedar Rapids parks director wants to merge oversight commissions

Finding citizens to volunteer for the long list of city boards and commissions is always a challenge, City Council members never tire of saying.

Cedar Rapids unveils remote-control geese chaser

CEDAR RAPIDS — Who needs border collies when you have FIDO?

Flummoxed city parks officials a year ago toyed with the idea of recruiting borde ... »

Iowa 1st District hopefuls tout new endorsements

With little more than two months until Iowa U.S. House 1st District voters choose Democratic and Republican nominees, candidates are touting new en ... »

Time is now to show support for Cedar Rapids casino, mayor says

CEDAR RAPIDS — Sixty-one percent of Linn County voters or 37,000 people took time to vote a year ago to support casino gaming in Linn County.


Incumbent Harris of Palo faces Ely's Banowetz in Linn supervisor primary

Republicans in much of rural Linn County have two supervisor candidates to pick from in the June 3 Republican primary election.

One-term, Dis ... »