Taylor Holt, KCRG

Taylor Holt


Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

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Past articles by Taylor:

Iowa City NEST program to continue offering support for families in different way

Last year, with a pandemic and so many students learning virtually, people in the Iowa City area opened nearly a dozen Neighborhood NEST sites. These had a goal of supporting families and students with child care and learning support. → Read More

Iowa BIG opens new location in Alburnett focused on rural businesses, trades

Students in the Alburnett and North-Linn Districts will have an expanded opportunity to learn through hands on experience. → Read More

Some educators seeing increase in families choosing alternative options to in-person learning this year

While this Monday brought the first day of class for many, some students learned from the same place they started last year: from home. → Read More

North Liberty school says new tool this year will help address social emotional learning

A North Liberty elementary school is taking a new approach this year to addressing the social-emotional needs of students. → Read More

Cedar Rapids woman from Haiti organizing efforts to help victims of earthquake

A Cedar Rapids woman from Haiti has heard firsthand from family about the current situation there, and is putting her own efforts together to help. → Read More

University of Iowa students experience more normal move-in day, fewer restrictions

University of Iowa students began moving to campus this week as the fall semester gets underway with COVID-19 still spreading. → Read More

One year later: Derecho storm victims still on road to recovery

Lawns covered in debris, trees down and families, mostly refugees, living in tents was the scene outside of the Cedar Terrace Apartments on Cedar Rapids southwest side following the derecho. → Read More

Cedar Rapids Police explain false confession that ended in charges being filed, then dropped in 2011 murder case

There are new developments in the cold case murder of Dexter Meeks. Meeks was shot and killed in front of his home ten years ago. → Read More

Local psychologist seeing surge in teens with eating disorders during pandemic

A local psychologist says she’s seeing a surge in people, specifically teenagers, needing treatment for eating disorders during the pandemic. → Read More

New UI Autism research center launches in response to growing diagnosis concerns

A new autism center at the University of Iowa aims to take on rising diagnoses. → Read More

Black business expo aims to heighten support, connection among local entrepreneurs after pandemic

Some small businesses are still recovering from the impacts of the pandemic, including local minority owned businesses. → Read More

Derecho Resource Center needing help following spike for services

More people are coming through the doors of the Iowa Derecho Storm Resource Center looking for help. → Read More

Uptown Marion businesses want people to know they are open during construction

It's been a week since the Marion 7th Streetscape project kicked off, coming with tighter parking and trickier access to stores. → Read More

New I Love IC retail referral program aims to fill vacant storefronts in Iowa City

Vacant storefronts in some places are still a common sight after the past year shut many businesses down. However, now, some say they are starting to see spaces fill up again. → Read More

North Liberty Summer Reading Program taking different approach

Staff at the North Liberty Library are taking a new approach to address summer learning loss. → Read More

Brooklyn planning memorial to honor Harold “Pie” Keller, Iowan who helped raise flag at Iwo Jima

The town of Brooklyn, Iowa is carrying on the legacy of Corporal Harold P. Keller, an Iowan who was one of the flagraisers at Iwo Jima. However, it took more than 70 years for him to get that recognition. → Read More

Local ER doctor concerned after seeing spike in traumatic injuries, specifically from e-scooters

The Emergency Room at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids is seeing an uptick in traumatic-type injuries, recently and specifically, related to more of the e-scooters available in the city. → Read More

Iowa BIG students hoping to find solutions to gun violence through documentary

The rise in violence is what inspired several Iowa BIG students to explore the issue further. → Read More

Matthew 25 focuses on long-term repairs, derecho repairs during Transform Week

An annual push to fix-up homes in Cedar Rapids is taking on a new focus this year. It's part of Matthew 25's Transform Week. → Read More

As COVID cases decline, local doctors seeing uptick in other viruses, respiratory illnesses in children

As COVID-19 cases decline in Iowa and across the country, health officials are starting to see an uptick in other illnesses in area hospitals. → Read More