Ethan Stein, KCRG

Ethan Stein

KCRG

Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

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Recent articles by Ethan:

Palo solar farm manager worked on county committee voting on project

Kimberly Dickey, who is the project director for NextEra Energy’s proposed 3,500 acre solar farm, was a former chair for the same Linn County commission set to vote on her new development. → Read More

Friends, family, co-workers mourn Cedar Rapids parents killed in stabbing

Friends, family and co-workers are in mourning over the loss of two Cedar Rapids parents. → Read More

Emails show staff support SROs, while school administration pushed for more changes at high school level

Kooiker wrote middle school principals were supportive of changes to the program, but high school principals were “not in the same mental space around restorative practices at their point in their journey,” → Read More

John Deere, UAW resume negotiations after contract rejection; future strike possible

Strikes are uncommon, especially during economic slowdowns. But, employees have more leverage than in past deals. → Read More

John Deere, UAW resume negotiations after contract rejection; future strike possible

Strikes are uncommon, especially during economic slowdowns. But, employees have more leverage than in past deals. → Read More

Univ. of Iowa paying $400,000, offering additional women’s sports to settle Title IX lawsuit

The lawsuit came after Iowa’s athletic department was facing a multi-million dollar deficit and cut a number of different sports. → Read More

Rep. Hinson promotes confidence in Iowa’s ability to hold free and fair elections

Rep. Ashley Hinson said she always had confidence in Iowa’s ability to conduct free and fair elections after touring the Benton County Auditor’s Office Monday. → Read More

County auditors are trying to mail absentee ballot request forms in local circulars

County auditors are trying to send absentee ballot request forms through the mail by placing the forms in local advertising circulars. → Read More

School lunches become the newest product facing a shortage during the pandemic

The shortage is affecting schools across the country, along with schools in eastern Iowa like the Anamosa Community School District. → Read More

Lawmakers say changes should be explored on spending discrepancy between state, local governments on public notices

State laws require counties and cities to publish government proceedings in newspapers. But, the same laws don’t apply to Iowa’s state government. → Read More

Linn Co. Auditor asks Sheriff to investigate signatures on school board candidates petition

People in the Linn-Mar Community School District might have admitted to breaking a state law, which if convicted could mean jail time. → Read More

State lawmakers will look at changing the bottle bill once again in 2022

Lawmakers have tried to reform the bill multiple times, but no changes have been implemented yet. → Read More

State lawmakers will look at changing the bottle bill once again in 2022

Lawmakers have tried to reform the bill multiple times, but no changes have been implemented yet. → Read More

Officials believe derecho report can help improve disaster response, in time

Cedar Rapids spent around $25,000 to create an after-action review on the city’s response to the Derecho. → Read More

About 30 people protest over sexual assault policy at University of Iowa, cancel march due to attendance

University President Barbra Wilson told students last week it keeps investigations confidential to ensure a fair process. But, she understood their frustrations with the process → Read More

Local governments are administering emergency rental assistance programs more efficiently than the state

Polk County is more efficient than the state when it comes to getting rental assistance to those who need it. Linn County is close to earning the same honor, even though its program has only existed for about three weeks. → Read More

City of Cedar Rapids releases After Action Report, identifies shortcomings and strengths in derecho response

The report is similar to the report published by Linn County Emergency Management Agency published this week. But, it also puts a focus on some positives from the city’s response → Read More

Linn County EMA releases After Action Report, identifies shortcomings in derecho response

More than a year after the Derecho hit eastern Iowa, the Linn County Emergency Management Agency is identifying around 23 different shortcomings in its response. → Read More

State Health Board approves new Univ. of Iowa Hospitals facility in North Liberty

The panel voted 4-1 to approve the project after initially denying it in February. → Read More

Friday marks three months of searching for Xavior Harrelson

If you or anyone you know has information related to Xavior Harrelson, please call the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s office at 641-623-2107. → Read More