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Waterloo City Council passes resolution calling for bereavement policy for pregnancy loss

Waterloo City staff will soon have access to paid leave for pregnancy and infant loss. → Read More

Paving for Progress up for renewal in Cedar Rapids on November ballot

Paving for Progress is a city program funded by a one percent local option sales tax that people who live in, or visit, Cedar Rapids pay for. → Read More

Neighbors express concern over preliminary plan at former Transamerica site

Hunter Companies is looking to bring in mixed-used development to the former Transamerica site on the corner of Edgewood and 42nd Street in northeast Cedar Rapids, calling it the North River Center addition. → Read More

North Liberty to consider compromise instead of eliminating snowmobile routes

Council members listened to concerns from snowmobile riders during a public hearing on Tuesday. → Read More

Show You Care: Eastern Iowa Arts Academy celebrates 15 years of bringing arts to the community

With more than a dozen programs and several campuses, they’re letting kids relax and rock out, without any financial burdens- offering classes in art, music, creative writing and more at little to no cost. → Read More

Cedar Rapids Police, some domestic violence intervention groups report increase in domestic abuse

Law enforcement and community groups across Eastern Iowa say they’re seeing an increase in domestic abuse over the last year. → Read More

National paper shortage impacting eastern Iowa bookstores

The pandemic has taken a toll on many industries, print books and publishing included. → Read More

Cedar Rapids job fair eliminates barriers, connects community, refugees with employers

IowaWORKS and other groups hosted the Entry Level and Beyond Job Fair at Hoover Elementary in Cedar Rapids. → Read More

Cedar Rapids Community School District set to vote on revised SRO agreement

A revised version of the School Resource Officer Program agreement between the Cedar Rapids Community School District and the city of Cedar Rapids is on the agenda to be voted on for Monday night’s school board meeting. → Read More

Cedar Rapids Police Department seeing increase in animal abuse investigations

Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman reported the department was involved in 11 cases of animal abuse in the first six months of 2021. That’s up from four in 2020. → Read More

Cedar Rapids businesses excited as $71 million entertainment and mixed-use development advances

The stretch of land at 1st Street and 1st Avenue West in Cedar Rapids has largely been unused since the flood of 2008, but that will change as soon as next summer. → Read More

St. Wenceslaus Church prepares for Goulash Day after overcoming derecho damage

St. Wenceslaus Church is bringing back its Czech Goulash Day this weekend. It had to cancel the event last year after the derecho seriously damaged its buildings, and they’re still working on recovery. → Read More

Parents gather to protest mask mandate at Linn Mar schools

Parents and a few students at Linn-Mar gathered near the high school protesting the districts mask mandate. → Read More

Marion Ministry and Outreach Center opens in Uptown Marion

A new outreach center in Marion will be home to non-profit agencies, community service opportunities, and youth programs. → Read More

‘It’s very difficult to turn it off:’ Linn County Public Health staff discuss mental health toll from pandemic

A CDC study found a significant number of U.S. public health workers are reporting symptoms of mental health conditions. → Read More

Community organizations, Linn County Board of Health send separate letters to schools; urging universal masking

Members of the Linn County Board of Health addressed a letter it sent to county school districts in a press conference Wednesday. → Read More

Independence homeowners prepared for flooding as Wapsipinicon river nears crest

Independence saw flooded parks and streets Tuesday as the Wapsipinicon River continued its rise. → Read More

School districts vary on quarantine policy for students exposed to COVID-19

Schools across Eastern Iowa are one week in, and already seeing positive COVID-19 cases, but decisions on who should quarantine after a positive case in schools vary among districts. → Read More

Police respond to burglary at Central Furniture Rescue’s new location

An Eastern Iowa non-profit is figuring out how much a burglar stole from its new location. → Read More

The LGBTQ Center receives $30,000 grant, hopes to expand programming

The LGBTQ Center in Cedar Rapids says new grant money will help it support more people in the area. → Read More