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26 min ago | The Gazette
Chris Thompson, 28, of Lowden, and Ryan Edwards, 31, of Cedar Rapids, spent part of Thursday afternoon testing flow rates on a pump typical in a waste water treatment plant as part of a hands-on lab at the electrical apprenticeship training center in Cedar Rapids.
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In the same Statehouse where peeping drones and sneaky speed cameras give many lawmakers the creeps, a bill expanding strip searches cruised 93-5 in the House last week.
While biking to work, Terry Wahls occasionally plucks wild berries for a snack from shrubs outside.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa- Professional baseball returns to Cedar Rapids in a little more than three weeks.
With all the snow we've had this winter, many people have been rushing to the hardware store to pick up a new shovel.
Acciona Windpower North America is suing the City of West Branch for breaching a tax increment development agreement requiring the payment of annual tax rebates to the wind turbine manufacturer.
A judge ruled last month that a Cedar Rapids man convicted four times on charges involving sexual assaults met the requirements to commit him as a sexually violent predator.
COLD AND EXPENSIVE: Our long, cold winter is driving up street maintenance costs in most Iowa communities.
Recent analyses show declining trend lines for nitrates in both the Raccoon and Iowa rivers, and a third analysis shows declines in both nitrates and phosphorus in the Upper Iowa River.
Stamats Communication hired Chris Feit , previously with Kansas State University, as senior research analyst, and Tracy Thomson, previously vice president and managing director of University Partnerships, as senior consultant in its ESG division.
In what could be the biggest overhaul of a downtown Iowa City block since the urban renewal era of the 1970s and '80s, a group of stakeholders is discussing the possibility of razing a row of century-old buildings to make room for a new development.
Everything will be up for discussion for the Marion Independent School District's school board on Monday, March 10, when administrators will present a list of recommendations designed to help the district make up for a $900,000 budget shortfall in time for the 2015 fiscal year.
But it appears that the regents' administrative staff may need to spend some time in the woodshed, too.
An electrician was found dead at the Penford Products plant in Cedar Rapids on Thursday morning, apparently the victim of accidental electrocution.