Libbie Randall, KCRG

Libbie Randall


Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

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Recent articles by Libbie:

Repairs continue on King Chapel at Cornell College

As they continue to work to repair the nearly 5 million dollars in damage, students have found alternative places to practice an instrument, gather for an event, or see a show. → Read More

Eastern Iowa Parks and Recreation directors respond to recent vandalizations

Both departments say these incidents aren’t a reflection of their town or any town as it can happen to any public park. → Read More

Restoration continues around Cedar Rapids nearly two years after derecho

Some things that can’t be fixed and replaced nearly as quickly are the trees. → Read More

Local animal trainer provides insight on increase in dog bites and attacks

Lockdowns and public restrictions gave everyone a lot to growl about. When an animal isn’t used to being around other animals, small children, large groups of people, or all of the above they can react in an aggressive way when present in any number of situations. → Read More

Schools without air conditioning forced to quickly adjust to heat

North Linn and Tipton schools are two of the several districts in the area without AC in their buildings. Both take many factors into consideration before deciding to let out early. → Read More

Crane outside Univ. of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics becomes home to a family of hawks

Regardless of the stage of life, these birds are protected under the migratory bird treaty act. It’s been in place since 1918 and prohibits the killing, capturing, selling, trading, and/or transport of protected migratory bird species . → Read More

Students, parents share varying reactions to new Linn-Mar policy during Friday’s protest

With this policy, students can use locker rooms, bathrooms or stay in rooms overnight correlating with their gender identity. The district’s attorney says this policy aligns with state and federal law and could protect the district from discrimination lawsuits. → Read More

Linn County farmer reacts to consistently chilly planting season

Despite the cool soil temperatures, 9 percent of Iowa’s expected corn crop has been planted. That’s 11 days behind last year and 9 days behind the 5-year average. → Read More

King’s Material employees go on strike after failed wage negotiations

Between inflation and competitive wages in the industry, they say their base pay isn’t enough. → Read More

First Gen Hawks aims to help students who are the first in their family to go to college

Something as small as understanding a syllabus, to student loan debt, this program gives first generation students the chance to connect and get over those obstacles that many other students might not experience. → Read More

Bridge Under the Bridge forced to move, Linn County says their hands are tied

Linn County Supervisor, Ben Rogers says that the lot is leased to the county by the Iowa Department of Transportation. → Read More

Small town restaurant say they are one of many still experiencing pandemic-related challenges

Now that public places everywhere are seeing safety-related restrictions lessen, the challenges for the Jasnous’ are still just as strong. → Read More

Univ. of Iowa student from Ukraine teaches peers her first language through on-campus club

The idea came about after Russia invaded Ukraine. She realized the Center for Language and Culture Learning didn’t include information about Ukraine, so she wanted to offer her knowledge. → Read More

Univ. of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics recognized nationally for LGBTQ Clinic

As a a part of working for the clinic, all staff at the UIHC LGBTQ Clinic receives LGBTQ-specific “Cultural humility” training to ensure everyone who walks in the door feels welcomed and affirmed. → Read More

Mid-Prairie High School club opens student-run thrift store to learn the ins and outs of running a business

Almost all the supplies, including the merchandise were donated by community members. And the most expensive thing in the store is $12. → Read More

Wilson’s Orchard & Farm supports four employees as their family members experience war in Ukraine firsthand

He says he’s thankful to be working alongside three other men experiencing the same hardships he and his family are. → Read More

Owner of 3rd Avenue strip mall reacts to Wednesday morning fire

The Cedar Rapids Fire Department hasn’t told him what the cause of the fire is yet. → Read More

Area college presidents discuss affordability and equity in higher education

One of the topics during Tuesday’s roundtable was affordability when it comes to higher education. → Read More

New Kirkwood program for high school students aims to keep early childhood educators in the Iowa City area

The center’s newest academy is aimed at future early childhood educators. It’s a pilot program in partnership with the Iowa City School District and Kirkwood Community College. → Read More

Inclusive ICR launches online assessment to ensure area organizations have diverse and equitable work environments

Monday they launched an online Diversity Equity and Inclusion, or DEI Assessment. The questionnaire is free and confidential. → Read More